Hornets snap Suns’ one-game win streak


The Phoenix Suns were on an incredible one-game winning streak.  Just as they were heating up, the Charlotte Hornets crushed their hopes and dreams by beating them 126-92.

The Hornets were without Michael Kidd-Gilcrhrist, but it did not matter.  Kemba Walker and Al Jefferson picked up the slack.  Walker finished with 26 points, six rebounds, nine assists, and a steal.  The Suns did not have an answer for him at all.  Jefferson continually got touches in the post and he did a lot of damage from there.  He finished with 19 points, seven rebounds, and an assist.

Charlotte was up big for almost the entire game, but the Hornets never gave up.  They played hard and continued taking threes and driving to the hoop in hopes of picking up a foul.  This relentless effort kept the game at blowout status and gave the Suns no chance to come back.

This is the second game that I have covered that has been a blowout loss.  The last game I covered was against the Clippers, which was a 40 point loss.  I know this is a tanking situation, but come on.  That was embarrassing.  The Suns need to get their act together.  Let’s just say that I’m really looking forward to the draft.

Which Suns Shone the Brightest?

1. Alex Len – I almost didn’t do this segment for this game, but I’ve done it for every game I’ve covered this season and I want to keep that streak going.  Len had a team high 18 points along with 12 rebounds and an assist.  He had four turnovers, which hurt, but I’m still happy with his game.  He missed some easy shots, but that didn’t get him down and he continues his hot streak.

The Suns will head to Miami to face the Heat on Thursday, March 3 at 5:30 PM MST.

Mitch Krmpotich

Gonzaga University class of 2016. I'm a longtime college basketball writer and a big NBA fan. I'm also a die hard Broncos, Avalanche, Zags, and Suns fan.

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