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Sebastian Telfair (left) attempts to defend Damian Lillard (right)
It's clear this Phoenix team is not the best defensive squad, but I don't think anyone thought the defense would be giving up an NBA-worst 103.3 points per game.
Looking at the 14 games the Suns have played so far, the opposition has scored in triple figures in all but five games.
It doesn't make sense considering the team has solid individual defenders on the roster like Marcin Gortat and P.J. Tucker.
Taking a closer look at the numbers show the Suns are terrible at restricting opposing teams' shooting, as 47.6 percent of two-point shots and a whopping 43 percent of three-point shots are going in.
This comes from a combination of factors but chief among them is closing out to shooters.
On every shot, defenders are taught to close out with their hands up and to contest at the release point.
Far too often the Suns seem to have weak contests, and opposing offenses are allowed to shoot all over the team.
Just look how a couple games ago Ryan Anderson torched the Suns by hitting eight three pointers and finished with 34 points.
This is a troublesome trend that can not continue if Phoenix will have any shot at a playoff spot.