Phoenix Suns: 3 Things Responsible for Nine Game Win Streak

Phoenix Suns, Devin Booker (Photo by Lachlan Cunningham/Getty Images)
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Phoenix Suns, Chris Paul
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The Phoenix Suns are killing it on the fast break

Opponent turnovers catalyze transition opportunities better than anything. So as Phoenix’s steal totals rise, so does their fast break scoring.

Before this run, the Suns only averaged 9.5 fast break points per game—a bottom five tally. But now, they average 13.3 per game, which clocks in as the league’s second highest amount over the contested time period.

Having shown fantastic development as a cutter this year, Mikal Bridges deserves some flowers with regard to this. He leads the team with transition points, running hard and almost always finding the right spots to occupy.

Last year, the Suns operated as a methodical group, mainly focusing their offensive attacks within a half-court setting. But this shows growth within the team between seasons. With Booker and Paul running the pick and roll, they still wield the ability to slow things down and pick apart defenses, while still able to run and gun to score points via the break.