Suns get closer to a high lottery pick with yet another loss

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The Phoenix Suns went to battle against the Milwaukee Bucks who, similar to the Suns, have had a season full of high expectations that was met with disappointment.  The two struggling teams duked it out and the Bucks prevailed 105-94.

It’s been a rough season for the Bucks, but they have a lot to look forward to.  In this game, Milwaukee’s young players showed promise.  Khris Middleton had a game high 26 points along with seven rebounds and an assist.  It’s great to see Jabari Parker healthy again and he showed just how healthy he is by putting up 21 points, five rebounds, three assists, and four steals.

We talked about the Bucks in our latest podcast, which you can find below.

The Bucks are a good, young team that I see being very successful in the future.

The Suns struggled with their usual 20+ turnovers.  Tonight they had 22.  The game was not all bad for Phoenix.  On the bright side, all starters scored in double digits, including Devin Booker and former Buck, Brandon Knight who had 18 and 17 respectively.  However, the bench only produced nine points for the game.  It’s tough to win any game with that lack of bench production.

Which Suns Shone the Brightest?

1. Alex Len – It’s been a great season for the Big A.  Tonight he approached a triple-double by putting up 17 points, 15 rebounds, five assists, and two blocks.  His game is developing nicely.  Hopefully he can build off of this season and use his talents in some more meaningful games around this time of year next season.

2. P.J. Tucker – Tucker also approached a triple-double with 20 points, 10 rebounds, seven assists, and three steals.  His hard nosed style of basketball is helpful and tonight it was apparent on the offensive glass, where he had four rebounds.  The Suns are a pretty good offensive rebounding team.  Let’s keep that up!

3. Tyson Chandler – 13 points and 13 rebounds for Chandler is a boost for the Suns.  I don’t think that Phoenix has gotten quite what they expected from Chandler this season, but a game like this is what he’s getting paid to do.

The Suns head home to face Markieff Morris and the Washington Wizards on Friday, April 1 at 7:30 PM Pacific.  Mark your calendar for this one, it’s going to be good.

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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