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The Phoenix Suns’ second NBA Finals rematch of the 2021-22 season lost a bit of its luster without Devin Booker, Chris Paul and Cam Johnson on the court, but their absence didn’t stop it from being a phenomenal game. While the Suns came up short against the Milwaukee Bucks on the road, 132-122, the game was far closer than the…...

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The Phoenix Suns are 1-2 without Chris Paul. Here are some observations about what we've seen from Devin Booker and the rest of the supporting cast.

Sunday’s matinee showdown with the Utah Jazz was the type of game the Phoenix Suns usually win. It was at home, where they were 26-6 entering the day. It was against a winning team, which they were a league-best 21-7 against. And it involved crunch-time, a special trigger that unlocked an NBA-best 25-3 record whenever pulled. But for the first...

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Here are 5 takeaways from the Phoenix Suns' blowout win over the Milwaukee Bucks in a 2021 NBA Finals rematch.

Nothing will ever heal the sting of losing in last year’s NBA Finals, but the Phoenix Suns got as close as you can get to payback in the regular season on Thursday. In a dominant 131-107 victory, the Suns smashed the Milwaukee Bucks in a game that would’ve had a playoff feel to it if the proceedings hadn’t been so...

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The NBA’s version of a swap meet is officially open for business, and teams looking to solidify their championship chances or brighten their futures are in the market to find a deal. You’ve got teams like the Kings of Sacramento at the far end claiming they don’t want to part with their wares while really just waiting for the right offer. On the far end of the aisle, teams like the Brooklyn Nets, Golden State Warriors, Milwaukee Bucks and, yes, your Phoenix Suns are looking to make the right move to solidify their claim to the Larry O’Brien trophy. In a vacuum, the decision seems simple. The Phoenix Suns ARE THE BEST TEAM IN THE NBA, and as such, they…

Here are 5 takeaways from the Phoenix Suns' big road win over the Chicago Bulls, including Devin Booker's hot start.

Despite getting their current four-game road trip off to a disappointing start, the Phoenix Suns earned a convincing win over the No. 2 seed in the Eastern Conference with Monday’s 127-124 victory over the Chicago Bulls. Despite what the final score indicated, it really wasn’t that close. DeMar DeRozan (38 points on 16-of-28 shooting) and Zach LaVine (32-8-6) got theirs...

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Despite an unending wave of injuries, the Phoenix Suns are fighting to get back to normalcy.

Every team in the NBA has dealt with it at some point this season, and quite a few teams are still going through it. In this COVID-infested, injury-riddled year, the Phoenix Suns certainly haven’t been immune. Early in the year, there was Cam Payne’ quad injury and Deandre Ayton’s lower leg contusion. There were knee injuries for both Frank Kaminsky...

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The Phoenix Suns can still learn a few lessons from Monday's shorthanded loss to the Memphis Grizzlies.

Monday’s literal last-second loss to the Memphis Grizzlies was just about as close to an outlier as you could get for the Phoenix Suns — not because the Grizz are a bad team or anything like that, but because it was so far outside the norms of what this group is capable of at full strength. Playing without Deandre Ayton,...

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Deandre Ayton is quickly becoming a pick-and-roll master with the Phoenix Suns.

In Tuesday night’s overtime win over the Portland Trail Blazers, Deandre Ayton’s Herculean return to action was the big headline. And why wouldn’t it be? After missing two games with a non-COVID illness, and with the Phoenix Suns still missing Devin Booker on top of Frank Kaminsky, Abdel Nader, Jalen Smith and Dario Saric, Ayton put up a season-high 28 points, 13 rebounds and 2 steals in a whopping 45 minutes. He shot 12-for-17 from the floor, played an impossibly long stint when JaVale McGee got in foul trouble and provided yet another reminder why he’s going to get paid next summer. But it wasn’t just the sheer numbers in a big road win on the second night of a…

The Phoenix Suns are learning hard but important lessons about their depth with key players out.

Take away two of an NBA team’s best players and you’ll learn a lot about the other guys. Take away two of their best players and several other rotation players, and suddenly things get interesting in a hurry. So far for the Phoenix Suns, the results have been somewhat mixed ever since Devin Booker and then Deandre Ayton went down...

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In case you hadn’t heard, the Phoenix Suns played the Golden State Warriors Tuesday night in a battle between the NBA’s two-best records. It wasn’t just Phoenix’s franchise-record streak on the line though, since the early title of “league’s best team” also hung in the balance…at least until Friday, when they’ll face off again in the Bay Area. In an...

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