The Suns are still in the mix but they have a ways to go before they reach any type of status, coming into this game they will not only have to fight off just how good the Thunder are as a team are but they will have to hold their momentum down as they come from snapping and sweeping the Spurs and their 19 game winning streak. The Thunder have a very clear goal, they want back into the Finals to make things right and collect on what they feel was their Championship lost.
The Suns can learn so much by watching these guys play, they too have the ability to light teams up from the perimeter and that is exactly what it is going to take for them to beat this Thunder team. They will have to find a way to stop OKC´s inside game while making getting open shots on offense and hitting them. This Suns team sis young but the Thunder can keep up in a fast paced game. I think that slowing it down and working the set plays will be better for Phoenix down the road in this game.
Oklahoma City is ridding the magic carpet, they are on top of the world right now knowing they are on track to make a deep run in the post season. I understand they are young guys but I also understand that playoff basketball is totally different and they will need their rest. I just think that it better start soon or these guys will be dead as they head into potential 7 games series against other top teams.
Pick: Take the Suns +9.5 in this game, I do not see them breaking the Thunder in this game but I think that if they are on target they will make it interesting.