Booker is in good shape, Ayton returns from injury, the sun sees the shadow of the playoffs

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Bookerisingoodshape,Aytonreturnsfrominjury,thesunseestheshadowoftheplayoffs
SunCoreplayerBookerhasbeeninahotstaterecently.Earlierthisseason,thePhoenixSunsoncerankedamongthetopsixintheNBAWest.TheNo.1pickAytonwasaccidentallysuspendedbythesuspensionoftheteam’srhythm,therecordandrankingscontinuedtodecline.Today,thechangeofBooker’sstatusisgettingbetterandbetter,andAytonafterthecomebackisalsostable.Thedaywhenthesunreturnstothetopeightinthewestmaynotbetoofar.Today,theSunschallengedtheCelticsaway,withmultipletopfourintheEast,alongwiththeBucks,HeatandRaptorsinthefirstechelon.Inthefirst-levelballbattlebetweenthetwosides,intheGreenArmy,Smarthit11three-pointersandscoredacareerhighof37points.HaywardandTatumscored22pointsand26pointsrespectively,andtheystilldidnothelp.Theteamwon,andtheSunsbeat123to119.Sun’sbiggestcontributorisnaturallythenumberonestar,Booker.Hemade12of20shots,scored39points,10rebounds,and9assists,becomingthefirstinthehistoryoftheSunsafterBarkleyin1993.playerof.Rankedatthebeginningoftheseason,Booker’srecentstatehasimprovedsignificantly.Inadditiontothisgame,Bookerhasscoredmorethan30pointsin9gamesinthelast12games.Afterthiscampaign,theSunshadarecordof18winsand24losses,andtherankingroseto9thintheWesternConference,only2winsawayfromthe8thintheWesternConference.Theteam’soverallrecordandrankingshavepreviouslybeenimproved.Booker’sleadershiphasbeenindispensable.The2018No.1pickAyton’scomebackisalsounchanged.Duetotheviolationoftheleague’sdrugban,AytonwasofficiallybannedbytheNBAfor25games,whichmustbeahugeblowtotheinsideoftheSun.Aytondidn’tcomebackuntilDecember18th,andhemissed5gamesbecauseofafootinjury.Fromthebenchtothestarter,Aytongraduallyrecoveredinthelast10gamesandscored26pointstwodaysago.,21horrordataforarebound,thiscampaigncontributedakey26points,15rebounds,thenatureoftheteamisself-evident.ConsideringUbre,Baineshasalsoplayedwellthisseason.Rubioistheleague’sbestdefenderwithassists.TheassistlistissecondonlytoJames.WiththegoodformofBookerandtheperfectreturnofAyton,inthetragicwestIntheplayoffs,theSunsarenotwithouthope.