Originally written March 29, 2013 on Fox Sports Arizona:
PHOENIX Michael Beasley was the first player to be liberated from Lindsey Hunters bench, so Thursday night provided even more ammunition for those crediting the Phoenix Suns with tanking. If The Beas works his way into the starting lineup for Saturdays date with the Indiana Pacers, the evidence could be judged as overwhelming. But all we know for sure is that with Goran Dragic on the second night of a back-to-back R&R assignment, the Suns reached 50 losses (against 23 victories) by falling 117-103 to the 27-46 Sacramento Kings. Regardless where you might sit on the issue of the Suns losing for potential draft gain, interim coach Hunter and several of the guys in uniform will continue to fight for wins. Theyve lost five in a row, are 2-10 since losing Marcin Gortat to injury and 10-22 since Hunter took over. Im not accustomed to it, Hunter said of consistent losing, and I wont grow accustomed to it. The tipping point in this defeat was an 18-4 run over the last 5:08 of the ...
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