Suns Vs. Sixers Reaction: Slow Starts Continue In Phoenix

Howard Smith-US PRESSWIRE

Could Phoenix find some brotherly love in Philadelphia? Unfortunately no, as Phoenix lost 104-101 in a tough fought game to start a six game road trip.

The Phoenix Suns opened a six-game road trip with a 104-101 loss against the Philadelphia 76ers Sunday night. Like in many other contests this season, the Suns fell behind early, trailing the Sixers 6-0 in the blink of an eye and being down as many as eight points in the first quarter.

Phoenix did not lead until the 3:15 mark of the opening quarter, they held that lead for about 21 seconds in the first before Philly took it back on a three by Dorrell Wright.

Alvin Gentry has said in the past that this team needs to start games. They cannot fall behind early, especially on the road against a playoff team.

Give the Suns credit, they opened up the second quarter on a 9-2 and led most of the second quarter. One thing that fans have to admire about this team is they do not quit, and they battle until the end of games.

Michael Beasley led the team with 21 points, including eight in the final quarter. Marcin Gortat chipped in with 18 points and seven rebounds. Markieff Morris had another nice night, finishing with eight points and 10 rebounds. Since being promoted to the starting lineup, Morris is averaging 16.7 points and 6.7 rebounds per game.

Another bright spot for Phoenix tonight was the play of the bench. Phoenix's reserves tallied 42 points, including three players in double figures.

The Suns have the day off tomorrow before heading to Cleveland for a matchup with the Cavaliers on Tuesday.

For more Suns coverage head over to Bright Side of the Sun.

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