Phoenix Suns has exposed all the flaws of Denver Nuggets in the first two games of the semifinal of the Western Conference of the NBA. The Monty Williams team, with a phenomenal Chris Paul and a Devin Booker successful, has knocked Michael Malone’s team off the field in the first two games of the series. Thinking about Game 3, to be played in Colorado, El Comercio spoke with Devin Booker on the importance of these two first duels.
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Phoenix Suns beat 123-98 to Denver Nuggets and took a 2-0 lead in the semifinal of the Western Conference in the NBA PlayOffs. The homeowner team
It is curious that despite the beating, the top scorer of the game was Nikola Jokic with 24 points and 13 rebounds. For its part, in Phoenix Suns, Chris Paul again destroyed Denver with 17 points and 15 assists without registering any loss.
The game featured three great stories. The first, the abandonment of Nuggets to his MVP. Nikola Jokic converted 24 points; However, among the other four holders they could only add 26 units, with very poor returns such as that of Michael Porter Jr. O Facundo Campazzo. Also, in the bench of substitutes they did not find any solution to the lack of offense either.
On the other hand, the factor Chris Paul. The owner dominated Facundo Campazzo and to every rival that is put in front of him with very good decisions. The player of Phoenix Suns he managed to involve all his teammates through assists and managed to do a lot of damage coming off the pick and roll with his typical medium distance shots. This caused the defense of Denver is unrecognizable to Paul’s handling.
Finally, the low offensive effectiveness of the team Michael Malone. Denver tried 43 triples, five more than Suns, but only converted 14, four less than the winning team. Likewise, the attack looked disjointed and with poor performance such as that of Porter Jr. The return of Will Barton He gave some oxygen to an offense that seems stagnant, but it was not enough. It is partly a credit to the great defense of Suns, but on the other hand, Michael Malone is not looking for variants before the bad nights of MPJ.
After the game, I spoke with Devin Booker about the importance of these two wins: “Winning at PlayOffs is always fun, even more so in such a competitive series. As you mentioned, the public is very important, it really is an advantage to have them with us. I am very happy to have achieved this 2-0 at home; however, we have to change our mentality and focus on the third game that will be played in Denver ”.
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