Here’s how the Phoenix Suns season may pan out
The first part of the 2020-21 NBA schedule has been released, and the Phoenix Suns have nine primetime televised games, more than the past three years combined.
With the key additions of Chris Paul and Jae Crowder, among others, the expectations for the Suns have gone up and it’s time to perform.
Time to dive in and really see what the team can do in the first half of the season. These predictions are with the assumption that there are no suspensions and the team stays relatively healthy.
Phoenix Suns schedule: December 23 home against the Dallas Mavericks
Opening night, at home and in front of no fans. Chris Paul and Jae Crowder will be making their Suns debut against Luke Doncic and the Mavs without Kristaps Porzingis on ESPN. The Suns are 3-3 against the Mavs the past two years. There will be a lot of points scored in this one, but the Suns like they have the past two years will start their season with a win! (1-0)
Phoenix Suns schedule: December 26 at the Sacramento Kings
Sadly, the Suns did not get a Christmas game this year. The Suns will be well-rested and for the first time in a long time I can sit here and write that the Suns are just more talented than the Kings, Ayton’s play should be enhanced this year due to Chris Paul’s presence and the Suns will win. (2-0)
Phoenix Suns schedule: December 27 at the Sacramento Kings
No that is not a typo, the Suns have back-to-back games against the Kings, very interesting. It should be more of the same, Suns star Devin Booker will fill it up in this one and the Suns will improve to 3-0 on the season as they approach a stretch of tough games. (3-0)
Phoenix Suns schedule: December 29 home against the New Orleans Pelicans
The sophomore season of Zion Williamson will prove to be an emphatic one, Zion and Brandon Ingram have the capability of filling it up. The Pelicans will take the first of two games this year against the Suns in a game where the Suns struggle all night. (3-1)
Phoenix Suns schedule: December 31 at the Utah Jazz
A New Year’s Eve showdown!
It seems like every year these Suns-Jazz games are coin flips. If the Suns want to take that next step that people think they can make, a lot of it stems from Ayton’s growth against players like Jazz center Rudy Gobert.
This one is going to be a good one and close all night, maybe even spilling into overtime, but Chris Paul and Devin Booker for the first time will show their ability to close games together as the Suns win this game in OT. (4-1)