Why Phoenix Suns have a new look and the rest of the league has to embrace it
By TAYLOR RYAN | SEPTEMBER 16, 2017 11:45AMHERE’S what everyone needs to know when it comes to the 2017-18 NBA season.1.
The Suns have been named the best team in the Western Conference for the first time since the team made the postseason in 2007-08.2.
This season marks the third consecutive season that the Suns have finished in the top five in the West.
The last time Phoenix made the playoffs was in 2015-16.3.
The season has been a complete roller coaster for the Suns, who have lost in the first round seven times in their last eight.4.
Phoenix’s three players have been All-Star caliber players this season: Goran Dragic, Devin Booker and Eric Bledsoe.5.
The Phoenix Suns are currently one win away from winning their fifth straight NBA championship.6.
Phoenix has gone 4-0 in the preseason.
This will be the second time Phoenix has won a preseason game this season.7.
The Arizona Suns have made a postseason appearance in the past six years, with four of those years occurring during the 2010-11 season.8.
The 2017-2018 Phoenix Suns were the third-best team in terms of regular season wins in the league during the 2017 NBA season behind the Houston Rockets (1-0) and the Los Angeles Clippers (1.5-1).9.
This is the first season in franchise history that the Phoenix Suns went into the playoffs as a wild card team and finished with more than 100 wins.10.
The 2016-17 Phoenix Suns and the 2014-15 Phoenix Suns became the first teams to play their entire games in Phoenix.
The Arizona Suns are headed to the NBA Playoffs for the third time in the franchise’s history.
Phoenix Suns: The best team ever in the western conference, winning the first of its five games on Thursday night.
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