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Phoenix Suns Win Ugly, Down The Clippers 81-78

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Channing Frye was the player of the game! Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-US PRESSWIRE
Channing Frye was the player of the game! Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-US PRESSWIRE

The first half of the game was U-G-L-Y. The Phoenix Suns scored a season-low 32 points in the first half. 32 points. That used to be the 6-minute mark of the first quarter in their heyday.

But the Suns did not hang their heads, did not encourage the Clippers to get excited about themselves, and found a way to keep the game within 3 points at halftime despite 29.5% shooting.

The third quarter was the Suns' only good offensive quarter of the game. Grant Hill was a BAMF once again. That third-quarter sequence when the game was tied where he blocked Griffin then made a pull-up jumper on the other end... BAMF!

Then the fourth happened. The Suns reverted to the first-half team for a bit, then finally closed it out with a block party. Jared Dudley had a block. Gortat got a putback. Steve Nash had a block. Channing Frye and Marcin Gortat gobbled up almost every rebound. Then Gortat had a block! And then JD made 2 free throws to ice it before a final block by Hill. Phew!

Channing Frye was the player of the game. He dramatically offset his 2-18 shooting with 14 rebounds and physical, stifling effective defense on Blake Griffin.

Enjoy the win, folks!

Suns are starting to show some moxie!