Archie Goodwin Refuses To Run The Coach’s Final Play, Hits Game-Winner vs Hawks
With half of the Phoenix Suns on the injured list, the Suns were bound to get big games out of Tyson Chandler, Devin Booker, Alex Len and Archie Goodwin. Chandler had a career-high 27 rebounds, Booker was in double figures and Len had a nice double double with 16 points and 12 rebounds. He was so nice that the coach drew up the final play of the game with the score tied up at 95. Goodwin had other plans.
“The play was originally drawn up for Alex (Len) to come off and shoot the 3, but I wasn’t going to let him do it. I was going to shoot it all the time,” said Goodwin, who finished with 24 points and made the game-winning 3. “I was looking at the play like, `Yeah right, I am shooting this.”
This was Goodwin’s 2nd consecutive 20+ point game and the 2nd win for the Suns in their last 17 games.