Mon, Nov 14 @ Miami LOSS 113-112
Wed, Nov 16 vs Golden State WIN 130-119
Fri, Nov 18 @ Utah LOSS 134-133
Sun, Nov 20 vs New York WIN 116-95
This Week's Games
Tue, Nov 22 vs Los Angeles Lakers 7:00pm MST/10:00pm EST TNT
Fri, Nov 25 vs Detroit 6:00pm MST/9:00pm EST BSAZ
Sat, Nov 26 vs Utah 6:00pm MST/9:00pm EST BSAZ
Center of the Sun: Torrey Craig and Cameron Payne taking advantage of their opportunity
https://www.brightsideofthesun.com/2022 ... pportunity
Suns' Landry Shamet felt concussion symptoms before season-high 16-point burst at Minnesota
https://www.azcentral.com/story/sports/ ... 665576007/
Suns commission designer to make custom Jordan 4s to match teal indigenous-honoring jersey
https://www.azfamily.com/2022/11/21/sun ... ng-jersey/
OffRtg: 116.7 (3) DefRtg: 109.7 (7) NetRtg: +7.0 (2) Pace: 97.8 (26)
Over their first five games without Chris Paul, the Suns allowed 120.4 points per 100 possessions, 4.1 more than they allowed in any five-game stretch last season. In Utah on Friday, the Suns had their second most efficient offensive game of the season (behind Devin Booker’s 49 points) … and lost. The defensive regression was all about opponent shooting, both in the paint and from beyond the arc. The Jazz had 58 points (on 60% shooting) in the paint, while also outscoring the Suns by 21 points (48-27) from 3-point range.
The Suns’ offense was good enough on Wednesday (draining a season-high 21 3-pointers, including 10 from the corners) to beat the Warriors a second time. And their defense finally had a good game on Sunday afternoon, holding the Knicks under a point per possession to secure the Suns’ first win (they were previously 0-3) against the Eastern Conference. That defense was mostly about bench minutes, though. The Suns’ current starting lineup (with Cam Payne and Torrey Craig in place of Paul and Cam Johnson) has now allowed 122.1 points per 100 possessions, the worst mark among 19 league-wide lineups that have played at least 100 minutes. Rebounding has been an issue.
The Suns have had just one back-to-back, and it was a two-game series in Phoenix against the Blazers (who were without Damian Lillard). Their second back-to-back is also two home games, Friday against the Pistons and Saturday against the same Jazz who just touched them up for 134 points. (The Jazz will also be playing the second game of a back-to-back.)
https://www.si.com/nba/spurs/news/nba-p ... -free-fall
SI.comLast Rank: 4
Phoenix has gone 4-5 since starting 6-1 on the season. They dropped a close one to the Jazz on Friday after Devin Booker dropped 49 points and 10 assists in that contest. However, the Suns are still one of six teams with a conference-best six losses after beating the Knicks on Sunday. They are 34-10 following a loss since the start of the 2020-21 season.
https://www.si.com/nba/2022/11/21/nba-p ... ake-throne
4. Phoenix Suns
Previous ranking: 6
Phoenix came up just short twice last week. The first one-point loss can be credited to Jimmy Butler’s heroic block on Devin Booker’s would-be game-winning attempt, and the second came in crunch time against the Jazz. Even with two heartbreaking defeats, it wasn’t a bad week for Phoenix. It beat Golden State, again, on a night when Steph Curry finished with 50 and then demolished New York. Cam Payne has filled in admirably for the injured Chris Paul alongside Devin Booker in the frontcourt, and the Suns’ upcoming schedule is kind as they await the Point God’s return.