Phoenix Suns Recap

Phoenix Suns Recap

Drew Boyd

The Phoenix Suns just recently experienced the end of their season. The Suns led the league in the amount of wins, and they ended with 64 wins and only 18 losses. Going into the playoffs, they were considered a favorite to make it to the finals. However, this did not stand true.

Suns fans and NBA analysts were first worried when the eighth seeded New Orleans Pelicans took them to six games. These close games were definitely a warning sign to the Suns. In the next round, the Suns faced off against the fourth seeded Dallas Mavericks. This Dallas team has one superstar, Luka Dončić. The Suns were able to beat the Mavericks in the first two games. The scores were 121 to 114 and 129 to 109, both in the Suns’ favor. In the third game, the Phoenix suffered their first loss, 94 to 103. The Suns losing game four went to prove that they could not beat the Mavericks on the road. Luka was cutting up the defense everytime the teams matched up. Coach of the year award winner, Monty Williams could not figure out Luka’s kryptonite. Game five showed promise, and the Suns blew the Mavericks out of the water with a 30 point win. In game five, the Suns blew the Mavericks out and in game six of the series, Mavericks escaped with a win. The series was even at three to three and game seven needed to go well for the Suns. However, the Suns came out the gate slowly and poorly. The Mavericks dominated the game the whole time. The Suns ended their season with a bitter taste in their mouth; they lost game seven 123 to 90. A crushing 40 point landslide victory moved Luka and the Mavericks into the next round. 

One massive takeaway is the fact that the Suns need more people who can create their own shot. The Suns suffered from the Maverick’s double team on Devin Booker. A lot of players on the roster need to be set up for their shot, and the Suns need someone who can go get a bucket on their own whenever they need it.