Spurs Put A Beatdown On Suns


It was not pretty at all for the Suns Saturday night.

After a stellar performance on Thursday night against the Oklahoma City Thunder, San Antonio deflated all momentum the Suns might have had and pounded Phoenix for a 101-74 win.

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To say the Suns got off to a slow start is an understatement. Phoenix scored 13 in the first and 11 in the second for a combined 24 points in the first half, a franchise worst.

Saturday’s game wrapped up a nine-game road trip for San Antonio. The Spurs had gone 3-5 on their road trip before facing the Suns.

Kawhi Leonard led the way for the Spurs going for a double-double with 22 points and 10 rebounds on the night.

The Suns were down 51-24 at the half and only scored 17 points in the third. San Antonio led by as many as 34 points in the second half.

The Suns were in danger of finishing below the franchise worst record for fewest points in a game, 68, but Marcus Morris stepped up to lead the Suns in the fourth.

Morris scored 15 of his 19 points in the fourth and the Suns were able to put up 33 points, three times as many points they scored in the second quarter.

The 27-point loss matched the Suns’ most one-sided loss of the season.

Up next, Phoenix will head to Miami to take on the Heat and a couple familiar faces, Goran and Zoran Dragic.  Tip off is set for 5:30 pm Monday night from Miami.