The Phoenix Suns and Dallas Mavericks series has already impressed much more than it promised in the first two games but it’s time for Devin Booker and Co to show who’s the best
But what a comeback Mavericks made, as it turns out Jalen Brunson wasn’t a one-series-wonder and can help Luka Doncic and Dallas to be a threat to the #1 team of the NBA and hence the title chances of everyone else.
Following Devin Booker’s injury in Game 2 of the Pelicans series, Deandre Ayton stepped up, took his game up a notch from the regular season, and delivered great basketball for 5/6 games after that. It resulted in 5 victories for the Suns.
But as Booker is trying and finding his feet, scoring 30 in two of the last five games, Ayton has struggled to get over his 20s for the last 3 games, and it’s time that they both delivered consistently.
Devin Booker and Deandre Ayton need to be their best versions and should take the reins over from Chris Paul believes Charles Barkley
Chris Paul has been terrific this off-season. He’s the one who has taken his offensive game (scoring-wise) up more than anyone else in Phoenix. But he’s been struggling for the past two games, and the Point God might take a game or two to get it going like it was for the first 8 games.
Before Game 5 on Tuesday at the Footprint Center in Phoenix, on the Pregame show on Inside the NBA, Charles Barkley had advice for DA and DB which they themselves must be yearning for.
“It’s time for Devin Booker & Deandre Ayton to step up.”
Chuck weighs in on the Phoenix Suns before Game 5 pic.twitter.com/d53RKYmEbR
— NBA on TNT (@NBAonTNT) May 10, 2022
At the end of the day, whichever way this game goes, it will require both those players to be in their best form if they want to win a chip as bad as CP3 does. But if the Mavericks somehow win today, it’d be making the series a lot more interesting than it already is.
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