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The machine does not stop: the Phoenix Suns continue to win without stopping, also against the Minnesota Timberwolves (134-124). They win inside a


The machine does not stop: the Phoenix Suns continue to win without stopping, also against the Minnesota Timberwolves (134-124). They win inside and out, fast and slow, with defense or with attack, with pushes or with artistic brushstrokes. They are the best team in the NBA right now, by some margin. For sensations. And with a large margin for results: 39-9, one victory away from assuring Monty Williams the coaching position in the All Star and With four losses less than some Warriors they are already ahead in three and a half games. It paints that whoever wants to be champion will have to get out of phoenix alivewhere a team plays that last year was two steps away from the ring (from 2-0 to 2-4 in full onslaught from Giannis) and now seems even better. So

Minnesota Timberwolves is a good team. March eighth of the West and smells of play in. It’s not a great team, not yet, but it’s certainly not a bad team. He has just lost in consecutive visits to the two best in the League, Warriors and Suns, but in both he has clung on with energy, without great chances of winning but without falling off the hook or stopping competing. Without Patrick Beverley and in Arizona without D’Angelo Russell, who was injured in San Francisco against his ex. A good team… that lost against a Super team. There’s no more. The Wolves made the rubber basically all night (from 40-32 in the first quarter) and got the final nails in the coffin with 3-pointers from Cam Johnson and Landry Shamet. And the colossal direction of Chris Paul, a teacher in action: 21 points, 10 rebounds, 14 assists.

Anthony Edwards had 27 points, 10 assists and 5 steals. He had 16 at the break (74-66). Towns finished with 23+9 rebounds+5 assists but it seemed like his team needed a little more from him. Without Russell, Beasley showed up in the fourth quarter (18 of his 26 points) but the Wolves couldn’t do much more than chase an orange shadow that was always ahead, no matter how far they ran.

The Suns are so good that it is forgotten that DeAndre Ayton, Jae Crowder (the two starting interiors), Ayton’s first substitute (JaVale McGee) and Cam Payne are missing, the spark of the second unit. Its depth amazes. And she scares. Devin Booker had 20 points at the break and didn’t force it afterwards (29 and 9 assists). Bismack Biyombo, the rebornput solidity inside (14+12) and the rest was Shamet’s efficiency (17 points, 4/8 triples) and the usual production of Mikal Bridges (18+5) and Cam Johnson (23+5+4), an excellent couple of forwards youths. The Suns have it all, they can beat everyone and after starting the season 1-3, they have jumped to their current 39-9. Nine wins in a row and 38-6 after that start. They had never been so good after 48 games and they are 0-30 in games in which they lead at the end of the third quarter. The last team that did not lose in those circumstances was the 2019-20 Lakers: they were proclaimed champions. So