PHOENIX Something refreshing occurred during another Phoenix Suns game that was staggering its way toward Groundhog Day sanctioning.
Yeah, the Suns did lose Sunday night to the 41-29 Brooklyn Nets, but the horror-show manner that defined the two previous home games was replaced by a pretty uplifting performance. Even though the outcome was positive for those with NBA Draft Lottery considerations, this was a good loss for a more important reason.
If we could have that type of effort every night, we will take it, Suns interim head coach Lindsey Hunter said after Phoenix lost 102-100, dropping to 10-20 on his watch. We will take it and we will walk off the court with our heads high because we fought, and that is the message.
"Thats what were trying to develop.
The that he's referring to is the aggressiveness and focus that turned a 16-point first-half deficit into a nail-biter decided when Hamed Haddadi was unable to convert an intentionally missed Goran Dragic free throw into a g...