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Suns vs. Timberwolves: Late game issues for Phoenix continue

The Bright Side of the Sun can only shake their collective heads at more late-game mishaps by the Phoenix Suns.

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As it always seems to, it came down to the Phoenix Suns being able to make plays down the stretch. And unfortunately for them, they were unable to do so as they fell to the Minnesota Timberwolves, 111-107, for their fifth straight loss.

The Bright Side of the Sun is at a point of no longer being surprised. It's just the state of this team right now. They play hard and even can get the occasional big game out of someone, like Luis Scola's 33 points and 10 rebounds. But even within his monster numbers, he missed a layup with seconds left and went 1-2 from the free throw line with eight seconds to go, making the second one when many would have missed it on purpose.

P.J. Tucker also played well but missed a layup with a minute remaining that would have given the Suns the lead. Then, as if the ghost of Steve Nash wasn't apparent already, they couldn't get a shot off on their final possession.

Until the Suns can execute late, they will continue to lose games like this and make the Bright Side of the Sun not be so bright and sunny anymore.