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Struggling Suns to start Eric Bledsoe, bring Gerald Green off bench

Mar 14, 2014, 1:22 PM EDT

Eric Bledsoe, Jeff Hornacek, Goran Dragic

Phoenix has to turn things around. Fast. The team is 3-7 in their last 10 and in the deep Western Conference that spells trouble — they have tumbled out of the playoffs and now are two games back of Memphis and Dallas in trying to get the last ticket to the postseason dance.

Jeff Hornacek is hoping Eric Bledsoe is the answer.

Bledsoe returned to the Suns lineup Wednesday after missing more than eight weeks and already Hornacek is putting him in the starting lineup.

Green has played well in a starters role, but the Suns have to do something.

Phoenix’s defense has been its biggest problem, giving up 9 more points per 100 possessions in its last 10 games than its season average. They are still running and scoring, they just are not getting stops.

The Suns have lost three in a row and you can understand losses to good Warriors and Clippers teams (and they beat the Thunder four games ago). But Wednesday’s loss to Cleveland hurt — that is a must win game for the Suns at this point.

Their next five games are at Boston, at Toronto, at Brooklyn, Orlando and Detroit — those are the kind of games the Suns have to win if they are going to make the postseason. In general their schedule is pretty soft the rest of this month but once the calendar flips to April things get very tough.

Phoenix has to win now. Hornacek is counting on Bledsoe to make that happen.

  1. moosedoggie - Mar 14, 2014 at 2:22 PM

    PHX gone win 5 straight right here

  2. imthedudedude - Mar 14, 2014 at 2:45 PM

    Here in Boston tonight!
    Long Live PHX

  3. unfly - Mar 14, 2014 at 4:37 PM

    Phoenix was probably overdue for a ‘correction’ to their ceiling. Portland is doing the same thing right now.

  4. eureca323 - Mar 14, 2014 at 4:56 PM

    Remember when the Suns said they didn’t want to mess up their chemistry by trading Okafor’s corpse and a late 1st for Pau? Well at least they didn’t mess up their chemistry…..

  5. spyder9669 - Mar 14, 2014 at 10:07 PM

    Except for the fact that LA didn’t want a late 1st. They wanted our mid 1st. Huge difference for an over the hill rental. Know your stuff before posting.

  6. ufools - Mar 15, 2014 at 7:35 PM

    Too late….Suns aren’t going to postseason.

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