Looking at these 2 videos from Devin Booker and Chris Paul, you can understand a lot about the success of the Phoenix Suns this season, and how they won in a close game against the Utah Jazz last night.
So let me show you just how unguardable these 2 can be. What up everybody my name is Stefan and this is Heat Check. Let’s get into it.
The strategy was putting Gobert in the pick and roll. Right here good screen by Ayton, Rudy doesn’t come out to contest, Booker raises up and knocks it down.
And look at this setup for Chris Paul. The high screen, he accelerates, and Rudy has to drop to protect the basket. Paul stops on a dime, fires and scores.
Having players who are 52.5 and 48.9% respectively from midrange is elite, so I guess that’s kind of like pick your poison type of situation. Either the big man is gonna commit to the switch and leave them room to blow by for the layup, or do it haphazardly like this where he’ll just show and wait for the main defender to recover, hoping that they’ll be on time, or that these 2 sharpshooters from the Suns are not gonna hit a lot their shots.
Which last night wasn’t the case, as Booker exploded for 35 points, while Chris Paul was also great with 29 and 9 on 50% shooting. Classic point god.
Look at this, after the screen, in this situation there is space for him so he fires up and swishes it. But when Gobert commits to him and fully switches, look at the laser pass in traffic to find the cutting Ayton. Amazing.
And this was the story throughout the entire night. The entire season actually as Phoenix is firmly in the number 2 spot in the entire league right behind the Jazz.
When you have CP3 on your team everything seems to click and players seem to get better.
Devin Booker is one of the biggest beneficiaries of this mentorship and Chris was quick to give him credit after the game.
One of the things that won’t show up in the boxscore for Devin is a play like this one.
Doesn’t have to score to impact the game. Right here recognizes the opportunity, sets a back screen for Cam Johnson who is wide open and knocks down the three, a clutch basket late in the game to give the Suns a 5 point lead which they’ll ultimately be able to keep it to win this game.
I promise that later on I will make a more detailed video about how both Book and this entire team as a whole have been able to completely turn things around from a losing franchise to a number 2 seed in 1 season, of course all of that because the point god himself. Chris Paul.
As for the Jazz, while these 2 losses in a row don’t look the best, especially being from 2 potential playoff rivals in Phoenix and Dallas, I would like to say 1 thing.
I love the fact that they have stayed competitive in both games despite shooting way below their average on threes, which has been their identity so far this season as the team with the most makes from downtown.
They still got the shots they get so in my opinion it’s just a matter of getting back on track and continue to make them. After all, they were on a 9 game winning streak just before these 2 games, and they’re still the best team in the entire league, so I wouldn’t be too concerned at this moment if I’m Quin Snyder.
But yeah, for all of you young hoopers- master the midrange and the pick and roll as you can see it can be an unstoppable weapon in your arsenal. That’s it for now, subscribe and talk to you in the next one. Peace out.


  • Paolina Yankova
    Paolina YankovaΠριν 13 ημέρες

    where is heatcheck from?

  • M P
    M PΠριν 27 ημέρες

    cp3 definition of team player with a clutch

  • dysonj3
    dysonj3Πριν 28 ημέρες

    Monty Williams, James Jones and DBook were the foundation for this squad. Chemistry was really beginning to click by the end of last season during the bubble. I give cp3 credit for this yrs success. He’s the missing piece this team needs. But back to it again, you also have to give credit to the team’s foundation: Monty Williams, James Jones and last year’s chemistry in the PHX Suns roster lead by DBook. I think its a combo of CP3’s skill set and timing that make this year’s roster a top team in the West.

  • Vincent Simbol
    Vincent SimbolΠριν 28 ημέρες

    Kinda crazy how long Paul's been in the playoffs for over a decade now, he's getting up there on that JJ Redick playoff streak stat

  • Its too late to apologize
    Its too late to apologizeΠριν μήνα

    you cant really guard devin booker. He will complain that youre double teaming him.

  • Renjolo Bagunu
    Renjolo BagunuΠριν μήνα

    Chris paul made alot of players improve

  • heylo lp
    heylo lpΠριν μήνα

    Rudy Gobert Defensive Player of the Year 2018 and 2019 everybody

  • Air Cortez
    Air CortezΠριν μήνα

    I love mid range game which is why I love watching CP3's game.

  • Лакедемонско чедо
    Лакедемонско чедоΠριν μήνα

    I love some CP3 , my fav. player back in Clippers uniform, but I know he cannot perform against someone like Rondo .

  • Papi Totoy Tv
    Papi Totoy TvΠριν μήνα

    Top 2 team that are underrated and out of the radar in narratives of media, and might give upsets to my lakers team and other oberhyped teams in the playoffs, nice analysis stephen

  • Kulangot Sa Pader
    Kulangot Sa PaderΠριν μήνα

    Imagine DA doesn't have butterhands DA needs to be consistent for suns to compete

  • larry koch
    larry kochΠριν μήνα

    How idiotic that's bad defense not unguardable offense guys getting hooked on pics half of the shots there's not a defender anywhere near them. Gobert doesn't do anything wrong his job is to protect the rim but the other four playing with them played lazy defense and got beat. I love Chris Paul in Booker's a good score but far from unguardable. Just a lot of bad defense in your video. And by the way your the Celtics are in trouble video was perfectly timed a day or two after you released it they told up Denver at home going on a 34 to 3 run in the 4th. What happened to Toronto's biggest steel in the draft Flynn? How's he doing? I posted Pritchard was the better steel. I don't mean to sound rude but your videos are becoming more and more like clickbait and I don't know why they keep sending them to me. I want a real analyst who understands the logistics of basketball. I'm a coach and half of what you say is retarded.

  • Neil Oscar Salac
    Neil Oscar SalacΠριν μήνα

    what they need to do is to start playing zone defence, this way any chance of rudy being put in a pick n roll situation is eliminated

  • D K
    D KΠριν μήνα

    Analytics: Mid range shots are ineffective and they belong in the past. 3-pointers and layups are what wins the game. Phoenix Suns: Hold our energy drinks.

  • Blender Wiki
    Blender WikiΠριν μήνα

    Very nice analysis, really like how the Sun's play but they win against the Jazz because Utah play very poorly on this game.

  • Hans Descollines
    Hans DescollinesΠριν μήνα

    Don't be surprised if the Utah Jazz and the Brooklyn Nets coaching Staff scopes out your videos. You should be getting job offers from the league. Phoenix Suns is definitely the underdogs to win.

  • adam elazar zohn lor
    adam elazar zohn lorΠριν μήνα

    Do a video about your mini hoop percentage 😂

  • ayan Ibrayev
    ayan IbrayevΠριν μήνα

    And people say wall and Westbrook are better then cp3

  • Tony Dondada
    Tony DondadaΠριν μήνα

    every time he goes to a team they become a contender and people still want to talk about Lebron and KD etc and not speak this mans name. EVERYTEAM

  • Lakshya Rana
    Lakshya RanaΠριν μήνα

    C'mon man make longer videos..7-8 11-12 minutes longer..dude #daddyuumm

  • 77
    77Πριν μήνα

    It's like you guys haven't seen Luka Doncic play. CP3 is SHIT compared to Luka.

  • Ωmega LUL
    Ωmega LULΠριν μήνα

    bum ass cp3 rondo is better

  • Joze Vogrinec
    Joze VogrinecΠριν μήνα

    This man Deserves A Ring

  • PhiLaMaR R
    PhiLaMaR RΠριν μήνα

    The Pick and Roll Brothers! CP3 pointgod DB Scoring machine

  • Abraham
    AbrahamΠριν μήνα

    1:11 you wrote 9 REB

  • Abraham


    Πριν μήνα


    BET ONGΠριν μήνα

    I'm a simple man. You shoot the ball at the end I hit like.

  • Ibrahim Khan
    Ibrahim KhanΠριν μήνα

    Stefan made some really good points in this video so he is a point god

  • Daniel S
    Daniel SΠριν μήνα

    Maybe it's about time to put Paul in the MVP conversation.

  • Primus12
    Primus12Πριν μήνα

    CP3 drinks “Chris’s secret stuff” 🧐😂

  • Tamtam Micabalo
    Tamtam MicabaloΠριν μήνα

    Made teams contenders. Okc and now suns

  • jxoxxsxxxexxxxl
    jxoxxsxxxexxxxlΠριν μήνα

    CP3 is still be traded next season, it is sad.

  • Ibnziyad Tariq
    Ibnziyad TariqΠριν μήνα

    I don't remember who said it, but for elite players, the amount of midrange taken didn't go down at all, it's the amount taken by non elite midrange players than went down drastically, so the midrange is still a dangerous weapon, the difference is that today only those who are actually good at it take it.

  • y.serman
    y.sermanΠριν μήνα

    Dont forget jae

  • Mark L.earns
    Mark L.earnsΠριν μήνα

    CP3 stands for Chris Point-god the 3rd.

  • Mattie S
    Mattie SΠριν μήνα

    Most overrated player in NBA history!!!

  • Janvee Bernal
    Janvee BernalΠριν μήνα

    CP3 be like MVP Steve Nash improving the Sun's game in a single season

  • Robert Thomas
    Robert ThomasΠριν μήνα

    I remember a playoff series when cp3 had a nagging knee injury with a hobbled bad back david west going up against the juggernaut Spurs. They didn’t beat the spurs that playoff season but it is nice to see cp3 on a title contending team AND being healthy. He deserves it

  • Edrey Reyes
    Edrey ReyesΠριν μήνα

    Heat Check Philippines Fans club ✋

  • Chris Munoz - Mr. I Do Everything!
    Chris Munoz - Mr. I Do Everything!Πριν μήνα

    I've won 2 nights in a row betting on the suns. Yesterday I bet on the suns +2.5 and they won straight up. Tonight I bet on the Clippers -5 and I won again. Thanks phoenix suns!

  • Boss G
    Boss GΠριν μήνα

    CP3 = MVP

  • tripzero
    tripzeroΠριν μήνα

    Jazz's defense is designed to give up the midrange so teams with good midrange shooters (any team with cp3) light up the Jazz. Of course, if the jazz didn't shoot garbage from deep it'd be a different story.

  • PC Berbulu
    PC BerbuluΠριν μήνα

    lets hope this continue in the playoff with no injuries

  • Robert Lagarto
    Robert LagartoΠριν μήνα

    ur #1 fan from manila

  • werejo jojo
    werejo jojoΠριν μήνα

    "Me, Booker and Chris Paul. That's the only 3." *DeMar DeRozen has entered the chat*

  • Anthony Anci
    Anthony AnciΠριν μήνα

    Don’t forget Steph Curry on midrange is a killer too

  • Albert Logan
    Albert LoganΠριν μήνα

    I love this guy. Idk why, I just do.

  • Kevin Quibranza
    Kevin QuibranzaΠριν μήνα

    Next video for the Filipinos : the real Point God - Manny Pacquiao playing basketball

  • anthel canilao
    anthel canilaoΠριν μήνα

    coahes watching great play reviews on youtube to help them.

  • thienchi nguyen
    thienchi nguyenΠριν μήνα

    Lou Will would be very affective in this offense

  • xander cage
    xander cageΠριν μήνα


  • Angel Armenta
    Angel ArmentaΠριν μήνα

    So happy the suns are back !! ☀️🏀

  • Erwin Rommel Gaminde
    Erwin Rommel GamindeΠριν μήνα

    This is why Gobert isn't considered the best defender in the NBA, even when he won DPOY. He is a liability in PnR action because of his limited mobility. With PnR being the most used action in the league, Gobert is pretty much a target every night.

  • Great Liriko
    Great LirikoΠριν μήνα

    Please do also detailed videos about in defense 🥺 PLEAASSSSSEEEEE!

  • Joemari Castro
    Joemari CastroΠριν μήνα

    I dont really know why gobert is rank 1 right now at dpoy. Seeing him not contesting some shots and letting it fly without even attempting to jump to block.

  • N L
    N LΠριν μήνα

    The Big 3 of Midrange: CP3, Booker and Heat Check

  • Elias Pepito
    Elias PepitoΠριν μήνα

    I hope cp3 gets a ring before he retires. Man has been turning anywhere he goes contenders.

  • Elias Pepito
    Elias PepitoΠριν μήνα

    You need midrange killers in close games. That has always been a fact.

  • wulfwood04
    wulfwood04Πριν μήνα

    I think everyone outside shooting 3s is dumb. They forgot about the inside game. Its crazy shooting 40+ 3s and missing most of them

  • Isagani Genesis G. Baggay
    Isagani Genesis G. BaggayΠριν μήνα

    the interviewer sounds like a filipino hehe

  • AMG
    AMGΠριν μήνα

    Very nice content. I love this kind of contents you started 😎😎😎

  • Paul Critz
    Paul CritzΠριν μήνα

    Everybody's talking Lakers and Clippers in the West, completely discounting these terrific teams.

  • Jayjay Okoro
    Jayjay OkoroΠριν μήνα

    Lol you remember the Deron Williams vs CP3 debates?

  • Save it cause Erm idek tbh
    Save it cause Erm idek tbhΠριν μήνα


  • Benny Bundi
    Benny BundiΠριν μήνα

    Definitley mention Mikal Bridges and him shutting lillard donic and other star players this season. Nice VId!

  • Capricorn
    CapricornΠριν μήνα

    DBook & CP3 are fun to watch. They are one of the best backcourt duo in NBA right now. 🐐🐐🔥🔥🔥

  • gerdan bombales
    gerdan bombalesΠριν μήνα

    Suns really dangerous in a close game Booker and CP3 just proven clutch players

  • Lil Pacci
    Lil PacciΠριν μήνα

    I love your videos heat check. You’re a real stand up guy.

  • Team Dach
    Team DachΠριν μήνα

    You, Chris Paul and Devin Booker 😅😅🤣💯.

  • Creem 50Hundred
    Creem 50HundredΠριν μήνα

    A Heat Check video about the Suns. I love you even more now

  • Swept down
    Swept downΠριν μήνα

    This is what I do in 2k19 with lillard and McCollum

  • Kishan Bhatnagar
    Kishan BhatnagarΠριν μήνα

    The fact that Booker got 35 w/o hitting a single 3 really says something

  • Epupify


    Πριν μήνα

    @77 To be fair, except for Curry and Harden, every other of the real top players in the league right now are proficient midrange shooters...mid range shooting has always been a trademark of what a great player is (ok some historically great centers being the other exceptions).

  • Ron Paulo Ramos

    Ron Paulo Ramos

    Πριν μήνα

    @Dont Subscribe not efficient bruh

  • 77


    Πριν μήνα

    Yeah it says it's SOMETHING for this era, and for Michael Jordan, Karl Malone, etc......a Tuesday.

  • Dont Subscribe

    Dont Subscribe

    Πριν μήνα

    Yea but 31 attempts

  • The Fun -_-guy
    The Fun -_-guyΠριν μήνα

    CP3 almost dropping a Double-Double!👀

  • euphoria
    euphoriaΠριν μήνα

    CP3 is the greatest PG of all time, Curry is the better shooter but as a PG there is no one better than Paul

  • staesti
    staestiΠριν μήνα

    love the short and sweet videos

  • Christopher Dolor
    Christopher DolorΠριν μήνα

    Chris Paul is one of thr GOATS. He makes his team a contender like OKC last season

  • B M
    B MΠριν μήνα

    Cp0 is so overrated

  • Virtual ABC
    Virtual ABCΠριν μήνα

    Make a Miami heat video pls

  • Virtual ABC
    Virtual ABCΠριν μήνα

    Suns heat finals

  • dimitri clarke
    dimitri clarkeΠριν μήνα

    Rudy is overrated.........

  • Adiel Marinho
    Adiel MarinhoΠριν μήνα

    This man deserves a ring

  • Alpay Naçar
    Alpay NaçarΠριν μήνα

    Me, Devin Booker and Chris Paul, thats the only 3 we need. its funny. cp3 and booker won't even get close to you..

  • Christophe Ribeiro
    Christophe RibeiroΠριν μήνα

    I hope he gets his mvp trophy. He totally deserves it.

  • Linkon Edgell
    Linkon EdgellΠριν μήνα

    This team needs one more piece to be a contender.

  • Nasir Jones
    Nasir JonesΠριν μήνα

    Chris Paul should at least be in the conversation for mvp

  • Aditya Pitra
    Aditya PitraΠριν μήνα

    Cp3 for MVP

  • David Roh
    David RohΠριν μήνα

    I really want CP3 to win a ring before he retires

  • Megamind 280
    Megamind 280Πριν μήνα

    Who else gets excited when Stefan uploads?

  • FerienNice
    FerienNiceΠριν μήνα

    Suns will loose in round 1, mark my words

  • Gabriel Brito
    Gabriel BritoΠριν μήνα

    If he wasn't injuried he would have a ring at Houston, they were crushing GSW

  • Avadhut Jadhav
    Avadhut JadhavΠριν μήνα

    Great video. It's good to see more analytical videos.

  • Luis M. Hernández Bailón
    Luis M. Hernández BailónΠριν μήνα

    I would like to sit there and watch basketball with you :)

  • MegaMclovin007
    MegaMclovin007Πριν μήνα

    Gobert's biggest weakness is guarding the mid range shot, cause he can't use his length as much as he wants since he has to be mindful about penetration. Luckily for him the league as a whole has fazed out the middy... besides the Suns, with 2 of the best mid range shooters in the league. Jazz probably want to avoid the Suns in the playoffs

  • Милан Милорадовић
    Милан МилорадовићΠριν μήνα

    Are we going to see a video on Pokusevski soon or what?! :)

  • Imran Ahmed
    Imran AhmedΠριν μήνα

    there like the 2018 rockets

  • Arizona Hobbies & Rec
    Arizona Hobbies & RecΠριν μήνα

    "Jazz are still the best team in the league" uhhh gonna have to check you there. Suns are 2-0 against jazz.

  • zaiwen3
    zaiwen3Πριν μήνα

    Others got the triangle… here’s a potential triple heat check

  • jahangir rashid
    jahangir rashidΠριν μήνα

    Salam, guys, please stop calling cp3 a point "god". There is only 1 God (Allah). Excluding that, great video Stephen. 👍

  • André Alves
    André AlvesΠριν μήνα

    Let's all pray that CP3's knees and ankles hold on for the rest of the season

  • BigFish LilBoat59

    BigFish LilBoat59

    Πριν μήνα

    Bro if know anything about the Suns you’d know their medical staff is🥇

  • Koray Bozkurt

    Koray Bozkurt

    Πριν μήνα

    For real, cuz real CP3 fans know his body gives up late or post season

  • Antonello Rizzi
    Antonello RizziΠριν μήνα

    White kyrie with cp3 and dbook... Amazing

  • Nikhil Iyer
    Nikhil IyerΠριν μήνα

    Now you are 100% from mid range and a new stat for me to track but hey as long as you make it I'll take it