PHOENIX -- The locker room strategy board offered at least one crucial, pre-game recommendation:
"Focus (Can't Under-estimate Anybody in the NBA)."
This powerful suggestion was supplied by the coaching staff of the Phoenix Suns, a team that -- based on the evidence -- never should be overestimated. Yes, unfortunately, expecting a lot from this season's Suns is awfully risky. Even though Saturday night's work shift ended in their ninth victory in 23 games, the Suns' recently-questionable focus was required to defeat the league's worst team.
Right, we're referring to the now-4-21 Charlotte Bobcats, 95-89 losers to the Suns in a game that included a salvo of three total visitors points over their first 10 minutes of the final quarter. The Bobcats, it should be noted, were even more up against it than usual, competing without the services of their top three scoring (cough) threats.
But the Suns, who rallied after sleepwalking through Friday's loss to the Rockets in Houston, realize ...