NBA: Suns comeback from 22 points down to defeat Timberwolves
The Suns trailed 49-27 points at one point in the second quarter and battled all the way back to defeat the Minnesota Timberwolves 127-120. It was the Suns largest comeback victory of the season.
Phoenix (41-29) outscored Minnesota 34-17 in the 4th quarter. The Suns shot 46-80 (57.5%) from the field and 12-27 (44.4%) from three-point range. Markieff Morris scored 25 points on 10-13 shooting and also added 8 rebounds.
Morris stripped Kevin Love with 52 seconds left in the game, leading to a breakaway layup for Eric Bledsoe that gave the Suns a 120-118 lead; a lead that the Suns would not give up.
Goran Dragic scored 18 points and had 6 assists, while Bledsoe finished with 18 points, 5 rebounds, 5 assists, and a plus/minus of +28. The Suns bench scored 61 points in the ball game on 22-34 shooting (7-12 3FG).
Kevin Love led the way for the Timberwolves (34-34) with 36 points, 14 rebounds, and 9 assists. Love received some help from his point guard Ricky Rubio who had 19 points and 9 assists. Rubio, who is not necessarily known for his shooting, knocked down two three-pointers in the game. Kevin Martin also chipped in with 25 points.
The Suns have cut the deficit between themselves and the Grizzlies to 0.5 games and themselves and the Mavs to one game.
There were 4 ties and 5 lead changes in the 4th quarter alone in this back-and-forth game.
Phoenix will continue their road-trip tomorrow night when they face the Atlanta Hawks at Phillips Arena in Atlanta, Ga.
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