NBA: Suns face division-leading Clippers
The Suns (36-26) travel to Los Angeles to play the division-leading Clippers (44-20) on Monday night.
The Suns were defeated on Sunday to the hands of the Warriors, 113-107. The Clippers haven’t lost since mid-February, winning seven straight. The two teams have split their first two games against each other, with the road team coming away victorious in each.
The Suns have been up-and-down in their 3rd quarters as of late. The Clips outscored them 37-18 in the game last week in Phoenix to come back and beat the Suns. The Suns then used a great 21-2 3rd quarter run of their own against OKC last Thursday to defeat the Thunder. The Warriors outscored the Suns 38-17 last night in the 3rd quarter, erasing a 12-point deficit and going on to beat Phoenix.
Eric Bledsoe is now on target to return to the Suns rotation on Wednesday vs. Cleveland. Coach Hornacek will have him come off the bench when he comes back and said that Bledsoe may just remain coming off the bench depending on how well Gerald Green plays when he returns.
Green has been playing really well lately, with games of 33, 41, and 25 points in his last three and especially boosted the Suns to victory over OKC with 25 points in the 3rd quarter alone of that game.
The Suns and Clippers tip-off tonight at 7:30 p.m. MT at Staples Center in Los Angeles, Calif.
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