The game was more complex than we expected, but the 13th streak win came. Phoenix Suns defeated San Antonio Spurs last Monday, 22, at AT&T Center and are getting closer to Golden State Warriors.
The current NBA runner-up is showing they are not kidding on this season, and going to another playoff is the minimum. Last year the Suns surprised with a second-place on the regular season, and in the playoffs defeated Los Angeles Lakers (4 – 2), Denver Nuggets (4 – 0), Clippers (4 – 2), and lost The Finals, by 4 – 2, against Milwaukee Bucks.
With the last victory, Phoenix is four away from matching their all-time win streak. The upcoming opponents are Cleveland, New York, Brooklyn and Golden State.
Phoenix started the season with a 1 – 3 record. The last loss was October 27, against Sacramento Kings, at home, by 110 – 107. After that, Phoenix didn’t lose either a single game. The team scored more than 100 points in 12 from 13 games on this streak.
Playing on Texas, the Suns had a tight game against the Spurs, winning by 115 – 111. The team from Arizona started the 4th quarter leading by 16 points, after an excellent second period.
San Antonio made 36 points against 25 from the rival in the last period, but it wasn’t enough for a comeback victory at home, and the team stopped in 13th place from Western Conference, with four wins and 12 losses. This was the eighth loss of 10 for its second-worst start in franchise history.
Dejounte Murray scored a triple-double, with 18 points, 10 rebounds, and 11 assists, while Jakob Poeltl added 15 points and nine boards, and Derrick White, with 19.
On Phoenix side, six players scored more than 10 points: Deandre Ayton, with another double-double (21 and 14), Devin Booker and Cameron Payne, with 23 and 21, respectively, and Chris Paul (12), JaVale McGee (14), and Landry Shamet helped with some points.
Talking about stats, the Suns have an incredible roster with good teamwork. This is why on Bovada, the first player from the team on the favorites for MVP, Devin Booker, is only the 18th on the list, with +6600.
Booker is averaging 22.4 PPG, 5.6 RPG, and 4.9 APG, while Ayton has 16 points and 12 boards, and CP3, with 13.9 points and 10.3 passes (league leader), are the main players from the team.
With 14 victories and only three losses, the franchise is in second place from the conference, just one game behind Golden State Warriors. The team is 4th on PPG, with 111.8, 9th in RPG, 46.6, and 3rd in APG, 26.8.
In the next game, Phoenix will face Cleveland Cavaliers at Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse, Ohio, and should be the favorite for the win, according to Bovada.