PHOENIX Further evidence of a troubled Phoenix Suns season arrived at U.S. Airways Center on Thursday night when the home team couldn't even defeat the Milwaukee Bucks.
OK, so the Bucks (20-18) are pretty decent, by Eastern Conference standards. But we're looking at their slouching in historical context, which tells us that some form of Suns voodoo was preventing the Bucks from scoring a victory here for quite a while.
But instead of our storyline registering as "2001: A Place Odyssey," the Bucks emerged with a 98-94 victory.
The 2001, by the way, would have been the number of victories the Suns have accumulated since the franchise's inception. And the "Place" refers to Phoenix, where the Bucks hadn't won since 1987.
So, instead of knocking off Milwaukee in Arizona for the 25th consecutive meeting, the Suns coughed up a 10-point lead (65-55, 7:25 of the third) en route to their 28th defeat in 41 games.
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