The Phoenix Suns are the best TV series. Winning game 2 proved it
Are you not amused?
If you weren’t excited about Game 2 of the NBA Western Conference Finals, in which the Phoenix Suns beat the Los Angeles Clippers 104-103 on Tuesday, there are only two possible explanations: You weren’t watching , or you are dead.
If you weren’t watching, wow you really should have. Because right now the Phoenix Suns are the best TV series.
Well, I’m a “Loki” fan.
If the Suns’ playoffs look like a terrific miniseries, they’ve won nine in a row! – Tuesday was the very special episode. There was everything and then some. What a crazy night of television. What an evening of wacky entertainment on the platform that’s right for you.
Suns-Clippers game was crazier than ‘F9: the Fast Saga’
In other words: I watched “F9: The Fast Saga” on Monday and Suns-Clippers on Tuesday. The game had more crazy energy.
Although, in fairness, less explosions. But! No more broken and bloody noses. More on that in a moment.
What makes a good TV show? Drama? Um, how about a last second dunk from Deandre Ayton on an in-bounds pass to win the game? It’s breathtaking stuff. So, drama, check it out.
Violence? Check out Devin Booker’s nose, after hitting his head with Patrick Beverley. Check. (Also: yuck.) Sure, Booker came back and played well after getting stitches. Let’s go. Heroes play badly, and they’re quick healers.
Flashbacks? As Mike Breen’s ESPN broadcast team Jeff Van Gundy and Mike Jackson all remember, Booker’s bloody and seemingly broken nose was reminiscent of the Suns’ great Steve Nash who practically had his nose cut off in a game. 2007 playoff against the San Antonio Spurs. Check.
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Good acting game? Check out the fake Emmy-worthy whiplash Beverley fired when Booker bumped into him while trying to pass him. Of course Bryan Cranston was awesome in “Breaking Bad”. But Beverley sold the piece much harder.
Hero of the underdogs? Bow, Cam Payne, who scored 29 points and had nine assists while replacing Chris Paul, who is in the NBA’s COVID-19 health and safety protocols and missed his second game on Tuesday. Check.
Speaking of: cameos? Paul did one at ESPN’s “SportsCenter With Scott Van Pelt” after the game, as the team faced him in the Suns’ locker room.
Check, check, check. Checkmate, if it had been a game of chess.
Instead, it was a basketball game, and it was really fantastic.
It wasn’t a perfect match. Just a great
It was by no means a perfect match. For one thing, according to ESPN, the last 90 seconds took 33 minutes of real time to play. On the other hand, neither Booker nor Paul George of the Clippers had the great games they had in Game 1, when the two were transcendent. There were plenty of sloppy moments.
It was part of his scruffy charm.
Van Pelt has said on several occasions that it looks like Paul will return for Thursday’s game when the series moves to LA. There is no such optimistic word about Kawhi Leonard, the best Clippers player and one of the great playoff performers of all time.
Too bad. Because that’s one of the strangest things about this whole crazy series – two of its biggest stars haven’t even appeared!
Or who knows, maybe it’s for the best. With these two in the mix, the average TV audience might not be able to withstand such drama.
Although it would definitely be fun to try.
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