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Aftermath: Highlights of Suns close loss to Warriors

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The Phoenix Suns are playing exciting and competitive basketball in a rebuilding year. They had a 4th quarter lead on the Warriors to show for it.

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NBA: Phoenix Suns at Golden State Warriors Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

If you were under a rock or otherwise occupied, like on vacation with the family like me, get 9:35 of highlights from the exciting Suns vs. Warriors game on Sunday night right here.

Eric Bledsoe, Devin Booker and T.J. Warren all had 19+ points.

The Suns had a lead in the fourth quarter, but for a second game in a row gave up a pivotal killer run to the opponent to create the winning margin. On Saturday it was a 17-0 run to the Nets AT HOME, and then it took the Warriors going on a 15-1 run to take a 9-point lead.

Leandro Barbosa got a great homecoming from the ever-classy Warriors, then helped the Suns take the 4th quarter lead only to make a couple of mistakes to let the Warriors right back into it.

“I wanted to win this game so bad and this has been happening a couple times, unfortunately,” Barbosa said to Paul Coro after the loss. “… I had three straight mistakes. With a good team like that, they take advantage and they did. That gave the spark for them and the crowd got into the game and it was tough to shut it down.”

Enjoy the highlights, folks!

This is the perfect kind of game for the rebuilding Suns. As they keep going down this path of losing, more and more time will be freed up to Marquese Chriss, Dragan Bender and Tyler Ulis. It’s just a matter of time.

To leave you feeling good, here’s a quick highlights of T.J. Warren’s 20 points.