The Phoenix Suns haven't earned too many wins lately, especially at home, but a matchup with the NBA's worst team would appear to provide the opportunity for a rare victory.
The Suns will try to record their second win in six games at the U.S. Airways Center on Saturday night when they face the short-handed Charlotte Bobcats.
Phoenix (8-14) is 4-10 over its last 14 games after a 99-81 loss in Houston on Friday in which it trailed by 20 points at the half.
"We need to play harder and play 'grown-man' basketball and not get pushed around," coach Alvin Gentry said. "You have to compete and match energy with energy. I wasn't pleased with anything we did."
The Suns' next opponent knows displeasure all too well.
The Bobcats (3-20) have lost 10 straight for their longest skid since a franchise-record 13 consecutive defeats Jan. 11-Feb. 1, 2006. They're also 1-12 on the road this season and on the verge of losing 11 in a row there for the first time since Nov. 7, 2007-Jan. 4, 2008.