Tue, Nov 1 vs Minnesota 10pm EST TNT WIN! 116-107
Fri, Nov 4 vs Portland 10pm EST BSAZ LOSS 108-106
Sat, Nov 5 vs Portland 10pm EST NBATV/BSAZ WIN! 102-82
This Week's Games
Monday, Nov 7 vs Philadelphia 8pm EST NBATV/BSAZ
Wednesday, Nov 9 vs Minnesota 8pm EST BSAZ
Friday, Nov 11 vs Orlando 7pm EST BSAZ
Phoenix Suns confirm Cam Johnson torn meniscus, no timetable for return
https://www.brightsideofthesun.com/2022 ... for-return
Struggling Sixers host West-best Suns
https://www.libertyballers.com/2022/11/ ... -76ers-nba
https://www.cbssports.com/nba/news/nba- ... struggles/
ClutchPoints#3 Suns - No Deandre Ayton this week for the Suns, but they just kept on rolling with wins over the Pelicans, Rockets and Wolves. Cam Johnson has helped fans forget about the Jae Crowder situation by averaging 21.3 points per game this week, including 29 in the win over Minnesota, on 50 percent 3-point shooting. Devin Booker and Chris Paul combined to go 4 for 28 from 3-point range this week, and Phoenix still won all three games without its starting center. That's a really good sign.
https://clutchpoints.com/nba-power-rank ... road-trip/
The Athletic3. Phoenix Suns (No change)
The Suns are second only to the Bucks in points allowed and third in net point differential. Their record speaks to how balanced they have been so far this season. They split their back-to-back against Portland, but that’s forgivable. A four-game road trip will test them, especially after Cam Johnson’s torn meniscus.
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2. Phoenix Suns (previously second) | 7-2 | +11.3 net rating
Weekly slate: Win over Wolves, Loss to Blazers, Win over Blazers
Transition offense: 118.0 points per 100 possessions (eighth) | 15.0 percent of possessions (tied-23rd)
Transition defense: 96.9 points per 100 possessions (first) | 16.3 percent of possessions (12th)
The effect: Once again, the Suns are one of the top defensive teams in the NBA. They were sixth in defensive rating two years ago. They were third in defensive rating last season, and they’re currently third again. Not giving up points in transition is a big part of that. It can be tricky with a team like Phoenix because the Suns take a lot of jumpers, and that can lead to long rebounds and quick chances. But the Suns under Monty Williams have made transition defense a mentality, and they’re not even giving up 100 points per 100 possessions in transition. That’s a dominant performance when you’re supposed to be at a disadvantage.