Suns Extend Winning Streak, Beat Timberwolves


The Phoenix Suns narrowly escaped Minnesota with a 113-111 victory against the Minnesota Timberwolves as Andrew Wiggins missed a three-point shot at the buzzer.

Phoenix trailed Minnesota throughout the whole game, only to take the lead from the Timberwolves in the last quarter to eventually come out with the win. Winning this game tonight led the Suns to extend their winning streak to four-straight wins.

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The first quarter of the game didn’t go in the favor of the Suns. They trailed the Timberwolves the whole first quarter with the score at the end of the first being 25-20. The most memorable moment about the first quarter was when Eric Bledsoe stole the ball from the Timberwolves and broke away for a dunk.

The Suns still trailed the Timberwolves at the end of the second quarter, leaving the score at 48-45. Goran Dragic didn’t do very well in the first quarter but things turned around for him in the second quarter.

Third quarter went a little better for the Suns with the help of Dragic, Markieff Morris, and Bledsoe. It all started when Dragic made a lay-up, followed by Morris making a jump shot from six feet out. Bledsoe kept on impressing the fans when he made a pull up jumper from 20 feet out. Although this seems like this would help the Suns get enough points for the lead, they still trailed the Timberwolves 78-71 at the end of the third quarter.

The fourth quarter was a nail-bitter. It started with Gerald Green making a fade away jump shot from 12 feet out. After that, Green and Bledsoe both came up with rebounds, resulting in points on each possesion and allowing the Suns to have the lead for the first time since the first quarter.

Alex Len then scored seven straight points, putting the score at 95-92 Suns. In the last two minutes of the game Isaiah Thomas made both of his free throws, tying the game 101-101.

The Suns pulled out the win with the score being 113-111. The best moment of the game was when Eric Bledsoe stole the ball from Chase Budinger, and then made a driving slam dunk with just 55 seconds left in the fourth quarter.

The Suns will continue their road trip in San Antonio on Friday night and will look to extend the winning streak to five games.

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