It seems like the Phoenix Suns have finally figured some things out. After weeks of ineffective lineups, head coach Igor Kokoskov has finally been able to put players in good situations for 48 minutes.
Last night against the Boston Celtics, the Suns won their fourth consecutive victory since opening the season with a dismal 4-24. Adding to that, this would be their first four-game winning streak since March 2015.
The whole team got involved with the 111-103 triumph over Boston. Superstar Devin Booker scored 25 points and paired it with 8 assists. DeAndre Ayton added 23 points and 18 rebounds, T.J. Warren scored 21 and Kelly Oubre Jr (pictured) chalked up 13 bones in his Suns debut. Oubre had made his presence felt throughout the game, but his offensive ability was put on display during the fourth quarter as he nailed a 3-point dagger to close out the victory.
Ok, let’s get something straight, the Suns are not making the Playoffs this year. In the long run, it’s best if this team keeps losing a whole lot of games to put themselves in position to snag the beast Zion Williamson from the draft and that tactic is getting old. Last year, the Suns were a league-worst 21-61 and this year are on pace for a 19-63 campaign. The roster, by all means, is nowhere to be complete. However, there’s clear value for this team both short and long. Their players are finally clicking, the coach is finally on the chess board and the future… seems kinda brightish?
Side Note: Booker has scored 38 points or more in his last 3 games against Boston, including 70 at TD Garden on March 24, 2017. I guess the sharpshooter feels quite good against the C’s.
Catch you Monday.