Already two weeks inside the NBA Bubble so far, and Deandre Ayton and the Phoenix Suns continue to be the surprise team at 5-0.
Who would have thought that out of all the NBA teams playing in the NBA reset so far, it would be Deandre Ayton and the Phoenix Suns who would be playing out of their minds.
As you may recall, we discussed just weeks ago why we felt the Suns and Ayton were poised to make a big run during the NBA reset, and so far we’ve been proven right. As Phoenix once again took to the court yesterday, they delighted and surprised many fans, coming away with the 119-112 win.
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Now up to 5-0 in the NBA Bubble, the Suns look like they’re a team on a mission. Playing electric offense, and stifling defense, what has made their run even more impressive than just going 5-0, are the teams they’re doing this against. The Suns have beat the Dallas Mavericks, Los Angeles Clippers, the Indiana Pacers and the Miami Heat, all playoff teams.
During that five-game stretch, Ayton has averaged a rather impressive 18.2 points, 9.8 rebounds, 2.0 assists and 1.2 blocks per game.
Now granted Devin Booker has been a big part in the Suns’ emergence in the bubble, however, let’s not forget Ayton’s part in all this. The second year player has had good couple of weeks so far, and he has been a big part in Phoenix’s success as well.
With the Suns being 2.0 games back from the 8th seed in the NBA Playoffs currently, the road in getting to the playoffs may be daunting, however, seeing their surge in the restart is encouraging, especially with Deandre being a part of that.
Over the next three games as they play Oklahoma City, Philadelphia and Dallas, perhaps a little luck will be on the side. All I know is, is that if Phoenix is going to make a run, Deandre is going to have to continue to play well.
At Zona Zealots, we’re hoping to see Deandre and the Suns succeed, and wish them all the best. As always, Bear Down, Arizona!