The Suns find themselves in a race against time because they need to win as much as they can while, at the same time hoping that the Grizzlies lose as much as they can to be in lined with that last 8 th seed playoff spot. The Celtics have been playing much better recently and did have a three game win streak but they cannot hang with a fully tuned in Suns team and that is what’s needed at this point from Phoenix.
The Suns played the Celtic s earlier this season where Boston really pushed them in the first half because their shot was not falling, the game was very close at halftime. Then the Suns woke up and started settling in to their abilities. That is what they need to do while Dragic continues his attack on opposing defenses through the middle.
Boston Has their game plan down, it´s the same they have been using all year, score and defend as best they can. Overall this model is not working, new head coach Brad Stevens is just not reaching this team nor the players. If something big is not down soon, this will be a bad summer for them as well. Boston needs to slow their offense down and let Rondo work, learn from where he likes to pass the ball as well as where he expects his teammates to be in order to score.
The Suns are -11.5 in this game and just because the Celtics have been scouring recently has little to do with this spread. The teams they have played are not good defenders but the Suns have great inside defense and match up well with Boston. Take the Suns in this one as Phoenix strives for the post season.