Originally written November 01, 2012 on Fox Sports Arizona:
PHOENIX For those wondering if the Phoenix Suns' offseason was more of a neat trick than a retreat, Wednesday's season-opening date with Golden State Warriors was scary at times, but not totally creepy. At least nobody said "boo." "Do I think we'll get better? Hell, yeah," Suns coach Alvin Gentry said after his team limited the Warriors to 38.4-percent shooting and still managed an 87-85 loss. "I think we'll get much better." In their first official work shift without Steve Nash, the Suns shot a rim-bruising 40 percent from the field, allowed the brick-heaving Warriors to snag 17 offensive rebounds, fell behind by as many as 17 points, rallied, and surrendered an 8-point, fourth-quarter lead. "There were a lot of good things, a lot of average things and a lot of things we've got to get better at," Gentry said. "We look like a team that has nine new players. But I feel that we're going to be a good team."...
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