06/08/2021, 9:55 AM
Efficient performance Tuesday
Booker was oddly passive on the offensive end during the Suns' Game 1 victory over the Nuggets. Helped by the fact four of their five starters scored at least 20 points, Booker was able to shovel some of the scoring burden onto other players. Based on what we have seen throughout the playoffs, Booker is likely to take a more aggressive approach in Game 2, especially if his teammates are struggling in any way.
06/08/2021, 9:51 AM
Double-doubles in Tuesday's win
Ayton certainly held his own against Nikola Jokic, walking away from the victory with another double-double. After a somewhat disappointing regular season, Ayton has been able to take his game to another level thus far in the playoffs and that continued development is going to be key if the Suns are to make it to the Western Conference Finals.
06/08/2021, 9:49 AM
Takes over late in Game 1 win
Paul saved his best for last as he scored 14 of his 21 points in the final quarter, helping the Suns to a crucial victory in Game 1. Still clearly bothered by his recent shoulder injury, Paul does appear to be coming to terms with his limitations, and barring any setbacks, he should continue to improve with every passing game. The fact Game 2 is on Friday certainly works in his favor.