Phoenix Suns bubble party: We’re going streaking!

Phoenix Suns (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
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In a game of streaks, the Phoenix Suns extended their win streak to four games and inch ever so closer to a playoff opportunity.

The Phoenix Suns moved to a perfect 4-0 in the Disney bubble after a victory in a game of streaks delivers them a four-game winning streak. They took down the Indiana Fighting TJ Warrens 114-99 in yet another terrific bubble battle.

As Frank “The Tank” Kaminsky might say, “We’re going streaking!”

This marks only the second time in Devin Booker’s career the Phoenix Suns have won four in a row, and the first time this season.

With the win, the Suns move to sole possession of 10th place in the West, just one game behind the 9th place Portland Trail Blazers and two games behind a free-falling Memphis Grizzlies team in 8th who have lost five in a row.

The Phoenix Suns beat the Indiana Pacers to move to 4-0 in the bubble.

This was a team effort win, which I know is a cliché coach term, but when it’s true, it’s true. Everyone stepped up in their own way to contribute, and for much of the game, the Suns simply looked like a better team than the Pacers…especially during the streaks.

The Suns went on a 17-0 run in the first quarter and then a 21-0 run that spanned across the end of the third quarter and start of the fourth. While the 17-0 spurt was fueled by strong play from the starters, the 21-0 run was done almost entirely by the bench.

When Booker went out with his fifth out early in the 3rd and was forced to sit down, I thought Monty Williams might adjust the rotation of his other stars like Rubio and Ayton to ensure one of those three were on the court at all times. He didn’t, and just as I was cursing the move, he proved why he is on the sideline and I am on my laptop.

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The run was fueled by Cam Payne who continues to prove to be an incredible late bubble addition. He doesn’t play like Ricky Rubio and that’s not a bad thing. A score-first point guard is exactly the kind of backup that works well because the Suns don’t have a true backup shooting guard. Payne had 15 points and three assists, but more importantly, gave the Suns scoring when their backs were against the wall.

Three Suns players had double-doubles this afternoon, as Booker showed he does more than just score in dramatic fashion, but can also facilitate as well with 10 assists to go along with a ho-hum 20 points.

Deandre Ayton played a very Deandre Ayton game and notched 23 points, 12 boards.

And look-at-me-I’m-a-power-forward, Cam Johnson, led the team in rebounding with 12 to go along with his 14 points on a relatively off-shooting performance. On top of that, his +/- was laughably-ridiculous +36. Well done.

We’ll have more on this game later tonight, but soak up the streak, Suns fans. It’s a bubble party!

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