The San Antonio Spurs shot just 29-83 (34.9%) from the field, including 2-21 (9.5%) from behind the arc, as they fell to the Phoenix Suns, 106-85. Phoenix (33-21) is now on a three-game winning streak.
Markieff Morris came off the bench and put up 21 points on 8-10 shooting from the field and 4-6 from the free throw line, in a solid performance. He also recorded 5 assists and 3 steals. Other key performers for Phoenix were Channing Frye with 17 points and 8 rebounds, Ish Smith with 15 points and 7 rebounds, and Gerald Green with 13 points and 6 rebounds. Despite the loss, Danny Green scored 15 points for San Antonio on 6-12 shooting, including 2-6 from behind the arc.
The Spurs posted an eFG% of just 36.1%, including 9.5% from 3-point range. This year, they are 2-3 when they record marks below 45% and 30% in those respective categories. On the other hand, the Suns are 9-2 when holding their opponents to such low percentages.
This loss snaps a three-game winning streak for San Antonio, dropping them to 40-16 on the year.
Coming up, the Suns battle the Houston Rockets, who are 37-18 on the season. The Spurs go up against the Detroit Pistons, currently sitting at 23-32 this year. The Suns are 1-1 versus Houston this season. The Spurs have a 0-1 record against Detroit this season.