Monday, January 29, 2007

17 and Counting...

The Phoenix Suns have posted a 33-2 mark over a 35 game stretch. Only three other teams have been able to do that in NBA history.

The Suns extended their win streak to 17 with a 115-110 win over the Cleveland Cavaliers. Steve Nash scored 23 points and added 15 assists for the high-flying Suns.

The Suns boast the leagues best offense with 111.6 ppg. while leading in shooting percentage as well with a 50% avg. With Steve Nash averaging 19.8 and both Shawn Marion and Amare Stoudemire averaging 18.8 respectively, there is no doubt that this offense will take a significant dip.

With 3 more victories Phoenix would match the second best streak of 20 wins, set by the Milwaukee Bucks during the 1970-1971 season. If the Suns stay consistent and keep riding the wave of Nash, Marion, and Stoudemire, they could soon challenge the Los Angeles Lakers record of 33 straight wins set back in 1971-1972.

Phoenix has improved drastically since starting off 1-5. But everyone knew it was just a matter of time. They also matched a 9th straight road win and are now 20-1 vs. the Eastern Conference.

All the Sun's need to do now is beat the West's elite. Phoenix is a combined 0-6 vs. the Mavs, Spurs, Lakers, and Jazz. Everyone will be watching when the Suns host San Antonio and Utah this week. That's the only thing the Suns have left to do; prove they can top the western conference perennial powers. Oh yeah, and of course, finally put their supercharged offense and blinding speed to use by winning an NBA Title.

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