On Wednesday, the Phoenix Suns put in a dominating performance against the Denver Nuggets to get a comfortable 123-98 victory in the second game. This means that the Suns v Nuggets second-round playoffs series now has a score of 2-0.
Proceedings Of The Suns v Nuggets Game 2
After the regular season, this was the fifth consecutive win for the Phoenix Suns. In the Suns v Nuggets game, Chris Paul was the standout performer in the Suns’ offense. He scored 17 points without any turnovers, and 15 assists. The ratio between assists and turnovers for Chris Paul now stands at an impressive 26-1 for the Suns v Nuggets series. Devin Booker backed him up for the Phoenix Suns by scoring 18 points as well as 10 rebounds.
In the Suns v Nuggets game, the Suns were seemingly one step ahead of the Nuggets on either end of the court. Phoenix almost managed to get everything they wanted at any stage in the game while attacking. At the same time, they made the life of the Nuggets miserable while defending. All five starters for the Suns finished the match by scoring double figures. For Denver, however, only two of their starters reached double figures.
Nikola Jokic, the recently crowned NBA MVP, helped the Nuggets by scoring 24 points, 6 assists, and 13 rebounds. However, it was nowhere close to being enough for the night. It was more so because his teammates were not giving him much help.
For the next matches, Mike Malone, the coach for the Nuggets, will have to think of how to get the team going, with a special focus on Michael Porter Jr., and Aaron Gordon. The two of them scored only 17 points combined, managing to convert 6 of their 20 attempts in the second game. Fortunately for his side, the next two games will be played in Denver.