November has come and gone and the Phoenix Suns (18-3) are still rolling and are now tied with the Golden State Warriors (18-3) for the best record in the League.
Last night the two best teams in the League faced off, with the Suns outlasting the Warriors 104-96, tying the Suns’ franchise record of 17 consecutive wins. According to StatMuse, the Suns are 12-1 against opponents with a record of .500 and above, the best in the League.
After beginning the year off to a disappointing 1-3 start, the Suns went on a streak of sheer dominance, winning every single game in November.
Despite Devin Booker exiting the game in the first half with a hamstring injury, the Suns held on down the stretch thanks to Chris Paul’s ability to control the game’s pace during crunch time.
CHRIS PAUL TOO SMOOTH WITH IT. (via @NBATV) pic.twitter.com/tyKnakb1Yc— SLAM (@SLAMonline) December 1, 2021
Paul finished with 15 points, 11 assists, and six rebounds on 7-13 shooting from the field and notching a team-high five steals. Deandre Ayton dominated the paint with a double-double, registering 24 points and grabbing 11 rebounds on the night.
Someone order a scoop? (via @Suns) pic.twitter.com/mPeHB00cyG— SLAM (@SLAMonline) December 1, 2021
The Warriors and Suns are set for their rematch on Friday. If the Suns take the second game, they’ll become the sixth team in League history to go undefeated for an entire calendar month. The last team to accomplish the same feat was their opponent, the Golden State Warriors, who went a perfect 24-0 over November during the 2015-16 season.
No loss November— Book (@DevinBook) December 1, 2021