Extra Pass: Can the Suns regain their mojo?

Published December 15, 2022, 3:15 PMJC Ansis

The Suns have a chance to snap their five-game losing streak tomorrow against the Clippers.

Heading into this season, the Phoenix Suns were one of the teams expected to top the West standings because of their core and experience. Things were bright for a minute at the start of the season but then things started to become ugly.

Phoenix is on a five-game losing streak, only winning four of its last 10 games. In their recent loss to the Houston Rockets, the Suns trailed by as many as 23 points, shot a season-low 32 percent from the field, and went 13-of-51 from downtown.

This season has been challenging for Phoenix so far, missing key pieces for several games. CP3 has missed a chunk and so have Devin Booker and Deandre Ayton. Cam Johnson has yet to play and now, Cam Payne was also added to the list with a foot injury.

Fortunately for the Suns, Booker is hopeful he will suit up against the Clippers. The bad news for Phoenix, though, is that Kawhi Leonard is back for the Clippers.

Leonard also missed a bunch of games but has returned and is slowly getting his groove back. He tallied 25-9-6 in the win over the Celtics before putting up 19 points and eight boards in against the Timberwolves.

Leonard's co-star, Paul George, remains the steady force for the Clippers with averages of 23.8 points, 6.0 boards, and 4.6 assists per contest.

LA is heading into this matchup coming off a win over the Timberwolves, which was their third straight dub.

Can the Clippers make it four in a row or will the Suns end their five-game slide? Catch the action tomorrow at 11:00 AM on NBA TV Philippines, available via Smart LiveStream and Cignal TV.