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Phoenix Suns finish strong, beat San Antonio Spurs 104-84

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The Phoenix Suns shrugged off a sluggish first quarter and finished strong in a 104-84 victory over the San Antonio Spurs.

Nothing easy tonight.
Nothing easy tonight.
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After taking a beating in their last preseason game Phoenix was looking to return the favor.

The Suns were struggling to get their offense flowing in the first quarter, but Sonny Weems came in the game and scored all 12 of his points in an eight minute stretch to get things going. Mirza Teletovic hit all three of his three pointers in the fourth quarter as the Suns turned the game into a blowout. T.J. Warren had another impressive showing with 15 points, 7 rebounds and 7 assists off the bench.

The bench stepped up for the Suns when they needed to, helping the team overcome a slow start and earn a lopsided victory over the Spurs.

The Suns held LaMarcus Aldridge, whom they had courted over the summer, to just nine points and six rebounds in 29 minutes.

The Spurs cut a 13 point deficit to seven (78-71) early in the fourth quarter, but the Suns responded with a 24-8 run to turn the game into a rout.

In addition to Mirza's three fourth quarter bombs, Markieff Morris was a perfect 3-3 from three point range and the Suns were 11-21 from long distance as a team. Markieff finished the game with 17 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists.

Kawhi Leonard led the Spurs with 14 points, but also committed six turnovers.

The Suns dominated the Spurs 24-6 in fastbreak points while holding San Antonio to just 38 points in the second half. That's the combination of offense and defense Phoenix will be looking for this season.

The Suns (3-2) close out the preseason with a game tomorrow night against the Dallas Mavericks.