Second chapter for the series of Western Semis that star Phoenix Suns Y Denver Nuggets. The first clash was in the hands of Monty Williams by 122-105, behind great performances by Mikal Bridges, Devin Booker, Chris Paul and Deandre Ayton, all above 20 points. In addition, the local did a good job to control a Nikola Jokic who, although he added 22 points and 9 rebounds, was far from the efficiency and dominance of other nights. How will the yesterday named MVP of the 2020-2021 respond?
More | Phoenix Suns vs. Denver Nuggets, three stories to follow from Game 2 of the Western Semifinals series
The big news for this game in Denver is the return of Will Barton, who if he does not have problems in the warm-up, will be available for Michael Malone, recovered from his right leg hamstring injury. Michael Porter Jr. will also play despite his back pain, while PJ Dozier and Jamal Murray remain out. Abdel Nader will not play for the Suns.
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Phoenix Suns vs. Denver Nuggets
Phoenix comes out with his usual five: Chris Paul, Devin Booker, Mikal Bridges, Jae Crowder y Deandre Ayton.
No change in Denver: Facundo Campazzo, Austin Rivers, Michael Porter Jr., Aaron Gordon and Nikola Jokic.
– Denver Nuggets (@nuggets) June 10, 2021
Phoenix is better off
Better start for the Suns, against some Nuggets that find points from Nikola Jokic, but no effectiveness of their shooters. Quite the opposite occurs with the Suns, who hurt with medium and long distance conversions from Devin Booker and Jae Crowder. Anyway, the differences for now are small: 12-8 for the locals. Only bad for Phoenix: two fast fouls by Deandre Ayton.
WATCH HIM WORK 😤 pic.twitter.com/5AZsg23Jej
– Phoenix Suns (@Suns) June 10, 2021
There are merits for Denver, which is staying in the game despite having the rim completely closed from the perimeter: 0-8 on 3s, several of them completely open. The 8 points that the MVP already has help to compensate it.
Will Barton appears on the court for the first time since late April and his impact is immediate, with a great definition on the rim, a very good cover and the first triple of the Nuggets in the night. In any case, Malone’s men still do not find any efficiency in attack (9-30 from the court and 1-13 from three), which makes it very commendable that they only closed four points down: 25-21 Suns.
Welcome back, Will Barton 😤 pic.twitter.com/LYzyY3pFIK
– Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) June 10, 2021
They change the names but the superiority of the Suns continues, against some without efficiency or ideas in attack. They fall triples of Dario Saric and Cam Johnson and those of Monty Williams take maximum advantage of 10 points, remaining 8:31 in the second quarter.
The defensive work of the Suns is phenomenal and does not give any space to the attack of the Nuggets, who also collaborate by missing the few open shots they find. The visit remains within reach for their work in their own field but the process continues to have the homeowner calmly in front.
– Phoenix Suns (@Suns) June 10, 2021
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