PHOENIX -- This year's rewritten Phoenix Suns script seems to be offering considerably more than a changing of the point guard.
Evidence of the differences is everywhere.
There's a new offensive structure (which wasn't working very well), a fresh paint job for the U.S. Airways Center floor and nine players who worked somewhere else last season.
One additional -- and even more important -- change is the Suns' ability to avoid falling apart in most of their fourth quarters. OK, so they're not exactly the Dream Team in the first quarter (or selected other intervals), but at least they've figured out how to generate offense and make stops with the game on the line.
And even with you-know-who running the offense, that didn't happen very often the past two seasons.
Please note that falling to the Chicago Bulls, 112-106, in overtime Wednesday night does not completely trash the positive karma created by doing well in the final 12 minutes of regulation. Playing against the league's six...