Ayton missed Game 6 of the Western Conference Semifinals
It is not easy for the Phoenix Suns, driven to the brink, to maintain their power.
According to Shams Charania of 카지노사이트『The Athletic』, Phoenix’s Deandre Ayton (center, 213cm, 113kg) will miss Game 6 of the Western Conference Semifinals against the Denver Nuggets.
Game 6 will be held on the 12th (Korean time). Phoenix was put in a big crisis as the main point guard, Chris Paul, was absent, and the main center, Ayton, was also absent. He was forced to sit out the day with a bruised rib.
Ayton digested the last 5 games without difficulty. He played 31 minutes and 44 seconds in Game 5, recording 14 points, 9 rebounds, 1 assist, 2 steals and 1 block. On this day, he boasted a field goal success rate of close to 60%, but was unable to properly block Denver’s offensive. Phoenix gave Denver a lot of points that day and was dragged around from the beginning.
As Ayton was unable to come out, it was not easy for Phoenix to maintain power inside. Although he relied heavily on the one-two punch, Ayton kept the inside well. Ayton’s presence is necessary in terms of maintaining simple inside power as well as constantly checking Nikola Jokichi, the opponent’s main gun. With his tall stature and long arms, he somehow made Jokichi uncomfortable.
The red light came on in Game 6 as he couldn’t run. Phoenix has no choice but to make Jax Rendale their starting pitcher in place of Ayton. At least since the middle of this series, Phoenix coach Munty Williams has increased Rendale’s playing time. In the last 3 and 4 games, Ayton played less than 30 minutes. In the meantime, there was a lot of time for Rendale to run, and Ayton had to keep the bench even in the match.
However, as Ayton was unable to play regardless of whether or not he participated in the match, the inner power was considerably weakened. Denver also currently has no clear center other than Jokic. However, Phoenix, who had to block Jokichi in many ways, was able to maintain height throughout the 48 minutes with Ayton and Rendale. However, as Ayton was absent, it was not easy to operate the center team.
Ayton recorded 10.8 points (.578 .— .400), 8.2 rebounds and 1.2 assists in 29.6 minutes per game in five games of this series. Compared to the last round, they are not showing much productivity. In this playoff, they are stagnant compared to the regular season. He averaged 18 points (.589 .292 .760), 10 rebounds and 1.7 assists in 30.4 minutes in 67 regular season games.
Phoenix is currently on the brink of elimination. They lost by 16 points in the last 5 games. Phoenix did not win a single game away from Denver in this series. The score difference was not small. He returned the series to the starting point by winning two games held at home, but gave up the watershed game 5. Because Paul can’t run, he has no choice but to be inferior in many ways.