Powered by 39 points from Kevin Durant and 47 from Devin Booker, the Phoenix Suns had an extremely good Friday night.
Playing before a raucous and incredibly supportive home crowd, the Suns scored a pivotal 121-114 victory over the Denver Nuggets in Game 3 of the Western Conference semifinals.
The victory was a huge relief for fans of the team, who were dreading the possibility of a 0-3 deficit for their Suns.
THE SUNS GET BACK IN THE SERIES AT HOME ☀️ pic.twitter.com/PlM5sEJXM1
— ESPN (@espn) May 6, 2023
Following the triumph in Phoenix, NBA fans hopped online to both celebrate and critique the Suns.
“Looks like the Suns finally brought some sunscreen to the Valley of the Sun,” one fan said.
Looks like the Suns finally brought some sunscreen to the Valley of the Sun ☀️ Congrats on getting the first W of the series! 🏀🙌🏻
— Jamal (@Gibbo_2010) May 6, 2023
However, other people commented that they still believe the series is over.
They argue that it’s not a good sign to see the Suns only win by 7 when both Durant and Booker have phenomenal nights.
“Kd and booker had to drop 80 pts just to win by 7,” a user pointed out.
This series is still over . Nuggets in 5 . Kd and booker had to drop 80 pts just to win by 7 . Not happening again
— Retrospecs 💭 (@RetroSpecsTT) May 6, 2023
But there were many more NBA loyalists who think that this is a series that will probably run to all seven games.
This series is probably gonna go down to the wire.
— John Frascella (Football) (@LegendSports7) May 6, 2023
Phoenix fans are still nervous even after the win because some of them believe they won’t see their team back in the Finals any time soon if they don’t pull it off this year.
Bro if suns lose again this year I won't believe that they will get to the finals again.
— MasterMind (@MasterMindOfNY) May 6, 2023
The Suns have wind back in their sails after their Friday night performance.
They are hoping to even things at 2-2 in Game 4, which would give them even more enthusiasm and belief in a series win.
Durant and Booker produced their best nights of the postseason so far on Friday.
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