Suns Podcast: The difference in Suns-Clippers, Deandre Ayton’s leap & ‘Mythic Quest’

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In Episode 38 of the Valley of the Suns Podcast, Justin Russo joins Gerald Bourguet to discuss Suns-Clippers, Deandre Ayton’s leap and “Mythic Quest.”

Welcome back, Valley Boyz and Girlz, to another episode of the Valley of the Suns Podcast!

In Episode 38, host Gerald Bourguet is joined by LA Clippers writer Justin Russo to discuss the 2021 Western Conference Finals through the first four games. The first topic: With the Phoenix Suns up 3-1, is this series already over as it shifts back to PHX Arena for Game 5?

From there, the duo takes a look at what has made the biggest difference in this matchup so far, from fatigue for the Clippers to the Suns’ defense to missed opportunities in Games 2 and 4 for Los Angeles. Make no mistake though: Phoenix has earned its 3-1 lead with late-game execution and gritty defense, and Deandre Ayton’s impact looms large over the series as well.

After being the best player on the floor in a pivotal Game 4, Ayton’s playoff leap deserves a closer look, which Bourguet and Russo dive into. To wrap up NBA talk, Russo provides his thoughts on Kawhi Leonard’s absence and whether he might return in this series should it go past Game 5.

Finally, for the latest G-Rated segment, the two gush over the Apple TV+ original comedy, Mythic Quest, which blends workplace humor with surprisingly intricate character relationships, backstories and heartfelt sentiment that pops up in the most unexpected ways.

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Here’s the breakdown for Episode 38:

  • Are the Western Conference Finals over? (2:05)
  • Biggest difference in this series so far (8:15)
  • Deandre Ayton’s impact (12:50)
  • Anything new on Kawhi Leonard? (17:00)
  • Season 2 of Mythic Quest (22:15)

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