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Suns Final Score: Phoenix Beats Detroit 92-89

In what seemed at times a much more uncomfortable game than it should have been, the Phoenix Suns were able to outlast the Detroit Pistons to go 1-1 on the season.

The Polish Machine!
The Polish Machine!
Mark J. Rebilas-US PRESSWIRE

After falling behind by as many as 11 in the second quarter, the Phoenix Suns were able to fight back in the second half of the game and squeak out a win against the Detroit Pistons tonight 92-89.

The Suns were led by Marcin Gortat who was a beast with a very impressive 16 points, 16 rebounds, and 3 blocks, but this was an all-around team effort. Michael Beasley also showed up and tied the team high in points with his 16 points and 7 rebounds, Goran Dragic was terrific with his 15 points and 10 assists, and Shannon Brown was hot in the fourth quarter registering a total of 14 points and 4 rebounds.

The Detroit Pistons were led by Tayshaun Prince's 18 points and 3 rebounds, along with Jason Maxiell's 16 points and 6 rebounds. Gortat did an excellent job defending Greg Monroe holding him to just 8 points on 5-17 shooting and only 6 rebounds.

This was a great momentum game for the Suns who were able to not only play with more fluidity offensively, but were also able to tighten up their defense and win the battle of the boards 52-39. Game ball tonight goes to Marcin Gortat for showing he is much more than just a one-trick pony on a pick-and-roll offense. The Polish Machine was just that, and the Suns will need him to continue this effort as they look forward to the three-game road trip ahead.

Final - 11.2.2012 1 2 3 4 Total
Detroit Pistons 28 18 17 26 89
Phoenix Suns 24 30 17 21 92

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