The Phoenix Suns struggled with their shooting from the start and could not get on track in the second half against Blake Griffin and the Los Angeles Clippers. In the end, the Suns lose for the second night in a row as the Clippers pulled away late for a 103-86 win, avenging the loss they suffered at the hands of the Suns a short time ago.
Blake Griffin was the story in the game. He finished with 27 points, 14 rebounds and five assists. Add to that another poster-quality dunk, this time on Channing Frye, and you have yourself a complete game.
But the major thing was that the offense for Phoenix was out of sync and it just seemed that nothing would go in the basket. Jared Dudley even airballed a free throw. Channing Frye shot 2-11 from three-point range, but had a good game in the end, scoring 16 with seven boards.
Marcin Gortat came out on fire, but did not have the effectiveness down the stretch. He had 23 points and seven rebounds.
IN the battle of point guards, Chris Paul and Steve Nash matched each other in assists with 15 each, but Paul also scored 15 while Nash had only one point.
The loss for Phoenix kept them from moving a game closer to the teams in front of them in the playoff race. They do not okay again until Sunday.
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