Jan 29, 2014; Milwaukee, WI, USA; Milwaukee Bucks forward Ersan Ilyasova (7) looks to pass the ball as Milwaukee Bucks guard Brandon Knight (11) defends during the first quarter at BMO Harris Bradley Center. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports

Dragic Scores 30 as Suns Cruise By Bucks

Jan 29, 2014; Milwaukee, WI, USA; Phoenix Suns guard Goran Dragic (1) shoots during the second quarter against the Milwaukee Bucks at BMO Harris Bradley Center. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports

 

It’s good to beat teams you’re supposed to beat.

The Suns resumed their road trip tonight as they traveled to Milwaukee to take on the lowly Bucks. The Suns left with a 126-117 victory. For the Bucks, it was a season high in points scored and points allowed, and the Suns beat their season high of 124, which was set just a week ago when they hosted Indiana, and was matched on Monday night when they played in Philadelphia.

The game resembled the Philly one in a lot of ways. The SUns got off to a fast start and never looked back. Occasionally, Milwaukee would make a run and shrink the gap, but the Suns never allowed them to lead.  The Suns dynamic offense proved too much for the Bucks, even though they managed to outscore Phoenix 20-12 in fastbreak points. The Suns currently lead the league in that category.

Goran Dragic furthered his case as worthy pick for the All-Star game. He put up his fifth 30 points game of the season, dropping 30 points on 9-13 shooting along with six assists in 23 1/2 minutes. The Bucks pulled to within five midway through the final quarter, but the Dragon scored 13 straight points to put any comeback hopes to rest. Unfortunately, Dragic’s impressive night ended unfortunately when he suffered an elbow injury. He fell hard on a drive, and stayed in the game for a while, but was escorted to the locker room with about a minute left in the ball game. AN MRI came back negative, so it isn’t likely a long term issue, but his status for tomorrow is uncertain.

Gerald Green also got hot, scoring 23 points. He went on an 11 point streak after getting a technical foul in the third quarter. The Morris twins were also major contributors, combing of 29 points. Rookie Alex Len also had a very impressive night, adding seven points and 10 boards.

The Suns had another game shooting 50% or more from the field, which is good. The offense is clicking. In this game, both teams shot a combined 64-68 from the charity stripe.

The Suns improve to 27-18. With the Golden State Warriors losing to Portland last night, the Suns move up to the sixth seed in the West, and second place in the Pacific Division. The road trip will conclude in Indiana tomorrow night, where there’s no doubt the Pacers will be looking for some payback.

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