Chris Paul, Devin Booker reveal Suns’ secret weapon amid dominant playoffs run
The Phoenix Suns have been one of the most dominant teams in the playoffs this season. At this point, there’s just no denying this fact.
After the Suns took a commanding 3-0 lead over the Denver Nuggets on Friday, Chris Paul and Devin Booker spoke out about one key factor that has led to what has been nothing short of an amazing run by the Suns thus far.
Paul, who’s been playing at an MVP level of late, revealed that Suns big man Deandre Ayton’s play has been pivotal to the team’s success in the postseason:
“I can’t say enough about D.A. and what he does for our team,” Paul said, via Jay Dieffenbach of Valle of the Suns. “He does all the things that don’t show up on the stat sheet. Those jump shots that I hit towards the end of the game – those don’t happen without him. … he’s so selfless, man.”
Booker echoed CP3’s thoughts on Ayton as well:
“Deandre’s been playing his a– off the whole playoffs. I love it. That takes the pressure off . It creates open shots for everybody.”
There’s no denying that both Paul and Booker have been the main reasons why the Suns have been so impressive in the playoffs. They’re both just playing at a different level right now. However, the unsung hero for Phoenix has got to be Deandre Ayton. Then again, he’s been making such big waves that he likely won’t go unnoticed for very long — if he hasn’t already.