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.


  1. Paolina Yankova

    Paolina YankovaПре 11 дана

    where is heatcheck from?

  2. M P

    M PПре 25 дана

    cp3 definition of team player with a clutch

  3. dysonj3

    dysonj3Пре 26 дана

    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.

  4. Vincent Simbol

    Vincent SimbolПре 26 дана

    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

  5. Its too late to apologize

    Its too late to apologizeПре 28 дана

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

  6. Renjolo Bagunu

    Renjolo BagunuПре месец

    Chris paul made alot of players improve

  7. heylo lp

    heylo lpПре месец

    Rudy Gobert Defensive Player of the Year 2018 and 2019 everybody

  8. Air Cortez

    Air CortezПре месец

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

  9. Лакедемонско чедо

    Лакедемонско чедоПре месец

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

  10. Papi Totoy Tv

    Papi Totoy TvПре месец

    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

  11. Kulangot Sa Pader

    Kulangot Sa PaderПре месец

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

  12. larry koch

    larry kochПре месец

    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.

  13. Neil Oscar Salac

    Neil Oscar SalacПре месец

    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

  14. D K

    D KПре месец

    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.

  15. Blender Wiki

    Blender WikiПре месец

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

  16. Hans Descollines

    Hans DescollinesПре месец

    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.

  17. adam elazar zohn lor

    adam elazar zohn lorПре месец

    Do a video about your mini hoop percentage 😂

  18. ayan Ibrayev

    ayan IbrayevПре месец

    And people say wall and Westbrook are better then cp3

  19. Sam M

    Sam MПре месец

    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

  20. Lakshya Rana

    Lakshya RanaПре месец

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

  21. 77

    77Пре месец

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

  22. Ωmega LUL

    Ωmega LULПре месец

    bum ass cp3 rondo is better

  23. Joze Vogrinec

    Joze VogrinecПре месец

    This man Deserves A Ring

  24. PhiLaMaR R

    PhiLaMaR RПре месец

    The Pick and Roll Brothers! CP3 pointgod DB Scoring machine

  25. Abraham

    AbrahamПре месец

    1:11 you wrote 9 REB

  26. Abraham

    AbrahamПре месец


  27. BET ONG

    BET ONGПре месец

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

  28. Ibrahim Khan

    Ibrahim KhanПре месец

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

  29. Daniel S

    Daniel SПре месец

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

  30. Primus12

    Primus12Пре месец

    CP3 drinks “Chris’s secret stuff” 🧐😂

  31. Tamtam Micabalo

    Tamtam MicabaloПре месец

    Made teams contenders. Okc and now suns

  32. jxoxxsxxxexxxxl

    jxoxxsxxxexxxxlПре месец

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

  33. Ibnziyad Tariq

    Ibnziyad TariqПре месец

    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.

  34. y.serman

    y.sermanПре месец

    Dont forget jae

  35. Mark L.earns

    Mark L.earnsПре месец

    CP3 stands for Chris Point-god the 3rd.

  36. Mattie S

    Mattie SПре месец

    Most overrated player in NBA history!!!

  37. Janvee Bernal

    Janvee BernalПре месец

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

  38. Robert Thomas

    Robert ThomasПре месец

    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

  39. Edrey Reyes

    Edrey ReyesПре месец

    Heat Check Philippines Fans club ✋

  40. Chris Munoz - Mr. I Do Everything!

    Chris Munoz - Mr. I Do Everything!Пре месец

    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!

  41. Boss G

    Boss GПре месец

    CP3 = MVP

  42. tripzero

    tripzeroПре месец

    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.

  43. PC Berbulu

    PC BerbuluПре месец

    lets hope this continue in the playoff with no injuries

  44. Robert Lagarto

    Robert LagartoПре месец

    ur #1 fan from manila

  45. Kunal Thakkar

    Kunal ThakkarПре месец

    nothing would fall for the jazz that night. the suns are pretenders with ayton at centre

  46. werejo jojo

    werejo jojoПре месец

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

  47. Anthony Anci

    Anthony AnciПре месец

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

  48. Albert Logan

    Albert LoganПре месец

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

  49. Kevin Quibranza

    Kevin QuibranzaПре месец

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

  50. anthel canilao

    anthel canilaoПре месец

    coahes watching great play reviews on youtube to help them.

  51. thienchi nguyen

    thienchi nguyenПре месец

    Lou Will would be very affective in this offense

  52. xander cage

    xander cageПре месец


  53. Angel Armenta

    Angel ArmentaПре месец

    So happy the suns are back !! ☀️🏀

  54. Erwin Rommel Gaminde

    Erwin Rommel GamindeПре месец

    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.

  55. Great Liriko

    Great LirikoПре месец

    Please do also detailed videos about in defense 🥺 PLEAASSSSSEEEEE!

  56. Joemari Castro

    Joemari CastroПре месец

    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.

  57. N L

    N LПре месец

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

  58. Elias Pepito

    Elias PepitoПре месец

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

  59. Elias Pepito

    Elias PepitoПре месец

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

  60. wulfwood04

    wulfwood04Пре месец

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

  61. Isagani Genesis G. Baggay

    Isagani Genesis G. BaggayПре месец

    the interviewer sounds like a filipino hehe

  62. AMG

    AMGПре месец

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

  63. Paul Critz

    Paul CritzПре месец

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

  64. Jayjay Okoro

    Jayjay OkoroПре месец

    Lol you remember the Deron Williams vs CP3 debates?

  65. Save it cause Erm idek tbh

    Save it cause Erm idek tbhПре месец


  66. Benny Bundi

    Benny BundiПре месец

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

  67. Capricorn

    CapricornПре месец

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

  68. gerdan bombales

    gerdan bombalesПре месец

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

  69. Lil Pacci

    Lil PacciПре месец

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

  70. Team Dach

    Team DachПре месец

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

  71. Creem 50Hundred

    Creem 50HundredПре месец

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

  72. Swept down

    Swept downПре месец

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

  73. Kishan Bhatnagar

    Kishan BhatnagarПре месец

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

  74. Epupify

    EpupifyПре месец

    @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).

  75. Ron Paulo Ramos

    Ron Paulo RamosПре месец

    @Dont Subscribe not efficient bruh

  76. 77

    77Пре месец

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

  77. Dont Subscribe

    Dont SubscribeПре месец

    Yea but 31 attempts

  78. The Fun -_-guy

    The Fun -_-guyПре месец

    CP3 almost dropping a Double-Double!👀

  79. euphoria

    euphoriaПре месец

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

  80. staesti

    staestiПре месец

    love the short and sweet videos

  81. Christopher Dolor

    Christopher DolorПре месец

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

  82. B M

    B MПре месец

    Cp0 is so overrated

  83. Virtual ABC

    Virtual ABCПре месец

    Make a Miami heat video pls

  84. Virtual ABC

    Virtual ABCПре месец

    Suns heat finals

  85. dimitri clarke

    dimitri clarkeПре месец

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

  86. Adiel Marinho

    Adiel MarinhoПре месец

    This man deserves a ring

  87. Alpay Naçar

    Alpay NaçarПре месец

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

  88. Christophe Ribeiro

    Christophe RibeiroПре месец

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

  89. Linkon Edgell

    Linkon EdgellПре месец

    This team needs one more piece to be a contender.

  90. Nasir Jones

    Nasir JonesПре месец

    Chris Paul should at least be in the conversation for mvp

  91. Aditya Pitra

    Aditya PitraПре месец

    Cp3 for MVP

  92. David Roh

    David RohПре месец

    I really want CP3 to win a ring before he retires

  93. Megamind 280

    Megamind 280Пре месец

    Who else gets excited when Stefan uploads?

  94. FerienNice

    FerienNiceПре месец

    Suns will loose in round 1, mark my words

  95. Gabriel Brito

    Gabriel BritoПре месец

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

  96. Avadhut Jadhav

    Avadhut JadhavПре месец

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

  97. Luis M. Hernández Bailón

    Luis M. Hernández BailónПре месец

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

  98. MegaMclovin007

    MegaMclovin007Пре месец

    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

  99. Милан Милорадовић

    Милан МилорадовићПре месец

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

  100. Imran Ahmed

    Imran AhmedПре месец

    there like the 2018 rockets

  101. Arizona Hobbies & Rec

    Arizona Hobbies & RecПре месец

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

  102. zaiwen3

    zaiwen3Пре месец

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

  103. jahangir rashid

    jahangir rashidПре месец

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

  104. André Alves

    André AlvesПре месец

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

  105. BigFish LilBoat59

    BigFish LilBoat59Пре месец

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

  106. Koray Bozkurt

    Koray BozkurtПре месец

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

  107. Antonello Rizzi

    Antonello RizziПре месец

    White kyrie with cp3 and dbook... Amazing