Found January 07, 2012 on Fox Sports Arizona:
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PHOENIX -- It still seems bizarre each time it's said, but it can't denied: The Phoenix Suns are playing good, solid defense. The defensive revolution -- albeit brief thus far -- continued in Phoenix on Friday night as the Suns (3-4) handed the NBA's third best scoring team just its second loss in a 102-77 win over the Portland Trail Blazers. "Our defense has been real good," Suns coach Alvin Gentry said. "Its been able to keep us in games and give us an opportunity to win." That's the weird part -- that its defense keeping the Suns in game. In the team's underwhelming 3-4 start defense has been the one constant, the one thing they've been able to count on. In almost any season for the past decade or so, it was the other way around. In the win Friday, the Suns held Portland to 32.5 percent shooting. The Trail Blazers (5-2) entered the night shooting 45 percent and averaging 102.8 points per game. Last night, they put up 107 points in a...
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