I brought it with the thought of winning. I even endured a lot of bleeding, but what came back was the second round of the playoffs.
The Phoenix Suns have been frustrated in the second round of the playoffs for the second consecutive season. On the 12th (Korean time), he suffered a 100-125 loss to the Denver Nuggets, the No. 1 seed in the West, and withdrew with a record of 2 wins and 4 losses in the series.
At the end of the regular season, Phoenix acquired Kevin Durant. The card given to the Brooklyn Nets to bring in Durant was tough. We gave away a total of 7 picks in the 1st and 2nd rounds of the future rookie draft, including the right to swap with key players Mikal Bridges, Cameron Johnson, and Jay Crowder.
In a word, it changed the future and the present. There was so much faith in Durant, one of the league’s top scorers.
However, the trade has shrunk the player base, and the reliance on existing aces Devin Booker and Durant has become excessive. Both players had to explode at the same time to win, otherwise it was a tough game 스포츠토토.
Even in Game 6 against Denver, Durant was physically exhausted, missing all four of his first field goals. He showed a performance that was not typical of Durant, such as a mid-range shot that did not even hit the rim.
Booker, who was noted for his tremendous performance throughout the playoffs, was also quiet. He scored just 12 points, missing 9 of 13 field goals.
On the other hand, Denver boasted a solid power centered on Nikola Jokic. Deandre Ayton’s absence from the Phoenix goal with a rib injury was nothing short of a run for Jokic.
Jokic averaged a triple-double in the second round with Phoenix. He had 34.5 points, 13.2 rebounds and 10.3 assists, and his 3-point shooting success rate was 44.4%.
Durant also praised Jokic. “I knew he was a great player,” he said. “I think he’s the best center ever since basketball started.”
Denver, who defeated Phoenix to advance to the Western Finals, will battle the Los Angeles Lakers and Golden State Warriors series winners for a spot in the finals.