Eric Bledsoe had his work cut out for him without Goran Dragic last night and he stepped up to the challenge. Bledsoe’s 30 points, 11 boards, and 9 assists just were not enough against the Spurs though. Aside from Bledsoe’s great performance, it was a battle of the Greens in San Antonio; with Gerald Green and Danny Green combining for 60 points. The Spurs were able to come back from being down as many as 20 to become 24-3 since the All-Star Break.
The hard fought loss dropped Phoenix to the 9th seed and a seat on the outside looking in for the playoffs. Whether the Suns will be playing in the playoffs or watching them will be determined in their next three games and a game on Wednesday night. That game Wednesday is the Mavericks-Grizzlies game which will be nationally televised on ESPN and all of Phoenix will surely be watching that one.
The playoff push is on now, and the Suns control their own destiny.
This should be a very interesting week of basketball.