The Suns did their job and did the first part of protecting home by earning a 122-105 victory over the Denver Nuggets. Game 1 is now in the books. The Suns were led by Chris Paul, “The Point God.” After catching a little bump to his shoulder early in the game he winced a little bit. After that incident, he was cooking with mid-range jumpers. CP3 scored 21 points, grabbed 6 rebounds, and dished out 11 assists on the night.
Another look at that DA dunk 😈 pic.twitter.com/Ar6oGw4xC8— Phoenix Suns (@Suns) June 8, 2021
“It was fun to get out there and be involved,” Paul said. “That last series – that was tough – but I’m glad to be back helping the team.”
DOMINAYTON😤 pic.twitter.com/KAtqDdihwk— Phoenix Suns (@Suns) June 8, 2021
The Suns trailed most of the first half. In the second half the team started to really get cooking. Shots were falling and the execution was at a high level. A semi-healthy to healthy Chris Paul is the catalyst for this Suns team to play at a high level. The goal is to now keep Chris healthy and things should take care of itself as far as the Suns playing well and even possibly advancing in these Playoffs.
Other Suns players contributed to the Suns earning the big game 1 win.
- Mikal Bridges led the Suns in scoring this game with 23 points. He also grabbed 5 rebounds and dished out 5 assists.
- Devin Booker scored 21 points, grabbed 4 rebounds and dished out 8 assists.
- DeAndre Ayton scored 20 points and grabbed 10 rebounds.
- Jae Crowder scored 14 points and grabbed 5 rebounds.
Game 2 of this second round series is Wednesday, 6/9 in Phoenix at the Phoenix Suns Arena. Tip-off is at 9:30 pm Eastern/ 6:30 pm Pacific.
"They're helping us play like this… This was the loudest game, to be honest, that I've ever played in."— Phoenix Suns (@Suns) June 8, 2021
– @DeandreAyton on tonight's crowd
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SUNS WIN! FREE WINGS! It's a great Monday.— Phoenix Suns (@Suns) June 8, 2021
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