Can the Phoenix Suns Benefit from Scoring Points in the 2024 NBA Playoffs?

The Phoenix Suns are known for their consistent success in the regular season but have faced disappointment in the postseason, making it to the playoffs frequently and reaching three NBA Finals without securing a championship victory.

The 2023-24 Phoenix Suns are facing significant pressure in the realm of Arizona sports betting, due to the high-profile additions of Kevin Durant and Bradley Beal, the controversial coaching switch from Monty Williams to Frank Vogel, and the buzz and excitement surrounding these changes.

The Suns have faced challenges in their first two games against the Minnesota Timberwolves, falling into an early deficit. Keep an eye on the Suns’ Championship Odds as they progress through the postseason.

BetArizona sought to evaluate the Phoenix Suns by comparing them to previous NBA Champions. After examining the win-loss records and average points scored of the last 10 NBA Champions on Sports-Reference.com, BetArizona discovered that although the Suns have a higher scoring average per game than past champions, they have fewer wins throughout the season.

Please note that our analysis only includes seasons with 82 regular season games, excluding the 2020-21, 2019-20, and 2011-12 seasons.

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2023-24 Suns Performance

W-L %

Points Scored

.598

116.2

The 2023 Denver Nuggets and the 2022 Golden State Warriors are the teams with the lowest regular season win percentage to win the Larry O’Brien trophy since 2010. Both teams finished the regular season with a .646 win percentage before becoming champions.

The Golden State Warriors of 2014-15 and 2016-17 were seen as the ultimate champions with regular season win percentages of .817 each, outperforming LeBron James’ Miami Heat team of 2012-13, which had a win percentage of .805.

Average NBA Champion’s Performance

Avg. W-L % 

Avg. Points Scored 

.729 

109.3

Since the 2010-11 season, NBA champions have achieved an average win percentage of .729 and scored an average of 109.3 points per game during their championship seasons.

In the 2023-24 season, the Suns averaged 116.2 points per game, a figure on par with recent championship teams. Despite this, Phoenix’s difficulty in consistently winning games raises questions about their performance compared to past champions.

Vogel’s team is looking to bounce back at home on Friday, as Phoenix looks to stage a comeback in the first round series against the Timberwolves.

Keep an eye out for more details on the Suns and the best betting apps in Arizona.

Author

Peterson Christopher

Peterson Christopher has spent over seven years reporting on sports and sports betting in Arizona, holding positions at ArizonaSports.com, the Tucson Weekly, and the Green Valley News. He is currently the lead writer at yengols.com.

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