Timberwolves’ Patrick Beverley and Anthony Edwards call out Suns after terrible Game 7 loss to Mavericks

Timberwolves’ Patrick Beverley and Anthony Edwards call out Suns after terrible Game 7 loss to Mavericks

The Phoenix Suns were looking to return to the NBA Finals for the second straight postseason, but that dream came crashing down in Sunday’s Game 7 loss to the Dallas Mavericks. The Suns were completely outclassed by the Mavericks by a whopping Defeat 123-90 in a game in which Phoenix scored just a stunning 27 points in the first half.

After that terrible performance, the Suns faced a lot of criticism, but perhaps the harshest came from Minnesota Timberwolves goaltender Patrick Beverley.

During an appearance on ESPN’s “Get Up,” Beverley called out the Suns for benching Deandre Ayton. He thinks the team should have placed All-Star point guard Chris Paul instead.

“First of all, I’m going to win a lot for this, but I don’t care. They benched the wrong person. I should have benched [Chris Paul]”, Beverly said. “And I’m not saying he’s on the bench now. Once you see they started attacking Chris early on and you know it could become a problem later on, you have to kind of see how the team works without Chris in the game. I was benched But we won so you don’t even remember.

“So as a coach you have to understand, they’re attacking my main guy, I can’t get buckets out of him, I have to make an adjustment, whatever it is. And it’s not a foul against Monty [Williams], he is a great coach, coach of the year. But [Ty Lue], if T-Lue is there, he makes that decision. It’s a tough decision, but he makes it.”

Beverley’s comments received a lot of attention, including from Blazers star Damian Lillard, who called it “strange behavior”.

Beverley wasn’t the only Timberwolves member to call the Suns. Star guard Anthony Edwards also went viral for a video he posted (and later deleted) in an Instagram story in which he called the Suns a “disgrace”.

“I remember we were playing Phoenix. They were talking so much shit, telling us we better make the playoffs, we’re not going to make the playoffs. We got out of the playoffs, but y’all, c It’s a shame, bruh,” Edwards said in the video.

In the Game 7 loss, Paul scored just 10 points on 4-of-8 shooting to go along with four assists in 31 minutes. The veteran guard didn’t score his first points of the game until the third quarter. By then, the game was already out of control.

From Andscape’s Marc J. SpearsPaul was dealing with an undisclosed quad injury, but the Suns never listed Paul on the injury report. Meanwhile, Ayton also struggled with just five points and four rebounds in a series-low 17 minutes. After the match, coach Monty Williams said the reasoning for Ayton’s bench was “internal”.

Ayton did not speak to the media after the game. It’s a pretty alarming scenario for Ayton, who will be a restricted free agent this summer.

It wasn’t the playoff exit many envisioned for a Suns team set to challenge for an NBA title this season. Instead, Phoenix was shockingly bowed out, and the franchise’s future is very murky, to say the least.

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