Game time: Sunday at 8 p.m. ET
TV: FOX Sports Florida
The Phoenix Suns may be thrilled to return home.
Another defeat may have the Orlando Magic feeling the same way.
Opening their longest homestand of the season, the Suns attempt to avoid a seven-game skid for the first time in almost nine years Sunday night against the road-weary Magic.
The Suns (7-14) have lost six straight and seven of eight, with all but one of those games coming on the road. They fell 97-94 to Dallas on Thursday in their only home contest during that span, dropping to 5-4 at US Airways Arena, where they play their next five games.
Phoenix's road and defensive woes continued Saturday with a 117-99 loss to the Los Angeles Clippers. The Suns, who haven't dropped eight in a row since Feb. 4-22, 2004, have surrendered an average of 107.7 points during the current six-game skid.
"If we're going to get out of this, we've got to work our own way out and do it collectively as a group," coach Alvin Gentry said. "I...