NBA: Suns come away with 40th win on season
The Phoenix Suns (40-29) have surpassed all expectations and then some this season after reaching the 40-win plateau last night, defeating the Detroit Pistons (25-43) 98-92.
It was a close game throughout before Eric Bledsoe turned it on in the 4th. Bledsoe scored 15 points in the final frame to push his team to victory. He would finish with 23 points, 5 boards, and 5 assists. Goran Dragic scored 15 points in the first half, finishing with 20 points and 5 assists.
Markieff Morris has been on fire for the past few months. He dropped 16 points and grabbed 8 boards last night, which is becoming his “usual” stat line. Over the last 31 games Markieff Morris is averaging 16.1 points on 49% shooting. He must be included in the NBA 6th Man of the Year award conversations.
Andre Drummond and Josh Smith each finished with double-doubles last night. Drummond had 13 points and 16 rebounds, while Smith had 15 points and 10 boards. Rodney Stuckey led the Pistons in scoring with 23 points.
The Suns closed the gap between them self and Memphis last night to 0.5 games after Memphis lost to Miami. The Grizzlies are back in action tonight when they face the Pacers in Memphis.
The Suns will be back in action on Sunday when they travel to Minnesota to take on the T’Wolves.
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