Ayton awaits Game 6.
DeAndre Ayton of the Phoenix Suns had an interview with ‘AZCentral’ on the 11th (Korean time). Ayton talked about the second round of the Western Conference against the Denver Nuggets.
In the last game 5, Phoenix suffered a 16-point loss to Denver and drove the series to 2-3. If you add 1 loss, you will be eliminated. In this game, even the starting big man Ayton was injured.
Ayton suffered a rib injury while blocking Denver’s Bruce Brown offense at the end of the first quarter. Immediately following his injury, he knelt down and complained of pain.
“After the injury, I thought something was wrong with my bones. I was out of breath. It just hurt a little bit. I needed a minute or two to recover. But it was the playoffs, so I had to get up. I needed to get up and do something,” Ayton said. said.
Despite the injury, Ayton is back on the court. But he couldn’t stop the team’s complete defeat. Ayton failed to control his matchup opponent, Nicola Jokic, former MVP of the back-to-back season, and allowed a triple-double and bowed his head.토토사이트
Ayton explained, “I lost my own battle. Physically, we seemed to be weaker than our opponents.”
He said that the enthusiastic support of the home fans would have been a great boost to Denver.
“The opponent played at home, which gives Denver a lot of adrenaline,” Ayton said.
But Ayton didn’t give up. In addition, Game 6 will be held at Phoenix’s home.
“I’m not going to feel any pain from the injury,” Ayton said. “And the adrenaline will help me a lot. We’re really confident. The fans will help us play right at home.”
Game 6 between the two teams will be held on the 12th. It remains to be seen if Ayton can overcome the injury and lead him to the 7th game by blocking Yokichi, who is showing an overwhelming performance with an average of 35.0 points, 13.8 rebounds and 10.0 assists in the series.