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Stephen Curry leads Warriors past Suns in Christmas Day battle

The Christmas Day battle between the NBA’s top two teams did not disappoint on Saturday afternoon. Thanks to a late and historic explosion from Stephen Curry, the Golden State Warriors will head back to the Bay Area with a huge win in their ninth consecutive holiday game. The Warriors, behind 33 points from Curry, beat the Phoenix Suns 116-107 at the Footprint Center. That performance marked a career-high for the Warriors star on Christmas Day, as he’s never scored more than 20 points in… Source link

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How Monty Williams, Devin Booker led Suns’ turnaround

PHOENIX — The smell of Champagne and cigars, the noise and rambunctiousness of the victorious Milwaukee Bucks met Monty Williams last July, running into the newly crowned Giannis Antetokounmpo in the hallway shortly after Williams’ Game 6 news conference. “Coach, let’s run it back next year,” Antetokounmpo said to Williams as the Phoenix Suns coach graciously congratulated the NBA Finals MVP. He barely had time to process the heartache before seeing the one-man force who nearly… Source link

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Damian Lillard looked at Suns in decision to stay with Trail Blazers

 It was no secret that All-NBA guard Damian Lillard had some soul-searching to do after last season. The same injury-hit Denver Nuggets team that got swept by the Phoenix Suns in the second round of the playoffs got to that series by beating Lillard’s Portland Trail Blazers in six games. So for the Blazers star, losing meant asking the question: Was Portland doing everything to win a title? Should he leave? In an interview with Yahoo! Sports’ Chris Haynes,… Source link

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Chris Paul says Suns focused on getting Deandre Ayton paid

LOS ANGELES — The Phoenix Suns were one of the biggest surprise teams of the 2020-21 season. But now with a target on their backs, deriving from a trip to the Finals, they won’t be catching the opposition slipping from here on out. That’s a commonplace challenge of trying to get back to the final round. But the young Suns perhaps could face another unfamiliar challenge this season: keeping envy and discourse away — due to money — from what is widely known to be one of the tightest… Source link

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Suns center Deandre Ayton is out to prove people wrong

LOS ANGELES — Not many players walked away from Game 4 of the Western Conference finals with an efficient scoring night. It was an ugly, brick-shooting affair the Los Angeles Clippers and Phoenix Suns were embroiled in on Saturday night at Staples Center. But the difference-maker was one of the rare players who had a dominant evening as it was big man Deandre Ayton who led the Suns to an 84-80 win to give his team a commanding 3-1 series lead. Ayton recorded 19 points on 8-for-14 shooting, a… Source link

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Suns stifle Clippers in Game 4 of Western Conference finals

The Clippers had nothing against the Suns defense. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images) It wasn’t pretty, but the Phoenix Suns are one game away from the NBA Finals. The Suns defeated the Los Angeles Clippers 84-80 in Game 4 of the Western Conference finals on Saturday to take a commanding 3-1 series lead. The series hasn’t exactly been a highlight reel overall, but the ugliness reached another level in Game 4, with both teams posting their lowest scoring output of the playoffs. The… Source link

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Suns hopeful Cameron Payne can play in Game 4

LOS ANGELES — The Phoenix Suns are feeling good about the prospect of backup point guard Cameron Payne being available to play on Saturday in Game 4 of the Western Conference finals against the Los Angeles Clippers. “We’re hopeful we’ll get a good report going forward and he can be ready to play tomorrow,” Suns coach Monty Williams said after a light shootaround session on Friday. “But we just don’t know right now.” Williams said Payne — who turned his left ankle in Game 3… Source link

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Suns’ Chris Paul intends to play in Game 3: sources

LOS ANGELES — Barring an unforeseen setback, Phoenix Suns star Chris Paul plans to make his return to postseason action for Game 3 on Thursday of the Western Conference Finals against the Los Angeles Clippers, league sources told Yahoo Sports. Paul underwent a cardio exam Wednesday morning and passed, which is the final step to clearing the league’s health and safety protocols, sources said. Paul has been in the protocols since June 16. The 36-year-old tested positive for COVID-19 last… Source link

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Suns GM James Jones named NBA Executive of the Year

As his Phoenix Suns secured a Game 1 win over the Los Angeles Clippers in the Western Conference finals on Sunday, the NBA announced that general manager James Jones is the league’s Executive of the Year.  Jones won the award in a tight race, earning nine first-place votes and 65 total points. Utah Jazz Executive Vice President of Basketball Operations Dennis Lindsey also secured nine first-place votes but finished behind Jones in total voting with 61 points.  The Suns improved from a 34-39… Source link

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Chris Paul, Suns complete sweep of Nuggets

No team was better against quality competition than the Phoenix Suns during the regular season. So far, that’s holding true in the playoffs, as well. The Suns completed a sweep of the Denver Nuggets on Sunday with a 125-118 win, advancing to their first Western Conference finals since 2010. They will face the winner of the series between the Utah Jazz and Los Angeles Clippers, in which the the Jazz currently lead 2-1. Leading the Suns once again was Chris Paul, who scored a season-high 37… Source link

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