Phoenix Suns vs Denver Nuggets Date and Time: Monday, June 14,2021 5:30 AM IST Venue: Ball Arena, Denver, CO Prediction: Phoenix Suns Bookmaker: 1xbet
The Denver Nuggets face the unenviable task of preventing a sweep when they host the Phoenix Suns in Game 4 in their match. Michael Malone’s men have been thoroughly outplayed in each of the three previous matchups in this Western Conference Semifinals series.
It’s been a case of a complete team effort from the Phoenix Suns so far. Chris Paul has led the way with his experience, but all five of their starters have scored in double-digits in each of the three games.
Center Deandre Ayton has also stepped up big time and played a huge role in keeping Nikola Jokic quiet. Ayton is averaging 15 points and 11.7 rebounds per game against Denver. Mikal Bridges has arguably been the Phoenix Suns’ best defender while averaging 16.7 points in the West Semifinals.
The Denver Nuggets managed to claw their way back from two 1-3 deficits in the 2020 playoffs, but now they find themselves down 0-3. The script for each of their losses has been fairly similar, with the Phoenix Suns taking over proceedings in the second half.
Nikola Jokic has put his best foot forward but hasn’t received much help from elsewhere. Only two other Denver Nuggets players have managed to score in double digits besides Jokic, Michael Porter Jr. and Will Barton.
It’s hard to envision the league MVP getting swept, but the Phoenix Suns have completely dominated the Denver Nuggets so far. Monty Williams has been happy to put multiple men on Nikola Jokic, and once he slows down, the Denver offense just seems to stagnate.
The Phoenix Suns’ incredible depth also gives them the edge. They have multiple scoring threats and the Denver Nuggets just haven’t been good enough defensively. Even though Jokic will probably put up huge numbers once again, expect the Suns to win Game 4 and clinch the series.