The Phoenix Suns beat the Minnesota Timberwolves in dramatic fashion after coming back from a 22-point deficit earlier today. The final score was 127-120.
Minnesota jumped out to a 41-27 lead in the first quarter and scored the first eight point in the second to push the advantage to 22 before the Suns started to make up ground with just over nine minutes left in the half. By the time the teams headed into the locker room, Phoenix had cut the lead to 11 points.
After the two teams mostly traded baskets in the third quarter, the Suns caught fire in the forth outscoring the Timberwolves 34-17 in the final period.
After the game, Suns coach Jeff Hornacek talked about his team’s early troubles and late resiliency.
“We seem to have these bad starts to the first quarters lately,” Hornacek said. “We’ve had a few of these games. But the guys just never give up. We played horribly in the first half but kind of got going in the second half as our defense got better.It’s a great thing to know as a coach that they’ll never give up.”
Sixth-man of the Year candidate Markieff Morris led the Suns with 25 points off the bench.