The Phoenix Suns have already made history this season, posting a franchise-record 18-game winning streak and following tonight’s 115-109 win over the Utah Jazz, they extend their league-best streak to seven games.
Sitting atop the Western Conference standings, 3.5 games above the Golden State Warriors, the Suns took care of a severely understaffed Jazz team, missing Rudy Gobert (calf), Donovan Mitchell ( concussion), Bojan Bogdanovic (left finger), Royce O’Neale (knee) Joe Ingles (ankle) and Mike Conley Jr. (knee).
Devin Booker led the way with 33 points, while Chris Paul put on a classic performance, posting a season-high 27 points (15 of which came in the fourth quarter), along with 14 assists and nine rebounds.
“I feel good,” Paul said after logging 40 minutes. “I’m great. I’ll play again tomorrow if you want.
With the win, the Suns are now tied for their best start to the season in 46 games (37-9), matching the 2006-07 team.
Between now and the All-Star break, the Suns play 11 more games, which means could they pull off another 18-game winning streak before the break, but face a series of tough matchups, including some nationally televised standout games against the Brooklyn Nets, Atlanta Hawks and Milwaukee Bucks.
|Date||Adversary||Time (ET)||national television|
|26 of January||@Jazz||10:00 pm||ESPN|
|January 30th||against the timber wolves||21:00||—|
|February 1st||against nets||10:00 pm||TNT|
|February 3rd||@hawks||7:30 pm||TNT|
|February 5th||@ wizards||7:00 p.m.||—|
|February 7th||@ Bulls||8:00 pm||NBA television|
|February 8th||@76ers||7:00 p.m.||—|
|Feb. 10||against dollars||10:00 pm||TNT|
|February 12||counter magic||21:00||—|
|February 15||against clippers||10:00 pm||TNT|
|February 16th||against rockets||21:00||—|
After winning 51 games last season and earning a trip to the NBA Finals, the Suns have a projected win total of 61 games this season. by FiveThirtyEight and according to tankathonthey have the 6th easiest schedule the rest of the way.