Playing on the road against the San Antonio Spurs is bad enough, but the Phoenix Suns had it extra tough. They were coming off of an emotional win against the Houston Rockets the night before. Saturday's game was also their third in four nights and eighth in 11 days, even of those on the road.
Phoenix came out of the gate looking the part. They managed only four points in the first six minutes, falling behind 21-4. With 6:06 left n the first quarter, because of the play, head coach Alvin Gentry pulled out the entire starting lineup and put in the second unit.
Steve Nash did not come back into the game. He suffered some sort of hip injury.
At the end of the first quarter, the Spurs led 35-13 and the rest of game sort of just happened. The Suns made a late run with a 10-0 run in the last five minutes, but the game was already all but decided. The final score was 105-91
The Suns were led in scoring by Sebastian Telfair with 21 points. He shot a career-high 21 times. The only other players in double figure were Michael Redd with 13 and Markieff Morris with 10.
For the Spurs, four players were in double figures, led by Tim Duncan's 19. He only had to play 23 minutes to score that amount.
It was clear that after the early deficit the team conceded and started getting ready for Portland on Monday for the final stretch.
The Suns next play on Monday at home against the Portland Trailblazers.
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