Suns Bring Brooms, Sweep Nuggets; Await WCF Opponent

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Dust off and bring out the brooms in the mile high city. 

An electric 3rd quarter from Chris Paul. A flagrant 2 ejection on the 2020-21 MVP Nikola Jokic. Elite defense from tip-off to the final buzzer. Game 4 saw it all as the Suns complete the sweep of the Denver Nuggets in a 125-118 win. On to the next one, as winners of seven straight playoff games.

The Suns showed grit, starting with Devin Booker standing up for Cam Payne after he was smacked by Jokic. Whether or not that was actually worthy of a flagrant 2, Booker’s response showcases how tight this team really is.

Paul exploded for 37 points, with 25 coming in the second half, including a 6-6 third quarter. Booker finished with 32 points, 10 rebounds, and five assists. He now has 81 points in the two close out games for the Suns.

The one area that Monty Williams wasnโ€™t happy about was the turnover department. They committed 15 which allowed Denver to stay in the game late. 

The Suns now await its next opponent. The Jazz currently lead the Clippers 2-1. Suns were 3-0 against the Jazz in the regular season and 1-2 against the Clippers.

 

Jordan Spurgeon is a journalist who is graduating from ASU at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication in December 2021. He's previously worked for 97.3 The Fan in San Diego. At Sports360AZ, Jordan enjoys covering multiple sports and telling feature stories that impact people.