The No. 2 seed Phoenix Suns will face the No. 3 seed Denver Nuggets in the second round of the 2021 NBA Playoffs. Although both higher seeds advanced from the first round, it was not easy. Phoenix impressed in Game 6, but LA suffered a huge loss with Anthony Davis’ groin injury. Denver took care of business against Portland, but it came in spite of a ridiculous effort from Damian Lillard.
The Nuggets took two of three from the Suns in their regular season series and all three games came down to the wire. The Suns claimed the first game 106-103 thanks to 20+ points from each of Deandre Ayton, Chris Paul, and Devin Booker. Denver responded with back-to-back wins in one and two overtimes, respectively. Nikola Jokic was the difference-maker in both Denver wins, with 31 points, 10 rebounds and 8 assists in a 130-126 overtime win and 29 points, 22 rebounds, and 6 assists in a 120-112 double overtime win.
Here we’ll be tracking everything you need to know for the Suns-Nuggets series, including picks, injuries and the schedule. We’ll provide the full schedule when it’s released.
Game 1: Suns 122, Nuggets 105
Game 2: Suns 123, Nuggets 98
Game 3: Suns 116, Nuggets 102
Game 4: Suns 125, Nuggets 118