The Suns are a running team so it was appropriate that they found their stride in Charlotte.
The Suns were running ahead of the bumbling Bobcats and pulling away like thoroughbreds for an easy win before they started stumbling like colts. It was a reminder of how young they are and how they had lost the previous four games but not enough for anyone to turn down a good feeling about a 98-91 victory over Charlotte at Time Warner Cable Arena.
Tasting victory for the first time in 12 days and getting back to .500 with Eric Bledsoe sitting out again for a bruised shin was going down just fine despite a sour finish. The Suns led by 21 in the fourth quarter and 17 with less than four minutes to go before closing with five turnovers, 1-for-3 shooting from the field and 3-for-8 shooting from the free-throw line.
The Suns won despite making 21 turnovers and missing 16 free throws with a combination of defense and a league-worst Charlotte offense. The Bobcats led 22-15 but then shot 38.1 pe...