Nov 1, 2013; Phoenix, AZ, USA; Phoenix Suns guard Eric Bledsoe (2) is congratulated by forward P.J Tucker (17) on the court in the second half of the game against the Utah Jazz at US Airways Center. The Suns defeated the Jazz 87-84. Mandatory Credit: Jennifer Stewart-USA TODAY Sports

Undefeated Suns Turning Heads


The Suns are undefeated.

Granted, it is only two games into the season, but Phoenix is 2-0. They sit at second in the Western Conference after finishing last (15th) year.

There isn’t much to learn from victories over the lowly Portland Trailblazers and the Utah Jazz, both who probably won’t make the postseason this year. However, the Suns are turning heads and expectations may need to be altered. They have shown the potential to win closer to 30 games rather than 20 this season.

From what I’ve seen so far in this small sample-size, this Suns team is one of my favorites. Not because the talent is superior, but because of the athleticism, energy and intensity with which they play.

Phoenix has had a swarming defense so far with five blocks and eight steals in the season opener and followed it up with a fantastic 10 block and 10 steal game.

This team gives the fans hope and excitement on the court.   

Phoenix should fall back to earth in coming weeks, and it could happen sooner rather than later, with Russell Westbrook coming back from injury weeks sooner than expected. He will play in Oklahoma City’s home opener against the Suns.

The Suns are going to have trouble with the offensive juggernaut of Durant and Westbrook, currently two of the top-10 players in the entire league.

It’s going to be an entertaining matchup at the point guard position. Westbrook is coming back from injury, going up against Bledsoe and his late-game heroics against Utah.


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