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Shooting Woes Continue For The Suns in Game 2 Loss

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After a hard-fought series win against the Los Angeles Clippers last week in which they shot the ball relatively well, the Phoenix Suns in the first two games of their series against the Nuggets haven’t found a rhythm when it comes to shooting the basketball.

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They finished tonight’s game shooting 40% from the floor yet they only shot 19% from three. In back-to-back games, the Suns only made a combined 12 threes and have shot 22% in the series so far beyond the arc.

Kevin Durant had a tough shooting night in Game 2 in which he shot 37% from the floor and scored only 24 points on 27 attempts. He also only hit 2 threes and shot 16% from three. He explained after the game that it was just one of those nights for him.

The Suns’ shooting woes have been a major problem from the three so far in this series. There have been a lot of shot-making opportunities for the Suns but not a lot of easy routine buckets falling for them.

On top of this issue, the Suns were only able to get to the foul line 5 times in Game 2 which was the shortest amount of free throws they’ve ever shot so far in the playoffs.

Typically when shots aren’t going in, teams would then proceed to try to get to the foul line to get their shots back to fall. For the Suns, it feels like they’re inching and crawling for every made shot in this series which is something that the Suns need to figure out quickly, fast, and in a hurry.

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