PHOENIX Thanks to the New Orleans Hornets, Minnesota Timberwolves and themselves, the Phoenix Suns once again are in sole possession of the worst record in the NBAs Western Conference.
The Hornets spent Friday night knocking off the Memphis Grizzlies, enabling the Suns to climb into fourth-place tie for Ping-Pong position related to the draft lottery.
The shorter-handed Suns did their part by losing to the T-wolves (24-43), who ended a nine-game road losing streak with a 117-86 victory at US Airways Center.
Two nights after 80 percent of Phoenixs second unit turned in a clunker during a home loss to the Washington Wizards, the Suns achieved defeat through more of a total team effort.
Although the Suns werent exactly on fire early, they were within five at 17-12 when Minnesota unleashed a zone defense at 5:38 of the first quarter.
By the time the second quarter began, the Suns getting a bit sidetracked by scruffy ball and player movement were down, 31-18.
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