What We Learned From Suns Loss vs Thunder


As a result of the Suns' suffering yet another huge defeat at the hands of the Oklahoma City Thunder, the following is what we discovered.  

Since the playoffs are getting closer, the Phoenix Suns have lost two straight games over the weekend. The team is trying to find some kind of consistency.   

After losing to the Houston Rockets on Saturday, the Suns couldn't beat the Oklahoma City Thunder, even though they came back from a 24-point deficit in the third quarter. They lost 118–110 and are now 35–26 on the season.   

The Suns' biggest problems all season have been keeping the ball safe and not having a reliable big man to back up starter C Jusuf Nurkic.   

In general, Bol Bol has done a great job on the court, but he is better suited to play at the four spot, which several Suns players have confirmed.   

Thaddeus Young has played good basketball in the Suns' limited games, but it looks like the coaches would rather use him as a power forward as well.   

The Suns' turnovers have been the most aggravating issue all season, and they've remained a recurring issue over the last month even though they've been less frequent.   

In the second half of the game, the Suns went on a run that was 39-8, which allowed them to take the lead, which they ultimately lost.   

Unfortunately, they were unable to complete the task at hand. With Devin Booker in the lineup, it is highly likely that they will emerge victorious. This is the (pretty) good news.   

The bottom line is that this Suns team is not giving up on this season, even though they finished with the toughest schedule in the NBA and have had a lot of losses, mostly because of injuries.   

It looks like this Suns team will keep fighting until the playoffs are over. Drew Eubanks is a good guy and a good player. That doesn't mean coach Frank Vogel should keep letting him run.   

It's fine to give Eubanks spot minutes from time to time because he has shown he can make a difference in small amounts, but he has played in far too many games where he hasn't made much of a difference.  

The thought that Eubanks would be better than former Suns centre Jock Landale in terms of height was a good one, but it hasn't worked out enough regularly.   

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