Phoenix Suns: Team Continues to Scorch Opponents With Hot Start
The Phoenix Suns are making a run for the ages ever since the NBA restarted. On Monday, they defeated the Oklahoma City Thunder 128-101 on Monday.
Phoenix will play the Philadelphia 76ers (42-28) on Tuesday afternoon at 4:30 p.m. Eastern without Joel Embiid and Ben Simmons. The Suns will then face the Dallas Mavericks (43-30) on Thursday at 4:30 p.m. Eastern,
The Suns are looking to play in the play-in round and there will definitely be one. They are currently in the 10th spot. Phoenix is just 0.5 games back of the Portland Trail Blazers (33-39) for the ninth spot in the Western Conference.
Phoenix is one game back of the Memphis Grizzlies (33-38) for the eighth spot in the Western Conference. The San Antonio Spurs (31-38) are also one game back of Memphis for the eighth spot.
The Suns have won their last six games. They currently have a (32-29) record so far this season. Phoenix has not made it to the playoffs since the 2009-2010 season. They made it to the Western Conference Finals that season and lost to the Los Angeles Lakers in six games.
Bridges and Johnson each scored 18 points in the game.
Dario Saric scored 16 points. He shot 58.3 percent from the field. Saric also grabbed nine rebounds, recorded two assists, blocked one shot, and recorded one steal.
DeAndre Ayton scored 10 points off the bench. He shot 50 percent from the field. Ayton usually starts, but he missed the start of the game due to a coronavirus test concern. Ayton also grabbed six rebounds.
Devin Booker scored 35 points. He shot 52.9 percent from the field. Booker also grabbed five rebounds, recorded four assists, and blocked two shots.
Devin Booker is the heartbeat of this basketball team and he is one of the best shooters in the NBA as well.
Monty Williams has done a solid job coaching this team in the restart. Even if they don’t make it to the playoffs this season, they will have a firm belief that they will get back to the playoffs next season and maybe make a run in the postseason.
If they were to get into the eighth seed, Phoenix would then have to face the Los Angeles Lakers (52-18) in the first round of the NBA playoffs though. That series would potentially not be very pretty for the Suns. This is a very good re-start story and a lot of people love storylines across the NBA though.
Phoenix’s hot streak is probably going to come to an end at some point. They do have a bright future ahead of them and maybe one day, not today, they will be back in the NBA spotlight though. We will see happens as time moves on though.
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