Remember how much the final seconds of Phoenix Suns games used to suck? If you don’t remember, they used to suck. A lot.
Oh sure, we’re still doing plenty of losing. Fans needn’t have any designs on a deep playoff run. Still, anxiety is at least lessened when the seconds tick away.
Two years ago, our own Dave King took a look at one of the most frustrating stretches in Phoenix Suns history. The team lost at the buzzer THREE TIMES in the span of 23 GAMES. Because it will make us appreciate what happened Monday night even more, we’re going to watch them again. WATCH THEM.
Blake Griffin, December 9th, 2014:
Khris Middleton, December 15th, 2014:
James Harden, January 23rd, 2015:
Click on the link above. Dave has several more examples showing how unkind the final few seconds of games have been for the Phoenix Suns across the last decade.
Certainly we are still waiting for the Suns to make a return to relevancy on the NBA landscape. A playoff team this is not. That said, they’ve at least changed the conversation when it comes to the final shot of the game.
That means an NBA-leading three buzzer-beaters during the 2016-17 campaign, all by Kentucky Wildcats for what it’s worth. Enjoy:
Eric Bledsoe, November 2nd, 2016:
Devin Booker, February 3rd, 2017:
Tyler Ulis, March 5th, 2017:
Ulis showed us he’s got this in the resume at Vegas Summer League. I wasn’t in the house for any of the shots above. I was at Thomas and Mack when Tyler brought the house down though. Who can say that? Bucket list stuff.