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Suns Stat of the Day: 1/30/98

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PHOENIX, AZ – JANUARY 21: Brandan Wright #32 of the Phoenix Suns during the NBA game against the Portland Trail Blazers at US Airways Center on January 21, 2015 in Phoenix, Arizona. The Suns defeated the Trail Blazers 118-113. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

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.



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