Phoenix Suns move past Denver Nuggets to lead 2-0 in series

The Phoenix Suns crushed the Denver Nuggets 123-98 to take a 2-0 lead in the Western Conference semifinals.

The big guns of the Suns spent a night in Phoenix, with Chris Paul scoring 17 points and 15 assists, and Devin Booker finishing with 18 points and 10 rebounds.

Deandre Ayton contributed 16 points with 10 rebounds while Mikal Bridges added 16 points in a strong home team performance.

Nikola Jokic had 24 points and 13 rebounds for the Nuggets, a day after receiving the NBA MVP award.

Alas for Denver, he suffered from a lack of support, with Paul Millsap and Michael Porter Jr being their next top scorers with just 11 apiece.

Phoenix led by 10 points at halftime and secured the win with a 34-25 third quarter.

Game 3 takes place in Denver on Friday night.

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