Phoenix finally managed to handle Chris Paul’s injury. Since the absence of their leader, the Suns have added 9 wins in 13 games, confirming the quality of their team tonight by getting rid of the Bulls (129-102) to get their 30th home win of the season.
With this new demonstration and the defeat of Memphis in Atlanta at the same time, the Arizona franchise adds 57 wins to 14 losses and thus only needs three wins to validate the first place in the Western Conference to ensure home court advantage in all the playoffs. . , even in the finals, since no team in the East can finish with a better record than Phoenix.
“We see the number of wins approaching 60. This is clearly a motivation for us. We’re only three games away. We want to secure first place, we know how important home court advantage is, even when it comes to the Finals, we know how that can change. So we have to keep moving forward. It’s the time of year to be prepared for all of that.”Devin Booker said.
Although he is getting closer to the finish line, Monty Williams tries not to get distracted by this goal, the main thing for the moment being to fine-tune his team’s rise in the last month of the regular season before moving on to serious things.
A franchise record?
“I can’t think about that. That’s not my mindset right now. I can’t plan that.”trusted. « I’m really focused on the next video session, getting ready for practice tomorrow and the Sacramento game, that’s where I’m at. Gregg Popovich taught us that a long time ago, not to cut corners. You can think so, because you’re human, but that’s it for me. I quickly get back to basics, to the continuity of our program and preparation for the next day.”
Even if the Suns don’t have the record in mind, Devin Booker and his teammates can get a franchise record. They will have to finish with 63 wins. For now, the record belongs to the Suns of Charles Barkley in 1993 and Steve Nash in 2005 with 62 wins for 20 losses. With an 80% win rate so far, Monty Williams players are ahead of their time.
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