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Bordow: Narrow Focus Helping Phoenix Suns Reach Big Goals

Let’s use some numbers to state the obvious, that the Phoenix Suns should win the NBA championship this season.

The Suns have the league’s best record at 54-14.

They haven’t lost more than two games in a row while compiling win streaks of 18 and 11 games.

They’ve beaten every team at least once, the first time they’ve done that since the 2006-2007 season.

They’re tied for third in the league in offensive rating and tied for second in defensive rating. 

As coach Monty Williams astutely pointed out, teams that rank in the top five in offense and defense, “have a chance to win big.”

But it’s not just the big picture that paints the Suns so favorably. It’s a small moment that occurred in the second half of Phoenix’s 140-111 victory over the Los Angeles Lakers Sunday.

Phoenix was up by 30 when there was a defensive breakdown that led to a Lakers’ uncontested layup. It was a so-what bucket in a game in which Phoenix obliterated Los Angeles.

Yet as he walked back up court, shooting guard Devin Booker let loose with a profanity and his face wore the look of a man who found out his taxes are being audited.

That reaction said as much about the Suns as their season-long excellence. It said Booker and his teammates aren’t just satisfied with being great. They know the franchise’s first NBA title is within their grasp and they’re not going to settle for anything less than their absolute best in every game and on every possession.

Think about that for a second. The Suns were killing the Lakers. They’ve all but clinched the No. 1 seed in the Western Conference. In such a small, unimportant moment, the defensive lapse might have been ignored and then forgotten.

Instead, Booker was pissed.

“We want to lock into the defensive end,” Booker said after the game. “We want to hold each other accountable on that end and we’re never playing the score. We’re playing for a championship. We’ve learned that those little moments, those little slip-ups, if you let them go by without saying anything it can bite you later when it hurts the worst.”

That it was Booker who was holding his teammates accountable speaks to his maturation as a player and the impact Williams and point guard Chris Paul have had on the team.

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