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Suns Strokes: Suns outscored by 11 in fourth quarter, lose third straight to Dallas

Sure, you could read the box score and know who won, but we all know that won’t tell you everything that happened in a basketball game. So, we will give you Suns Strokes, providing you with the analysis, quotes and notes from the Suns’ 109-99 loss to the Mavericks on February 1.

The Good:

Shannon Brown scored a game-high tying 20 points, his team-high tying eighth 20-point effort of the season.

Meanwhile, Goran Dragic flirted with a triple-double: 19 points, eight rebounds and nine assists. He tallied eight or more assists for the season-high sixth consecutive game, extending the longest active streak of its kind in the NBA.

The Bad:

Before the game, interim head coach Lindsey Hunter said of Michael Beasley’s season-high 27-point, five-steal performance against the Lakers Wednesday, “Hopefully, there’s more to come.”

It never did, at least not on this night. Beasley misssed 11-of-13 shots and committed three turnovers in 28 minutes.

He Said It: