The Suns leave the well thanks to the most assistant Ricky Rubio (13)

The Arizona team goes back to reunite with the victory thanks to the role of the base, who returned to the origins and added 13 assists with 4 steals.


The Suns recover sensations. At least for now. The Monty Williams team had been one of the sensations of the start of the season, but failed to maintain the level as if they were making other revelations such as the Mavericks and sank into a marshmallow of bad results from which they try to leave as soon as possible so as not to lose coba in a fight for the playoffs that, as always in the West, promises to be fierce. The victory over the Hornets in Charlotte is a breath of fresh air for them, one of those games that you have to win yes or yes to say goodbye to the first change.

It was a game in which the visitors defended well and made the right decisions in the final moments, where they got a partial 0-12 with which they went from 104-97 to 104-109. All this in a minute in which the Hornets allowed much in defense but, above all, did not put one into attack. And that got 31 points in this set, two more than the Suns. The script they forgot in the last 60 seconds and, as happened to the Bulls (LaVine through), they let out a victory they had in their pocket to lose sight of the Magic, who move a little further in the eighth place, last one that gives access to the playoffs.

The encounter was a constant give and take in which those from Arizona took advantage little by little until they reached the break with a favorable result of 20 points (39-59). Everything changed in the third quarter, where the Hornets squeezed in defense to get a stone's throw (73-80) and then continue their upward dynamic and get ahead in the last period. It didn't help that Devin Booker (23 points) only scored one basket in the last 6 minutes of the game. The locals also sank despite Devonte 'Graham, who with 15 points and 13 assists was the best of his. Of course, it failed a lot (5 of 19 in shots with 1 of 10 in triples), which finally ended up tilting the balance on the side of the premises. Especially mistakes from abroad, something very common in the current moment in the League.

In the individual duel Graham had Ricky Rubio, his dance partner in the match. The base of the Masnou only scored 9 points with bad shooting percentages (3 of 10 and 0 of 5 in triples), but added 13 assists, his top of the season and 4 steals, matching the maximum mark he achieved in his debut with the suns. In addition to the aforementioned Booker, the rest of the members of the Phoenix quintet exceeded ten, reaching Kelly Oubre Jr. at 23 points (eye with this player), Frank Kaminsky at 12 + 6 + 4 and Dario Saric at 16 points With 10 rebounds. They were accompanied from the bench Mikal Bridges (12). The Hornets for their part had Graham as the best of their own and had the good work of Marvin Williams, who reached 22,

The victory of the Suns puts them back in the playoffs, specifically in an eighth place for which they fight right now with Kings (who have fallen at home to the Bulls), Thunder and some Blazers in recovery. The Spurs do not come out of the crisis, but they are with a 7-14 record and are not far. All aspiring to sneak into the final phase (except OKC) and that are going to make things very difficult for a franchise in constant reconstruction and that, despite having sunk slightly in the last games (they have gone from 7-4 with the which started at 9-10 today), is having a season start above initial expectations



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