Lindsey Hunter spent the time after his team’s embarrassing loss to the Boston Celtics running his players through intense practice, and he treated Sunday’ night’s game against the San Antonio Spurs as an in-house scrimmage, running through a 12-man rotation. A few days after he said the Suns didn’t get respect from the Boston Celtics, the theme arose once again in a 97-87 loss to the Spurs. Sure, Phoenix displayed more resiliency and a refreshing effort, but the frustrations within the game still lent evidence that the Suns have the tallest of mountains to climb. There are no moral victories when 18-39.
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