Just How Good Are The Phoenix Suns?

December 29th, 2009 by Andrew Kennedy Leave a reply »
The Phoenix Suns beat the world champion Los Angeles Lakers 118-103 Monday night improving to 20-12 on the year and in a tie for fourth in the Western Conference.

So how good are these Suns? Are they back to being a championship contender?

The Suns have already beaten the Lakers, Magic, Spurs and Celtics this season, all teams that will be contending for a title at the end of the year. That leaves just Cleveland and Denver to beat among true title contenders.

While the Suns have already beaten these established elite teams in the league, they’ve yet to peak as a team themselves.

Phoenix has played the second most road games in the league this season, posting an 8-10 record. The Suns are 12-2 on their home floor and should learn to transfer that play to their road games as the season continues. With more home games left, Phoenix will have a better chance of improving their record this season and climbing the West standings.

The Suns just recently got Leandro Barbosa back from injury and their new additions are also continuing to get acquainted in Alvin Gentry’s system. For now, we don’t know exactly how good these Sun ...

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