Jan 27, 2014; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Phoenix Suns guard Ish Smith (3) looks to split the defense of Philadelphia 76ers forward Hollis Thompson (31) and guard Elliot Williams (25) during the third quarter at the Wells Fargo Center. The Suns defeated the Sixers 124-113. Mandatory Credit: Howard Smith-USA TODAY Sports

Suns Down Bobcats for their 5th straight victory


Phoenix brought their perfect road-trip home as they down the Bobcats for their 5th straight victory. With Oklahoma City losing, the Suns now hold the league’s longest winning streak of five games.

It was a masterful game by Dragic and the Suns. They easily carved up the Charlotte defense that was like a sieve. It was as if they were fishing, but the net had far too many holes in it. The ball movement for Phoenix just got Charlotte all discombobulated, giving the Suns tons of easy baskets.

The Bobcats didn’t really stand a chance. Their second-best player Kemba Walker has been out with an ankle injury and their best player Al Jefferson only scored 10 points.

The rebounding differential was really key in the victory. 51 to 34. That’s not going to get it done for team that shot merely 41.8 percent from the floor.

Dragic was able to rest again as he only played 27 minutes, but he was able to effortlessly finish with 25 points on a ridiculously efficient 10-14 from the field.

Because of how the minutes were distributed so evenly on Saturday, no one else scored in double-figures except for the Morris twins. Marcus finished with 15, while Markieff had 13.

The Bobcats had a balanced attack on offense, but not in the good way, since they were led in scoring by Anthony Tolliver off the bench with only 14 points. Jannaro Pargo had 12 points also as a reserve, while Josh McRoberts, Ramon Sessions, Michael Kidd-Gilchrist and Cody Zeller all tallied 11 points.

Crazy stat: Suns have been behind on the scoreboard in the last four games for only one minute and fifty-nine seconds.

The Suns now have a few days as they await the Chicago Bulls Tuesday. Phoenix needs to get them back for the close loss in Chicago earlier in the season.

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