Top 5 Most Satisfying Games from Phoenix Suns 2021-22 Regular Season

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Phoenix Suns, Chris Paul
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Phoenix Suns vs Los Angeles Lakers, April 5th

Phoenix’s recent bout with the Los Angeles Lakers featured more potential headlines than a New York Post flash drive. For starters, this game granted Phoenix its 63rd victory—breaking a franchise record for wins in a season.

But underneath all that, its implications on the Lakers made it that much sweeter.

For those who do not remember, the Suns took down the Lakers in the postseason last year, but were not exactly given their flowers, as Anthony Davis and others went on to say that Phoenix “got away with one,” citing LA’s injuries as the main decider in that series.

The disrespect grew worse when the Lakers acquired Russell Westbrook this past summer. That led many to view Los Angeles as the favorites in the West—totally disregarding the Suns and all that they accomplished last year.

But this season, and especially in this game, the Suns back hand slapped LA across the face, not only beating them by a 121-110 score, but knocking them out of Play-In contention and essentially ending their season for a second year in a row.

With how much it humbled Los Angeles, it was about as poetic of a win you could imagine. Everyone helped the Suns get there as well, with six players scoring at least nine points. Devin Booker led the way with 33 points while shooting 6-9 from 3-point range.

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The fact that this also was Phoenix’s record-breaking win now feels like an afterthought should tell you enough. It possessed several franchise-pivoting factors for the Suns—making for a true storybook ending to the season.