If you didn’t already know, the Phoenix Suns don’t give up no matter what the situation is. Staring a 22-point deficit in the face, they roared back to beat Kevin Love and the Minnesota Timberwolves 127-120 in a game the Suns badly needed to keep pace in the Western Conference playoff chase.
With the win, the Suns (41-29) move to a half-game back of the Memphis Grizzlies for the No. 8 seed and a game behind the Dallas Mavericks for the No. 7 seed. This was the Suns third consecutive win and perhaps one of their most impressive.
The Suns had to fight the referees, as they were called for three technical fouls. They had to fight their own defense, allowing 73 points in the first half. Lastly, they had to fight themselves, as they couldn’t keep the Wolves off the offensive glass (16 offensive rebounds).
In the end, no win should be considered ugly, no matter how it happened.