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Atlanta Hawks center Al Horford (15) dunks over Phoenix Suns forward Luis Scola, of Argentina, in the first half of an NBA basketball game at Philips Arena in Atlanta on Friday, March 15, 2013. (AP Photo/David Tulis)

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' 107-94 loss to the Hawks on March 15.

The Good:

Jermaine O'Neal made his first start of the season and was rather effective at the offensive end. The veteran center finished with 18 points on 7-of-9 from the field and 4-of-4 from the free-throw line.

The Bad:

After his 2-of-11 performance against the Suns on March 1, Josh Smith came out with a vengeance Friday night. The Hawks forward had 17 points, 11 rebounds and seven assists in the victory.

Phoenix wasn't terribly inefficient from the field (44 percent), but Lindsey Hunter's squad continues to struggle from downtown. Friday, the Suns went 3-of-19 from behind the arc.

Marcus Morris responded from his worst game (five points) in a Suns uniform Wednesday night with an even more abysmal effort in Atlanta. The second-year forward finished with four points on 2-of-7 from the field.

Noted:

• P.J. Tucker received a DNP-Coach's Decision against the Hawks. Tucker hadn't missed a game since December 9.

• Phoenix has lost three in a row on the road since its 105-101 overtime win at San Antonio on February 28.

• Before Friday night's loss to Atlanta, the Suns had won in three of their four previous trips to Phillips Arena.

Up Next:

The Suns will head to Washington to take on the Wizards Saturday night. The game is scheduled to tip-off at 4:00 p.m.

Dave Dulberg, Web Content Editor - ArizonaSports.com

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