On Tuesday Night, the young Phoenix Suns were able to edge the Portland Trail Blazers by two points in a preseason game. Devin Booker led the way for his team along with T.J. Warren, with the team's new rookie draft pick also providing a boost off the bench. The Trail Blazers saw strong performances from their All-Star guard despite the loss. Here's the Suns vs. Trail Blazers recap with top performers, game stats, and what's next on the preseason schedule for these teams.

NBA game recap

The Trail Blazers came out strong with a 32-24 first quarter and then finished ahead 63-46 at the half.

However, the second half was all about the Phoenix Suns. The team outscored Portland 27-22 in the third and then finished with a ferocious fourth quarter that featured 41 points scored by the Suns to grab the two-point win.

Leading the way in the Phoenix Suns' win were forward T.J. Warren and shooting guard Devin Booker. Warren led all scorers with 24 points on 9-of-15 shooting while also collecting six boards. Booker finished with 19 points on 4-for-12 shooting and also had five assists. Center Alex Len came off the bench to provide a double-double, scoring 14 points and getting 13 rebounds, while rookie Josh Jackson also scored 14. Troy Daniels provided 15 bench points as well.

For the losing side, Damian Lillard led all Portland Trail Blazers starters with 18 points on 8-for-15 shooting.

Caleb Swanigan also provided 18 points off the bench to go with six rebounds. C.J. McCollum shot just 4-for-14 in the game and finished with 10 points, while Jusuf Nurkic had 16 points in the losing effort.

For the game, the Trail Blazers shot at a rate of 41 percent while the visiting Suns hit 46.3 percent of their field goals.

Phoenix also connected on 37 percent of the three-point shots they took and won the rebounding battle 51-47. The Suns had 18 turnovers while the home team had just 15 points but couldn't get the win.

Standings & what's next

The Phoenix Suns are 1-0 to start the NBA preseason. This team doesn't have high expectations to make the playoffs in the Western Conference but could be a fun young team to watch as they continue to grow.

Next up on the preseason slate is an away game against the Utah Jazz on Friday night at 9 p.m. Eastern Time.

The Portland Trail Blazers (0-1) may have their work cut out for themselves this season. The Western Conference has become highly competitive due to all the player movement to build "Big Three" combos or potential contenders. Portland is still a team that could be competing for the jam-packed lower tier of the Western Conference playoff teams. Portland hosts the Toronto Raptors on Thursday night at 10 p.m. Eastern Time on NBATV.