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Updated Jan 17, 2013 - 10:41 pm

Suns Strokes: Milwaukee ends 26-year drought in Phoenix

Phoenix Suns' Goran Dragic (1), of Slovenia, tries to get a pass off against Milwaukee Bucks' John Henson, left, and Larry Sanders (8) during the second half of an NBA basketball game, Thursday, Jan. 17, 2013, in Phoenix. The Bucks won 98-94. (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' 98-94 loss to the Bucks on January 17.

The Good:

Shannon Brown scored a team-high 20 points, his highest scoring output off the bench since November 9 vs. Cleveland. It was his fourth-straight double-digit scoring effort, his longest since a season-high seven-game stretch from November 30-December 12. Brown is averaging 16.8 points on 48.1 percent shooting (26-of-54) in his last four games.

The Bad:

After scoring 34 second-quarter points on 11 made field goals (11-of-23, .478), the Suns managed just 38 second-half points and 15 made field goals after halftime. Leading 80-72 with 9:53 remaining in the fourth quarter, the Suns scored just six points over the next 8:56 and were outscored by Milwaukee 22-6 in that span as the Bucks took a 94-86 lead with 57.4 second left.

He Said It:

"We got the game to the point where we should have won," head coach Alvin Gentry said. "You are up 10 and you are at home, you got to find a way to win the game. That's been the story of the whole season. We have not been able to do it."

Noted:

Suns' franchise-record tying 24-game home win streak against Milwaukee comes to an end. It's the Bucks first victory in Phoenix since February 21, 1987.

Up Next:

The Suns (13-28) do not play again until traveling to Sacramento for a match-up against the Kings on Wednesday, January 23.

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