Every morning after a Suns game, A Dry Heat brings you the Suns Stat of the Day – the number that sums up the previous day’s win or loss. Because numbers speak louder than words. Or a number speaks a 1000 words. Or something.
Suns Stat of the Day: 1
1. The number of rebounds Eric Bledsoe fell short of recording a triple-double last night versus the lowly Knicks (21 points, 9 boards, 11 assists). 1 is also the number of shots that Brandan Wright missed in his first start of the season, going 7-8 from the floor to post a double-double: 18 points and 11 rebounds. After being outscored by New York in the first half, Phoenix turned it on in the second and buried a team that they had to beat. And with the Pelicans falling to Denver, Phoenix gains a game on them. Unfortunately Oklahoma City won again behind yet another monster game from Russell Westbrook, meaning Phoenix remains three games out of the playoffs with only 14 games to go.