With the Memphis Grizzlies come to town tonight, the Phoenix Suns have a chance to start a win streak and build some serious momentum.
The Phoenix Suns are currently enjoying their second longest win streak of the season: one game. They have accomplished this streak eight times this season, only to best themselves with a three-game win streak in late October/early November.
The schedule is set up nicely for them to break that season win-streak record over their next few games, starting tonight against the Memphis Grizzlies.
The Suns have already defeated the Grizzlies once this year, in Memphis. In fact, that win gave the Suns a two-game win streak, the same opportunity they have tonight.
The Valley Boyz won by nine that night on very balanced scoring, with six player in double figures and two more with nine a piece.
The rookie many Suns fans hoped would land in Phoenix, Ja Morant, led all scores with 24 points, and there is no doubt he will come hungry to feast once again on his would-have-been-could-have-been team.
But the Suns should also be ready. Despite the Morant’s strong play, the team as whole isn’t very good.
Vegas agrees. The Suns are a favored by eight points against the Grizzlies, which equally feels both too high and just right.
Good teams don’t look ahead on the schedule, but average bloggers with optimistic tendencies do. If the Suns were to win tonight, they play the San Antonio Spurs (in Mexico City) and the Portland Trailblazers (at home) in their next two contests.
Both teams are a handful of games under .500, and the Suns will be favored to win each game.
That would give the Phoenix Suns their longest winning streak of the year (four) heading into a tough road match up against the LA Clippers, a team they have already beaten this year once.
There is another small factor to take into consideration with that Clippers game, though: Deandre Ayton will be back!
There is a legitimate question about whether or not his return will produce a huge spark full of amazing plays and team elevation or if it will show Ayton’s rust and perhaps some disjointedness with players in which he has spent limited time on the court.
But that is a topic for another day.
It is all about tonight, for now. In order to start a winning streak they have to win their second one, and they have a strong chance to do that tonight against the Grizzlies.