All hope appeared lost for the Phoenix Suns on Monday. The Golden State Warriors were putting a masterpiece together during the first half, causing disarray from three-point land.
As such, it was widely expected that the second half of the game was over before it started.
The Suns were still able to remind fans that there was still two more quarters of play, getting the lead down on the Warriors in the third quarter.
It wasn’t enough for the fourth quarter though, with the Warriors winning 123-112.
Third Quarter Comeback
The Suns were able to get the lead as low as eight in the third quarter from a Deandre Ayton-made layup. From there, things looked up for Phoenix.
Deandre Ayton looked like a man on a mission, while Booker continued to will his team from the horrible blowout that’d transpired in the first half.
With a total team effort, the Suns were able to outscore the Warriors in the third quarter. In the blink of an eye, the horrific shootout from Golden State had dissipated.
First Quarter Curse
As it proved, the first quarter debacle proved to be too much to overcome for the Suns. A tremendous third quarter comeback while stifled in the fourth quarter, allowing the Warriors to run away with the victory.
The Suns now have 14 games remaining, some of which include heavy contenders.
Up next for Phoenix will be the No.1 team in the East and a 2021 Finals rematch in the Milwaukee Bucks. The Suns will enjoy a brief, two-game homestay before heading back out on the road.
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