PHOENIX — The Phoenix Suns lackluster performance in Game 7 of the Western Conference semifinals against the Dallas Mavericks may be due to, at least in part, a COVID-19 outbreak within the organization.
According to a report by The Athletic, at least one player and at least five other coaches and staff members tested positive for COVID-19 either late in the semifinals or on the day of Game 7.
The Suns were blown out by the Mavericks 123-90 and eliminated from the playoffs in Game 7, with Devin Booker and Chris Paul combining for just 21 points. Deandre Ayton also had a rough game, with just 5 points and 4 rebounds, and was benched early by coach Monty Williams.
The Athletic, nor the team has released any names of those that tested positive.