With Phoenix 3-1 up going into game 5 at the Phoenix Suns arena tonight, Monty Williams’ side will be confident that they can book their place in the NBA finals.
Devin Booker should be back on form after his troubles wearing a mask. The Suns guard scored just 15 points in game 3 while masked up, as well as 11 points in 22 minutes with the mask in game 4. After taking the mask of for the last 18 minutes, Booker scored 14 points and finished the game as top scorer – still a way off his usual self but looking more promising heading into game 5.
A now 36-year-old Chris Paul will as well be a key man for the Suns, despite having a poor series so far, that won’t last forever. He will also be boosted by sinking five important free throws at the end of the Suns game 4 victory.
With Deandre Ayton’s rich vein of form set to continue, as well as Kawhi Leonards ongoing absence for the Clippers a further boost, the Suns should close out the series at home tonight with ease and set up a first NBA Finals in 28 years, against either the Bucks or the Hawks.