Suns embarrassed in Sacramento; It’s time to take it personally

Don’t tell me tonight’s game against the Los Angeles Lakers is not big for the Phoenix Suns.

Fact, the Suns have the third most losses in the NBA.

With or without Kobe Bryant for the Lakers, the Suns have to come out and execute defensively and put forth the effort that is expected from a professional team.

Giving up 142 points to the Sacramento Kings Saturday is not only embarrassing it should be unacceptable.

DeMarcus Cousins may be the best big man in the NBA, but you simply can’t give up 32 points and 9 rebounds in only 27 minutes.

On many occasions I’ve heard Suns head coach Jeff Hornacek say this team “Has to play better defense” and “I don’t care what the rules are, you have to get after guys”. That’s never more true than right now.

The Suns allowed the Kings to shot 62% from the floor. It’s unheard of this day and age that a team can put up 142 points and only connect on nine 3-point makes, but that’s what the Suns yielded.

Brandon Knight said, “In the third quarter we stopped getting stops.” What does that mean? We stopped getting stops. Someone needed to take that personal.

Someone on this team needs to be outwardly demonstrative with their teammates during the game, but it’s hard to figure out who that will be.

This team is in need of a true leader. Someone that will not only hold themselves accountable but their teammates as well.

This is not a coaching issue, this is a want issue. I believe every member of this team wants to win and be successful, but it’s time to show it.

 

 

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