Halftime! (What's Happenin'?)

Chuck said it, and he’s right.  This game is disappointing for the Suns so far.  The Suns oughta punch somebody in the mouth, and they haven’t done so.  But let’s take a quick peek at what’s been happening…the Suns’ bench is kicking the Blazers’ bench’s collective ass.  They’re outscoring them 25-9.  In fact, the Suns’ bench is kicking their own starters’ collective ass.  The bench is outscoring the starters 25-18.  Hey!  Alvin!  Maybe you need to keep the bench in there a little longer.  They’re the ones playin’ like this ain’t no thing…the starters are the ones playing tight and missing shots and doing all that rookie crap.

Let’s see what’s up with the key indicators…

Rebounds?  Blazers 25, Suns 22.  Not bad, but not what we’d like to see right about now, is it?

Turnovers?  Blazers 6, Suns 7.  S’alright.  Hold on to that ball, PHX (and interestingly enough, Barbosa is leading the Suns in turnovers with 3, which makes sense because he’s been out and is getting back in rhythm and all that.  But he also leads the Suns [not to mention all scorers, in a tie with Aldridge] with 13 points.  You give some, you get some, I suppose).

Shooting?  Blazers 41.9%, Suns 38.6%.  But again, the Suns’ starters have been pretty much awful so far; they’ve made only 7 of 27 shots (25.9%?  Egad!).  The bench?  10 of 17, for 58.8%.  I imagine that once we see a little regression to the mean, the starters will start making some shots and this second half will be a little more Fenix Friendly.

I’ve been wrong before, though…

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