E’Twaun Moore dagger 3-pointer keeps Suns alive for No. 1 seed
Came up clutch for the Suns. pic.twitter.com/fc44XXNNKe
— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) May 16, 2021
In a game where Phoenix rested Chris Paul and Devin Booker, they found a way to sneak by the Spurs with a final score of 123-121. Moore led all scorers with 22 points on 9-10 from the field.
On the final day of the regular season, the NBA crammed in every single team and playoff implications affected many teams across the spectrum. Now, the fate of the Suns as the potential top seed rests solely in the hands of the Utah Jazz.
A Utah loss and the Suns are the top seed, otherwise, Donovan Mitchell and Rudy Gobert will have the benefit of home-court advantage throughout the entirety of the playoffs.
For the Suns, the season was a smashing success. After acquiring Chris Paul in the offseason, they enjoyed a revelation and went from day one to the final day with immense success. Of course, the number one seed might be even more important this season, with the two seed tentatively slated to face the Los Angeles Lakers, assuming they find their way to the 7-seed with a victory in the play-in tournament.
Moore is the unlikeliest hero for the Suns, but that’s how the season has gone for Phoenix as they finish the regular season with a 51-21 mark.