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: 1/30/98
1/30/98. January 30th, 1998 – the last (and only) time the Suns scored 74 points or less in a game and still won (a 74-71 win at Miami, thanks to Clifford Robinson‘s 23 points). Until last night, that is. 74-72 was the final score as Phoenix squeaked by New Orleans, gaining a crucial game on them in the playoff race (1.5 behind the Pelicans now, 2.5 behind OKC). On a night that saw Anthony Davis, Alex Len, and Brandon Knight all in street clothes, Brandan Wright was the star once again for Phoenix: 8-10 from the field, 16 points, 8 boards, 7 blocks. Even with Wright’s sharp-shooting, the Suns only shot 34.9% from the floor and 9.1 (!!)% from three. Ugly, ugly, ugly. But a win, nonetheless.