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Locked On Suns Friday: Latest loss to Clippers continues Suns’ defensive collapse

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The defense for Phoenix has been nothing short of abysmal over their homestand.

On today’s episode of Locked On Suns live from Talking Stick Resort Arena, we recapped the Suns’ 121-111 loss to the Clippers. Even though the scoreboard might not show it in the end, this game never really was close.

Plagued by lackadaisical defense and effort on the glass, Phoenix trailed by as many as 30 points in this one. And over the past few games, that disturbing trend of early blowouts is showing up again.

Before we went into our main negatives from this one, we highlighted the strong play from Richaun Holmes, who you never have to worry about bringing the energy every time he steps on the floor.

However, the major red flags headlined the show as we go into Deandre Ayton’s lack of touches and engagement level while examining how the Suns can fix their defense before it sinks. Should head coach Igor Kokoskov make rotation changes?

Find all that out and more in the episode link below. Also, make sure to look us up and subscribe on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher and Spotify!