Here is a recap of the fan sitting behind me who was more entertaining (or annoying) than the game itself... Kidding, this is about the game.

It took more effort than probably anticipated, but the Phoenix Suns improve to 20-12 with a victory against the league-worst Milwaukee Bucks at home. The final score was a 16-point win (116-100), but the game was much closer late in the game than it should have been.

Now the Suns hit the road for five games in seven nights, all against teams at or below .500 this season.

Performance of the night goes to Gerald Green with 24 points and five steals in the win. He jumped passing lanes for highlight dunks and knocked down a few clutch threes as well. Good overall performance. He was complimented by Channing Frye's 22 points and 14 points off the bench for Markieff Morris.

First Quarter

Early on in this game the Suns got exactly what they needed with Eric Bledsoe out with a sprained right knee. The offense was spread out between the entire team and they got points from six different players while Goran Dragic scored zero. This is coming off his career-high 33 the other night. Channing Frye and P.J. Tucker did the heavy lifting with 8 points a piece helping the Suns hump out to an early lead, but the Bucks kept in the game with scrappy persistence and Caron Butler's 8 points off the bench.

Suns lead, 28-26

Second Quarter

This is where the Suns blew the game open for themselves with 12 points from Gerald Green and a 32 point quarter overall from the team. Green got hot nailing a pair of threes and with one major windmill dunk in transition. The team only shot 47.8% from the field, but forced 8 turnovers and got out in transition scoring 16 points off of those turnovers.

Suns lead, 60-49

Third Quarter

The Bucks rallied in the third with 11 points from Brandon Knight and 8 strong points from O.J. Mayo who decided this was a good opportunity for a pissing contest with a 19 year old rookie. Midway through the quarter after Mayo fouled rookie Archie Goodwin he decided to get into a verbal exchange with him and then spent the rest of the quarter showing the rookie "that he is a rookie." It was silly and embarrassing for the 26 year old veteran.

If anything it worked because the Suns lead was cut to as little as seven points in the third quarter and the team was disjointed.

Suns lead, 87-78

Fourth Quarter

For as bad as the third quarter was the Suns found their footing shooting down the Bucks comeback attempt short and mounting them on the wall here at U.S. Airways Center. After middling with them some the offense and defense came together to (well at least the offense) to fuel the victory. Green and Ish Smith had some fun highlights with breakaway dunks off of terrible passes. The Bucks did a terrible job telegraphing passes late leading to Suns transition dunks and putting the game away.

Suns win, 116-100

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The Phoenix Suns announced today that Eric Bledsoe will be shut down for another week, missing at least five more games over the coming week.

Phoenix Suns guard Eric Bledsoe initially sprained his knee on Monday night against the Los Angeles Clippers. He missed Thursday night's loss to Memphis, and is still suffering from soreness and swelling.

Per the team, he will be sidelined and will not be evaluated for another week.

Bledsoe has been enjoying a career year with the Suns, scoring 18 points with nearly 6 assists in 24 games this season, as the face of the rising Suns to the national media on their way to a 19-12 season (16-8 with Bledsoe in the lineup).

This is the second time this season that Bledsoe has missed extended time. He earlier missed 6 games with a bruised shin, during which the Suns went 3-3 with wins against Bobcats, Magic and the Trail Blazers and losses to Sacramento (twice) and Miami.

The Suns host the Milwaukee Bucks on Saturday night, then embark on a 5-game road trip over only 7 days, featuring two back-to-backs. All of the next seven Suns opponents are under .500 for the season, but 5 of those 7 games will be played on the road. Wednesday night's game against the Minnesota Timberwolves has been picked up by ESPN for national coverage, but it will be a blow to the Suns chances without Bledsoe.

This is a setback for the streaking Suns, who reached what may be their high water mark of the season at 19-11 with a victory over the 21-12 Clippers on Monday night. Since then, the Suns lost to 13-17 Memphis without Bledsoe, and now face at least 5 more games without him.

Coach Hornacek has gone with basically an 8-man rotation for the season, with all 8 players getting at least 20 minutes per night, while a 9th rotation spot goes to rookie Archie Goodwin for about 10 minutes per game.

With Bledsoe sidelined, look for Ish Smith to get the lion's share of that 8th rotation spot ahead of Archie Goodwin because he can play point guard full time. Smith was somewhat effective in the Memphis game, getting 2 assists and 6 rebounds in 19 minutes of play, and was a catalyst to a 21-point turnaround against Denver two weeks ago.

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