Several Arizona Cardinals players took to social media to react to the amazing playoff win by the Phoenix Suns over the Los Angeles Clippers on Tuesday night.
It’s been almost six years since the Arizona Cardinals won a playoff game. So, for now, a good amount of Cardinals fans have been getting their playoff fix from this season’s Phoenix Suns team and the impressive performance they’ve had during this year’s NBA postseason.
On Tuesday night, the Suns pulled off an improbable last-second victory over the Los Angeles Clippers to take a 2-0 lead in the Western Conference Finals.
Trailing by a point with 0.9 seconds to go, Phoenix’s Jae Crowder threw a perfect inbound pass to teammate Deandre Ayton who caught the ball just above the rim and slammed it through the hoop to give the Suns a miracle win.
Arizona Cardinals players go crazy over Phoenix Suns spectacular win over Los Angeles Clippers
For those who root for both the Cardinals and the Suns, similar feelings were had when Arizona’s professional football team took on the Buffalo Bills in Week 10 last season.
If anyone has already forgotten, the Cardinals trailed the Bills by four points with 11 seconds left to go in the matchup. With the ball on the Buffalo 43-yard line, all Arizona quarterback Kyler Murray could do was heave the ball into the end zone and hope for the best.
Luckily for Murray and the rest of his Arizona teammates, Cardinals wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins was able to outleap three Bills defenders to come down with the football in the end zone and give Arizona a miraculous win.
There were Cardinals fans in the stands that day, but it wasn’t a packed house due to COVID-19 restrictions. Just imagine how loud it would have been if the whole stadium was full of Arizona fans when Hopkins caught that game-winning touchdown.
It probably would’ve sounded a lot like it did on Tuesday night inside the Suns’ home arena, which was just a deafening roar of excitement.
Fans inside the arena weren’t the only ones going crazy after Phoenix left the court with an insane victory over the Clippers on Tuesday. Several Cardinals players took to Twitter to express their excitement about what their state’s NBA franchise was able to accomplish.
The Suns still need two more wins over Los Angeles to advance to their first NBA Finals since the 1992-93 season.
But with the way Phoenix has been playing during this year’s playoffs, it would be very surprising not see them as one of the final two teams competing for this season’s NBA championship.
With how much fun the team is having and how much fans are enjoying the success of the Suns, perhaps it will inspire the Cardinals during the upcoming 2021 season and result in them earning their first trip to the playoffs since 2015.