What: San Antonio Spurs at Phoenix Suns
Where: Mexico City, Mexico
When: 4:00 PM AZ Time
Watch: Fox Sports Arizona/NBA TV
Listen: 98.7 FM
The Suns have lost two games in a row. One, a hard fought game that they ultimately lost against the Cleveland Cavaliers, one of the best teams in the NBA. And the second, a close game that they also lost against an underwhelming Mavericks team to start their two-game, home-away-from-home stand in Mexico City, Mexico.
In the loss vs the Cavaliers, Eric Bledsoe looked like a bonafied star player, scoring 31 points and dishing 8 assists while sparking a second-half comeback that fell just short. He was joined by Devin Booker who started breaking out of his slump, scoring 28 points on 12/24 shooting.
In the loss against the Mavs, Booker had a relatively quiet first three quarters before going ballistic in the fourth, scoring 28 of his 39 points total, just nearly missing his first 40 point game.
If there’s anything to feel good about as a Suns fan right now, it’s that the best two players on the team are playing very well at the moment, and the rest of the team is still very much fighting.
What is there to say about the Spurs that hasn’t already been said time and time again. They are really good. They have a great coach...probably the best ever. They play like a team, and they win a lot of games.
This is just as true today as it’s been over the past decade plus.
The Spurs are besting the Suns in most major categories, including points, assists, and field goal percentage to name a few. However, the Suns are slightly edging them out in rebounds and steals per game, at least.
However, this is why we play the game. Any team can beat any team on any given night when the stars are in perfect alignment. Let’s hope that coach Earl Watson’s trip to the Pyramid of the Moon in Teotihuacan pays dividends in this regard.
Probable Starting Line-Ups
Eric Bledsoe vs. Tony Parker
Devin Booker vs. Danny Green
T.J. Warren vs. Kawhi Leonard
Marquese Chriss vs. LaMarcus Aldridge
Tyson Chandler vs. Pau Gasol
I think the Suns are going to lose this one. However, they will once again fight hard and have key players step up. Like the last two losses, I think it will be close. But the Spurs are just too good right now, and the Suns simply aren’t playing on their level. But like I said, on any given night, any team can win. So who knows? Let’s just enjoy the game, and the growth of our young players, either way.