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Updated Nov 12, 2012 - 10:51 pm

Suns Strokes: Balanced offensive effort keys win over Nuggets

Phoenix Suns' Goran Dragic (1), of Slovenia, shoots past Denver Nuggets' Kosta Koufos (41) in the second half of an NBA basketball game, Monday, Nov. 12, 2012, in Phoenix. The Suns won 110-100. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

Sure, you could read the box score and know who won, but we all know that won't tell you everything that happened in a basketball game. So, we will give you Suns Strokes providing you with the analysis, quotes and notes from the Suns' 110-100 win over the Denver Nuggets on November 12. Final Score: Suns 110, Nuggets 100

The Good:

The Suns placed a season-high seven players in double figures, including all five starters; and committed a season-low six turnovers to end a six-game losing streak to the Nuggets. It was the Suns third straight win at US Airways Center as they have opened the season 3-1 at home for the first time since 2009-10, the team's last playoff campaign.

The Bad:

The Suns allowed the 20th-best shooting team in the league to make better than 50-percent of its field goals in each quarter, including 57.9% in the first quarter. Denver, which came into the game shooting 42.6%, made a season-high 53.9% of its shots.

He said it:

"It's a good win," head coach Alvin Gentry said. "We've obviously struggled with that team over the past couple of years, so to be able to get a win against them and be able to get a win at home was really important. I thought we played well, we had a lot of guys that stepped up and I thought did some good things."


Goran Dragic, who led all scorers with 21 points, is the only Suns player to score in double figures in every game this season.

The Suns have trailed by 10 or more in seven of eight games -- including all four games at home, this season.

Up Next:

The Suns (4-4) complete this mini two-game homestand with a visit from the Chicago Bulls (4-3) on Wednesday, November 14.


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