The Phoenix Suns have gone on a phenomenal journey this year to reach the NBA Finals and will now face the Milwaukee Bucks. Having not qualified for the playoffs in the last decade, Monty Williams masterminded an incredible regular season campaign in which the Suns won 51 games, just one behind the Utah Jazz.
In facing the Milwaukee Bucks, the Phoenix Suns will be in for another close contest as the two sides boast very different qualities that have helped them get to this stage. However, the sky is the limit for the Suns, who were not fancied by too many to make it this far. They have two dogged competitors in Chris Paul and Jae Crowder leading a team of young, athletic stars spearheaded by the face of the franchise, Devin Booker.
Crucial to any team’s success in the playoffs is the effectiveness of their bench. To win titles, you need the entire roster to contribute, which the Phoenix Suns have benefitted from throughout their run to the Finals.
Both Cameron Johnson and Cameron Payne have been magnificent off the sidelines for the Suns, scoring over eight points each and grabbing 1.9 steals between them per game. Johnson has shot at over 50% from the field over the 15 matches he has been involved in. Payne, meanwhile, has made every free-throw he has attempted and dished out three assists in just over 18 minutes a night.