Game Thread: Suns (24-18) at Wizards (9-34)

Posted by on January 26th, 2:18 pm

Suns 103, Wizards 87











The Suns need to make sure Friday night in Charlotte was their rock bottom point of the season.

That means not losing to a Wizards team that’s 7.5 games behind the next worst team in the East.

The Wizards have some nice players in Antawn Jamison (20.8 ppg, 8.8 rpg) and Caron Butler (20.0 ppg, 6.1 rpg, 4.3 apg) but not much else. They rank 25th in the NBA in offensive efficiency and 29th in defensive efficiency.

Amazingly, all the Suns need to do is beat a team like that to secure a 3-3 road trip during a stretch in which they played eight games in eight different cities in 12 days, including three sets of back-to-backs.

I would have considered 4-2 a good trip, so one game off that isn’t catastrophic as disappointing as the lack of fight was in Boston and Charlotte.

As quickly as things turn, the Suns have four straight winnable games after a home showdown against the Spurs once they return to the Valley, so it’s not out of the question that the Suns could go on a hot streak as quickly as they fell into a slump.

Michael Schwartz founded ValleyoftheSuns in October 2008 and is the owner/editor emeritus of the site. He is currently working toward his MBA in sports business at San Diego State University.

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