PHOENIX -- One night after a deadline expired without an agreement on a chatter-provoking contract extension, a restriction was placed upon Eric Bledsoe. This wasnt something the Suns were interested in matching.
It went something like this: With 9:33 remaining in the second quarter of Fridays date with the Jazz, Bledsoe was assessed his third personal foul. So, in the second episode of the Just-How-Good-Will-Bledsoe-Be Show, the Suns new point guard was a first-half goner, his restricted minutes allowing him to supply just one point and two dimes.
And it got worse. With Goran Dragic getting smacked on the mug in the second quarter and retiring for the night three minutes into the second half, Phoenixs extra-point-guard attack was grotesquely out of rhythm.
We think our strength is with our guards, Suns coach Jeff Hornacek said before tip-off.
What did he say after?
We just didnt have it tonight.
But thanks to Bledsoe playing with no restrictions in the fourth quarter, the Su...