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Suns vs. Pistons: Phoenix's struggles in back-to-backs exposed vs. Detroit

The Suns' issues in the second half of back-to-backs elicited a new level of concern in Wednesday's blowout loss to the Pistons.

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The Phoenix Suns' issues in back-to-back games hit a new low in the team's 117-77 defeat at the hands of the Detroit Pistons on Wednesday night, writes Bright Side Of The Sun's Dave King.

In previous attempts to win on the second night of a back-to-back, the Suns lost to very good teams, dropping games to the Miami Heat and Utah Jazz. However, the 40-point loss to the Pistons does not fall into that category, and is a major concern for Phoenix, says King:

Apparently, no matter how "young" these Suns are, they don't play well on consecutive days. Once again, they "built" a 14-point deficit in the first half and grew that to a 26-point deficit in the third before Gentry threw in the towel.

On Tuesday night, the Suns defeated the Cavaliers in what was tabbed by many as an ugly performance, and said by some to be the team's worst game of the season. If that really was the case, it certainly isn't anymore, writes King:

THIS was the worst Suns game of the season. Not one player came to play. Not one. Check me on that. Did anyone play to their potential tonight? Anyone on the Suns I mean?

After falling to 7-9, Phoenix hopes to bounce back against the 3-13 Toronto Raptors on Friday night in Canada. Tip-off is slated for 5 p.m. MST.