The Phoenix Suns are currently in the midst of quite the run as the Western Conference franchise has now extended its ongoing winning streak to a whopping seven games during the NBA restart down in Orlando. Thanks in part to the play of All-Star guard Devin Booker, the Suns are now a perfect 7-0 in the “bubble” while putting themselves in prime position to reach the postseason.
With Booker leading the way and then some at this point, the veteran guard has quickly become the most impressive player in Orlando as he continues to break Suns record after Suns record. Most recently, Booker tallied 35 points in a win over the Philadelphia 76ers on Tuesday afternoon, an outing that saw him set a new franchise record with 91 30-point games — according to ESPN Stats & Info.
The previous record was held by Walter Davis, who played for the Suns between 1977 and 1988.
As a result of the team’s current run down in Orlando, the Suns have moved up to 10th place in the Western Conference standings. With both the New Orleans Pelicans and Sacramento Kings recently getting eliminated from playoff contention, it is now down to the Suns, Portland Trail Blazers, San Antonio Spurs and Memphis Grizzlies for the eighth and final playoff spot in the Western Conference. As it stands today, the 33-39 Suns are tied with the Grizzlies, who own an identical record after losing to the Boston Celtics earlier in the day on Tuesday. It is also worth noting that the aforementioned Trail Blazers own a 33-39 record as well, though Portland is currently battling it out with the Dallas Mavericks.