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: 3-17
3-17. What the Suns shot to close out the game last night versus Portland, including a stretch where they missed 10 straight shots. Not surprisingly Portland was able to secure control of the game during the last frame and pull out the win on the Suns home floor. LaMarcus Aldridge had his mid-range game working, pouring in 27 points for the winners. And while the raw numbers look like the Morris twins had another pair of strong games (Markieff Morris had 15 points, Marcus Morris had 19), they shot a combined 14-35 from the field. New Orleans won last night, also, meaning they’ve pulled ahead of the Suns in the Western Conference standings. Phoenix is now 3.5 games behind Oklahoma City heading into their matchup with them tomorrow. Things are looking dire.