Chris Paul gets frank on Suns’ winning streak after ugly Robert Sarver scandal surfaced
The Phoenix Suns extended their impressive winning streak to 14 games on Wednesday night after escaping the Cleveland Cavaliers, 120-115 on the road.
The Suns had to crawl their way out of the defeat, as the hard-fighting Cavaliers made everything difficult for Chris Paul and company. CP3 sank four three throws in the dying seconds to seal the win and improve to 15-3.
Not a few have noticed that the Suns’ hot streak has coincided with the ugly allegations on team owner Robert Sarver. Scathing reports surfaced in recent weeks that Sarver used racist and misogynistic remarks and enabled a toxic culture within the organization. Paul, however, stressed that their string of wins has nothing to do with the controversy (via ESPN).
“That’s just coincidence. Our plan wasn’t to start out 1-3. We’ve got a great group, a great locker room. I’ve never seen anything like it.”
The Suns did look listless in the early goings of the season, with Booker struggling to find his stroke. But all the worries have been completely wiped out, as the Suns have become the hottest squad in town, along with the Golden State Warriors.
Against the Cavaliers, Paul finished with a double-double of 17 points and 12 assists, while Booker top-scored with 35 points on an efficient 14-of-21 shooting from the field.
It remains unclear what will happen next with the Sarver issue, what’s clear though is that the Suns are playing at an elite level. They will look to extend their winning streak when they take on the New York Knicks on Friday.