Phoenix Suns: 3 Keys in Getting Revenge Against Portland Trail Blazers

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Phoenix Suns Keys to Victory vs Trail Blazers: Tire out the Blazers with Speed

The Blazers played against Paul George and the Los Angeles Clippers last night, meaning that this game against the Suns completes an always ridiculed “back to back” sequence for them.

As mentioned beforehand, the Suns came off a “back to back” against Portland during their last matchup, looking noticeably gassed from start to finish. This time around though, the Suns own that edge, and they need to take advantage of it.

Running the fast break strikes as the easiest way to tire out a team on limited rest. Look for Booker, Paul, and the always energetic Cameron Payne to challenge Portland’s conditioning—and potentially to run them off the floor.

The Suns currently play at the third fastest pace of NBA team, holding all the assets necessary to exhaust the Blazers if they please. Phoenix only needs to continue doing what they always do, and push this game’s pace to its highest level.

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As each minute passes, that should make Portland more tuckered out, and consequently a far easier group to neutralize.