Trans. Mar 16 4:58 ET (Mar 16 4:58 ET ) The Phoenix Suns are trying to move into a Western Conference playoff position, and their chances of doing so seem better with a consistent Gerald Green. They'll go for their third straight win Monday night in Brooklyn as Green tries to string together consecutive solid performances after overcoming a shooting slump. The first of those came when Eric Bledsoe returned from a 33-game absence, and Green has returned to the bench for the last two.
Eric Bledsoe knocked down all 10 attempts from the line on Sunday during a 121-113 win over the Raptors, scoring a total of 14 points with four boards, three assists and four turnovers in 29 minutes.
The Scoop:The Suns went to the line a ridiculous 23 times in the third quarter and exploded for 35 points in that frame to give them a lead they were able to hold the rest of the way. Bledsoe was attacking the basket in relentless fashion and today was just another reminder of how much fun he is to watch. While the watch factor is nice, fantasy owners would still love him on their teams for his production alone.
Eric Bledsoe grabbed 10 rebounds against the Celtics on Friday during his first start since a knee injury back in January, adding 17 points, four assists and one steal in 29 minutes.
The Scoop:It was fairly obvious he was going to start tonight after starting the second half of Wednesday's game in his return to the lineup. Bledsoe seems like he's just about "back" as far as style of play goes, but his shot isn't falling yet. He's an absolute must-start player in any league. Additionally, there are not many players as fun to watch as the 24-year-old guard.
Goran Dragic scored 20 points and the Phoenix Suns scored the last seven to beat the cold-shooting Boston Celtics 87-80 Friday night. After Jeff Green's two free throws for Boston made it 80-80 with 2:02 left, the fourth tie of the fourth quarter, Alex Len started the decisive spurt with a three-point play on a tip-in and a free throw. The Suns finished the scoring with a dunk by Markieff Morris and a layup by Dragic. Eric Bledsoe had 17 points and 10 rebounds and Morris added 15 points for Phoenix, which broke a three-game losing streak and moved one game behind Memphis for the eighth and final Western Conference playoff spot.