The Phoenix Suns have had a curler coaster of a 2023-24 NBA season up to now. They’ve endured some powerful shedding skids, in addition to three totally different situations during which they’ve gained 4 straight video games. However as we enter the second half of the schedule, it appears to be like as if the staff has turned a nook, and might be one of many more durable matchups within the Western Convention heading down the stretch.
NBA: Suns Trying For seventh Straight Win Tonight
6-STRAIGHT WINS FOR THE SUNS. 🔥 pic.twitter.com/5hoJVFDltJ
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The staff entered the season with excessive expectations. The arrival of Bradley Beal was alleged to type the following “large 3” within the NBA, as he would be a part of forces with Kevin Durant and Devin Booker with a purpose to chase a title in Phoenix.
Issues didn’t begin out nicely, largely as a result of accidents that the gamers suffered. Beal performed in simply 6 of the staff’s first 30 video games as he handled varied accidents, and Devin Booker missed 8 of the primary 10. So not solely did the staff not have a few their greatest gamers at their disposal, however they’d apparently not acclimated to enjoying with one another after they have been really wholesome.
However Beal hasn’t missed a sport since December twenty seventh, and the Suns have had their stars out there and collectively for the higher a part of a month now.
Phoenix Is 11-4 In Their Final 15 Contests
Beginning the street journey in Dallas!
— Phoenix Suns (@Suns) January 24, 2024
And the outcomes are starting to indicate. Since that sport two days after Christmas, the Suns are 11-4 of their final 15 contests, and have labored their approach again up within the standings within the West. Again in late December, they’d a 15-15 document and have been tied with the Warriors for the eleventh seed.
Now, having gained 6 in a row, Phoenix is sitting at 25-18. They’re alone in sixth place within the standings, and are only a half-game again of the Pelicans, who’re sitting at #5.
They’ll be put to the check over the following couple of weeks. Starting tonight, the Suns will play seven straight video games away from residence, a visit that can take all of them the way in which till February 4th. They don’t precisely play towards one of the best within the NBA in the course of the stretch, as they’ve video games towards the Nets, Hawks, and Wizards scheduled, however a street journey of that size might be tiresome on any staff this time of 12 months.
For tonight’s contest towards the Mavericks, the Suns are listed as 2.5-point favorites.