The Phoenix Suns took down the Cleveland Cavaliers on Tuesday in an ugly 91-78 defensive battle. The two teams are not known for their defense, so the style of the game was somewhat of a surprise.
Sean Pollock of Suns blog Bright Side of the Sun has his own theories as to why the the two teams struggled to score for most of the game:
Folks, it was ugly out there as the two teams combined to go 27-77 with 22 turnovers in the first half. Two bad defensive teams created some kind of negative polar attraction that resulted in the metallic rim repealing the leather ball.
The Suns' offense eventually came around in the second half, as they pulled away for a comfortable win. Phoenix finished at 47 percent from the field, including 6 of 17 from the three-point line. The Suns slowed down on the turnovers in the final 24 minutes, as they finished with 15.
Cleveland couldn't rebound from their slow offensive start, and their final numbers remained ugly. The Cavs shot just 36 percent from the field, and hit on just 2 of their 15 three-pointers. They also turned the ball over a total of 18 times.
Phoenix now sits at 7-8 on the year and can move to .500 against the Pistons on Wednesday.