NBA 1/1/21 – Suns @ Nuggets
Strategy: Cover Dog
Alert: Suns down 5 points
Phoenix Suns (5-1, 3-1 Away) @ Denver Nuggets (1-4, 1-3 Home)
Final Score: 106 – 103
Line: DEN -3.5
The Suns have proven they are playing every game to make a statement – remember the bubble last season. There was value taking the Suns before the game and you expect the Nuggets to get a lead at some point during the game. The 1st quarter went back and forth with the Nuggets maxing out their lead at 8 points. The quarter ended with the Suns up by 2 points. The Suns didn’t give up their lead in the 2nd quarter. The Suns lead maxed out at 15 points and the first half ended with a 11 point differential.
The Suns maintained their lead in the entire 3rd quarter for consecutive quarters. The Suns lead maxed out at 16 points and the quarter ended with a 9 point differential. The Nuggets went on a run in the 4th quarter and were able to take a 1 point lead. This would be the Nuggets only lead in the quarter as the Suns closed out strong to end the game with a 3 point lead.