The Phoenix Suns rebounded from a tough 99-91 loss Thursday night with a convincing 116-100 victory over the hapless Milwaukee Bucks at US Airways Center. Here’s a look back at the 16-point rout by the numbers.
With the win, Phoenix moved to 3-1 at home in 2013-14 against Eastern Conference opponents. It’s only loss came in a 100-98 heartbreaking defeat at the hands of the Brooklyn Nets.
Gerald Green started for the second consecutive game and recorded a career-high five steals. Green also had a season-high 24 points.
Suns forward Channing Frye knocked down a season-high six three-point shots. He finished with 22 points and seven rebounds.
Eric Bledsoe missed his eighth game of the season Saturday night due to a right knee sprain. The Suns announced that Bledsoe would undergo further evaluation later in the week.
Marcus Morris had seven points off the bench for Phoenix, but still continues to be in a little bit of a shooting slump from the field. In his last three games, Morris has shot just 13 percent (3-of-23).
Saturday’s 16-point win marks the 20th of the season for Phoenix. Last season, the Suns didn’t reach the 20-win mark until Feb. 27.
Point guard Goran Dragic contributed to the win with 15 points and six assists, but didn’t score his first basket until the final 45 seconds of the first half.
The Suns forced a season-high 25 turnovers against the Bucks. The 26 giveaways were also a season-high for Milwaukee.
If there was a negative in Phoenix’s victory Saturday, it was how Jeff Hornacek’s squad closed quarter. In the last two minutes of each frame, the Bucks outscored the Suns 33-14.
With 116 points against the Bucks, the Suns have now scored at least 100 points in each of their last nine home wins.