The Phoenix Suns are finding a rhythm and have slowly worked themselves above the .500 mark. I think last night was a good display of team chemistry and execution as they took the lead in the second quarter and never looked back. Despite a strong showing from Houston Rockets’ big man Dwight Howard who posted a double-double in the game, the Suns’ starters put up some great teamwork to counter individual efforts.
The Suns played away at Houston in a game many thought would come easy for the Rockets having home-court advantage. Houston played good basketball as their five starters posted double digits, but it wasn’t enough to defeat Phoenix. Eric Bledsoe, Goran Dragic, P.J. Tucker and Channing Frye combined for 71 points limiting the Rockets’ possibilities at making a comeback. One of the keys to the Suns’ victory was playing solid defense and containing star player James Harden to just 14 points.
Eric Bledsoe led the Suns’ offensive charge with 20 points and had a terrific night from the three point range going 3-for-4. Despite Bledsoe leading the team in scoring, the Suns’ synergy proved to be the determining factor in the game. It was remarkable to see Tucker and Dragic contributing with 18 and 19 points respectively to give Phoenix the edge. In my opinion, Phoenix will only continue to win games if their starters can execute the way they did last night. It was a well-balanced equation that will only continue to generate positive results as the season progresses.