Anthony Davis failed to impress. - Derick Hingle-USA TODAY Sports
On the second night of a back-to-back, the Phoenix Suns were flat on offense and sloppy on defense. The result, a much needed road loss against lottery rival, New Orleans Hornets, 93-84.
Well, let's see. Story lines for this game. hmmmm. Well...OK. There was a game played, we can start with that. We know who won. We know who lost. We know who scored how many points and stuff. Beyond that???
Yeah, this one was pretty
unforgettable. The Suns played well. Not horrible. Not good. Well. At least in the first half. In the second half, they we much less well.
The Hornets played similarly well. Slight better, of course, as indicated by the final score of which they had more (scores).
Given that the NBA Draft Lottery is the most important date on the Suns post season schedule (just go with me on this), losing to the Hornets is certainly a lose-win situation. The Suns win by losing.
I honestly can't think of anything else to say about this game. It may be that I've watched too much basketball over the past few years so unless something amazing happens, I no longer notice the routine. As you know by now from reading this great recap, nothing amazing happened in this game.
I guess I'll go to the old standby when the writing of words in coherent fashion proves to be beyond my already meager abilities -- bullet points.
- Anthony Davis was very unimpressive in this game. I'm sure he'll be great but he certainly doesn't look great now. He looks....tall. Eight points, one rebound, 20 minutes.
- Michael Beasley and Shannon Brown had an intense competition to see who could play more selfish and inefficient basketball. Edge goes to Brown for his 3-9 effort in 16 minutes but Michael was strong with his own 5-12 in 20 minutes. Well done, boys. Keep firing!
- Goran was solid in the first half but seemed to run out of gas.
- Gortat: 14 pts, 7 reb.
- Lopez: 11 pts, 8 reb.
- Kendall Marshall reverted to ugly shooting form: 0-2 in 20 minutes with 3 assists. Hey, Kendall, Shawn Marion called and wants his ugly shot back.
Seriously folks, I'm sure there's professional writers out there that covered this game that can tell you more about what happened during the 48 minutes. That's all I got.
Next up for the Suns is a back-to-back, away and home set against the OKC Thunder. That should be fun. And you know what I mean by "fun".