I wouldn’t say it’s time to hit the panic button quite yet. But, with Kevin Durant out and the bench not making a sustainable impact in the last two games, the Suns are now in a very crucial part of the season where they can’t afford to lose games.
With 14 games left and Kevin Durant still a couple of weeks away from returning, it’s pivotal that the Suns find some help for Devin Booker who has been playing out of his mind the past two weeks.
Deandre Ayton provided that help tonight with 27 points and 12 rebounds, but the crucial element that’s been getting in the way of the Suns has been the inconsistency from the bench as well as the contribution in points from their starters as well outside of Booker.
With this loss today, the Suns are still the 4th seed in the Western Conference but are now 4 games away from being the 10th and last seed which would put them in a play-in scenario on the road come playoff time.
We’ve seen how great the Suns are when everyone is healthy on the floor with Durant, but the Suns need to continue this play when Durant isn’t on the court. Hoping they can get back into the win column tomorrow against the Milwaukee Bucks on their home court.
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