NBA Playoffs -- Phoenix Suns vs Denver Nuggets Game 2 Pick and Prediction

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NBA Playoffs -- Phoenix Suns vs Denver Nuggets

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NBA Playoffs -- Phoenix Suns vs Denver Nuggets Pick and Prediction


The Phoenix Suns will face the Denver Nuggets in Game 2 of their Western Conference semi-final series at the Phoenix Suns Arena on Wednesday night. On Monday, Denver Nuggets shot just six free throws and trailed by as many as 20 points during the second half of a 122-105 road loss.


It was a closely contested game until the end of the first half, but the Phoenix Suns picked up steam in the second to take a 65-47 lead and claim victory.



NBA Playoffs -- Phoenix Suns vs Denver Nuggets Pick and Prediction


Phoenix Suns 

The Phoenix Suns won 27 of their 36 home games during the regular season and rank second this postseason in defensive efficiency. The Phoenix Suns displayed yet another solid team performance in Game 1, proving why they are one of the most lethal teams in the Western Conference this season. The Suns assisted on 30 of their 46 made field goals and shot a sizzling 54 percent overall. All five Phoenix starters scored in double figures and were led by Mikal Bridges with 23 points on 8-for-12 from the field. They were offensively flawless in the second half and were often able to find scoring opportunities. 



NBA Playoffs -- Phoenix Suns vs Denver Nuggets Pick and Prediction


Denver Nuggets

The third-seeded Nuggets are playing without G Jamal Murray and won 22 of their 36 road games during the regular season. The Denver Nuggets failed to win their fourth successive Game 1 in a playoff series after their loss to the Phoenix Suns on Monday. The Nugget shot 46 percent from the field and 14 of 40 from the 3-point line as they got off to a solid start to take the lead into halftime, but they couldn’t keep up the pace in the second half where the Suns went on a 39-12 run. Nikola Jokic and co. failed to cope with the Phoenix Suns' intensity in that period, which proved to be the turning point of the contest.



The Phoenix Suns will be the favorites to win the next match, but only by a slender margin. There will be momentum and home support on their side, which will work heavily in their favor. 


Ben's Prediction: Phoenix Suns -5





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