Phoenix Suns: 3 best playoff moments from a stunning run

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The Phoenix Suns have given their fans a shockingly successful season capped by a memorable run to the NBA Finals.

This season can’t end without appropriate celebrations.

There are so many great Phoenix Suns moments to remember during these playoffs that it’s a major challenge to condense the options from 10, let alone to a top three. But that’s what we’ll try to do here.

The Phoenix Suns hadn’t had even one playoff moment since 2010, so every memorable slice of basketball life the past couple of months should be cherished.

On Tuesday afternoon, the team was in final preparations with an eye toward executing a plan that would return the series to Phoenix for a Game 7.

The Suns began the playoffs facing the most formidable opponent perhaps ever to oppose a conference No. 2 seed. But, with a little help from the notoriously injury-prone Anthony Davis, Phoenix took down LeBron “Big Shoulders” James and the Lakers.

And James continues to seek ways to pry Chris Paul away from Phoenix.

National critics naturally connected the injury dots, trying to lessen the Suns’ accomplishment by including the Denver Nuggets’ Jamal Murray’s absence in previews of the teams’ semifinal series.

Not sure Murray could have helped derail this Suns train as Phoenix rolled over Denver in four games.

The Clippers, perhaps the most annoying team in the league, provided a major challenge but, with the injury to Kawhi Leonard adding to their advantage, the Suns found a clear path to the NBA Finals.

Along the way to the the team’s first Finals appearance in 28 years, there were many shared moments of celebration. Here are three.