Suns Shock Warriors
It had been a long, long time coming. The Phoenix Suns, the league’s worst team by quite a margin this season, came into Sunday’s game against the Golden State Warriors on an 18-game losing skid to the defending dynasty. They would not let it go to 19 as they shocked the Warriors in Oakland, no less, recording a 115-111 win that is going to have a lot of people asking a lot of questions. Devin Booker was the star, not Kevin Durant, Steph Curry, or Klay Thompson, that shined brightest on the evening, putting up 37 points. Those 37 points included 13 during a run in the fourth quarter that saw him score 13 in a row for the Suns. He took over the game, just like all the greats would do in days of old. And he did it for a team that are in the basement. If you’ve not been paying much attention to Booker or the Suns, now’s the time to do so. They are in the Western Conference, meaning they really aren’t as bad as they might appear. A couple of more pieces, and with Booker staying put, this is a potentially dangerous team, as evidenced by this win. It might just be a regular season game, but this couldn’t and shouldn’t happen for the Warriors. Thompson eluded to the crowd not playing a big enough role. Some nights, it’s just like that. If it becomes a trend, they could be in for trouble as they look for three-peat. The aforementioned Thompson led the Warriors with 28 points in the shocking defeat.