Suns Show Depth Is Their Secret Weapon, and Other News from Friday’s NBA Action

October 31st, 2014 by Stephen Babb Leave a reply »

The San Antonio Spurs may be known for a second unit that led the league in scoring and assists last season, but it was the Phoenix Suns' depth on display Friday night.

Head coach Jeff Hornacek's up-and-comers moved to 2-0 on the young season with a 94-89 victory over the reigning champs, riding a 10-0 fourth-quarter run to take their first lead in a game San Antonio had otherwise controlled.

Suns sixth man Isaiah Thomas led the way with his second straight 23-point game, making up for a mediocre evening from starting guards Goran Dragic and Eric Bledsoe, who made just seven of their 25 combined attempts from the field.

Acquired from the Sacramento Kings this summer in a sign-and-trade deal, the 25-year-old spark plug tallied 10 of his points in the fourth quarter, showing the kind of composure needed to knock off heavyweights like the Spurs. His continued efficiency has quickly added a new dimension to the Suns' already potent attack.

With under five minutes remaining in the game, Hornacek left Thomas on the floor with Dragic and Bledsoe, riding a trio of point guards through a stretch in which Sa ...

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