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Locked On Suns Tuesday: Growth continues to be shown in closely contested loss to Pacers

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Even though the Suns are now 4-16 on the season, this team is taking steps forward.

On today’s episode of Locked On Suns, we go through our usual ‘Free Throws’, ‘Flagrant Fouls’, and ‘Stats to Watch’ from tonight’s 109-104 loss at home to the Indiana Pacers.

The Suns are sitting atop the reverse standings for the first time all season, but that might not be for long with how they are playing on both sides of the ball. Not only is Devin Booker functioning as the primary ball handler, but his effort on defense is visibly better over the past week.

Also, Josh Jackson and T.J. Warren seem to be rounding into form over this sash stretch as well. Jackson is continuing to play more within himself while not forcing mistakes, while Warren’s newfound three-level scoring attack is turning into one of the league’s more efficient scorers from all areas.

We also spoke on Deandre Ayton’s double-double, even though it seems the Suns are still trying to strike a balance between feeding him the ball while running effective perimeter sets.

Is this team starting to turn a corner? Find out as we discuss that idea, plus plenty more on our latest episode.

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