The 2-seed Phoenix Suns take a 1-0 lead into Game 2 of the Western Conference Semifinals against the Denver Nuggets Wednesday. Tip-off is scheduled for 9:30 p.m. ET at Phoenix Suns Arena. Below, we analyze the Nuggets-Suns odds and lines, with NBA picks and predictions.
The Nuggets are in an early hole in a series again after falling 122-105 in Game 1. They fell behind 2-0 to the Portland Trail Blazers in the first round before coming back and winning the series in seven games. League MVP Nikola Jokic had 22 points and 9 rebounds in the Game 1 loss.
The Suns turned it on in the second half of Monday’s win. PG Chris Paul finished 21 points and 11 assists, and three other players scored at least 20 points. C Deandre Ayton played Jokic well with 20 points and 10 boards.