There seems to be no end in sight to the sinking of the Phoenix. Despite starting the season on a high to the point of being on top of the Western Conference with 16-7 in early December, everything seems to have blown up from the moment he was signed to the point of going 5-16 in just over a month. On. They don’t raise their heads. The repeated absences of Chris Paul and an injury to Devin Booker (he should be back in about 10 days), threaten a project that is currently on the edge of status quo. play-in Thief 21-23.
What happened last night in Minnesota is nothing more than a new episode in the turbulent wanderings of Arizonans. Without counting on their starting backcourt, Phoenix found itself completely outplayed by an opponent that was leading by as many as 24 points midway through the second quarter. A sneaky response from Montee Williams’ boys was only enough to make up the result in the final quarter and lose 121–116.
“The start was perfect, but the ending was terrible. Not everything will always be perfect, but we could have finished a little better, that’s for sure”, comments Anthony Edwards, author of 31 Points, about a game in which he The team conceded 41 points in the final twelve minutes.
Wolves head coach Chris Finch agrees with his star’s analysis. “We’ve been in the habit all season of building up leads and somehow letting our momentum slow down with bad shooting and turnovers that lead to insane offense from our opponents. Tonight was a classic example of that. In any case In, I think we did well for 80% of the game.”
With the win, Minnesota is placed at 21–22, which allows it to finish ninth in the West, just ahead of Phoenix. Along with Edwards, there were five other players scoring in double digits, including D’Angelo Russell’s 17 points and Taurean Prince’s 16 off the bench.
Phoenix, it’s a matter of stubbornness
Monty Williams is aware of the rough times his team is going through, but he has no intention of giving up. Koch explains that the message for the group is to maintain that level of concentration and energy night after night, because that is what will get them out of the hole they find themselves in.
“I told the boys that we have to keep our spirit in a good place because when everything starts coming together, it can multiply. We just have to stick with each other,” he says.
In regards to individual performance, Damian Lee was the top scorer off the bench with 31 points. Mikal Bridges also had a notable performance with 24 goals to which he added six assists and three steals.
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