On Tuesday night, the Phoenix Suns play the Golden State Warriors in a battle of the two best and hottest teams in the league this young season. The Suns are 17-3 and riding a 16-game winning streak — longest streak of any team in the last two years — while the Warriors are 18-2 on a 6-game streak of their own. The Warriors have the league’s best winning percentage, best defense, 2nd best offense, best points margin, and best advanced shooting stats.
This team isn’t winning behind the dominance of one player, carrying their team to victory night in and night out. Their brand of team-first basketball has been a revelation to watch, and the analytic guys are running to try to find out why this is happening. Yes, in the era of the three-pointer, the Suns are getting it done and winning despite only attempting 31.5 3PA nightly, which is 28th in the league.
If Arizona's NFL and NBA teams make history, one bettor is going to cash in big.