Suns Play One Quarter And Get Blown-Out By Denver Nuggets 132-98

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Sad, just sad. Going into this game I wasn't expecting a win, but I was expecting some fight. The Suns got off to a good start against a Denver team that really didn't care. They did everything right in the 1st quarter. They made shots, played defense, scrapped and hustled to take a 32-20 lead going into the 2nd. Then the bench came in and..., well they really didn't do anything. Whatever confidence and momentum the Suns had in that 1st quarter the bench just crushed it and dug a hole too deep to climb out of. Of course we've seen that many times this season. What was most disappointing is that the starters came back in and gave no effort at all after the Nuggets took a 10pt lead in the 2nd quarter. They waved the white flag before the 1st half even ended. 

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Very, very disappointing. This was an opportunity for them to get a win and gain some confidence. Against the Nuggets they could do that. This is a team that's about to lose their best player and begin a rebuilding process. This is a team that had lost to the Kings and Clippers by 20. This was a team that had given up on the season. They were dead...and the Suns gave them life.


Highlights 

 

  • Arron Afflalo was great. 31 points and 8 rebounds! He plays big and plays good defense. Wish he was our starting 2. 
  • Really impressed with Ty Lawson. He abused Dragic in every shape and form. Goran's game is way too mental. Until he learns how to remain confident under pressure he will NEVER become the player he has the potential to be. 
  • Finally a Sun! Josh Childress was alright, 5 and 5 in 25 minutes. He's energetic and hustles. I'm not yet sold on him though. I need to see him get consistent minutes before I can make a judgement.

 

I think it's safe to say that this team has hit rock bottom and I see no hope for them climbing back up because they have given me nothing to hope for. They don't fight. In less they suddenly turn this around and blow-out the Nets tomorrow they are a hopeless case. As fans all we can really do is stick together, suck it up and find ways to remain cheerful and have fun. True fans stick with their team through the hard times.

It will be interesting to see what the FO will do because something needs to happen. Whether it's a full rebuild I don't know, but I wouldn't be against it. This roster just isn't going to work. I'm looking forward to the trade deadline. I'm very curious to see what Blanks and Babby can pull off in their first year.  

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