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One Glaring Stat Sticks out from the Slumping Suns

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The Phoenix Suns have a multitude of problems that have contributed to them losing eight of their last 11 games and four of their last five.

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However, there is one stat that has drastically dropped off since before this time.

Phoenix has 10 players on its roster that shot over 35% from three last season.

Before Nov. 29 when the Suns started this 3-8 stretch, Phoenix was second in the NBA in three-point shooting at 39.3% and were taking 33.2 three-pointers per game. Since, they are last in the league in attempts (28.2) and 29th in percentage (31.9%). 

Diving deeper, the Suns have made a combined 17 three-pointers over their last three games. Phoenix is shooting 21.5% as a team from deep during this period.

This is what in part has led to the team’s leading three-point shooter in attempts and makes, Eric Gordon, to come out and say he needs to talk with coach Frank Vogel about expanding his role. Gordon had 0 points on only two shot attempts in Phoenix’s 120-105 loss to the Sacramento Kings last night.

The Suns have a huge Christmas Day matchup coming up against the Mavericks Monday night, so they need to find some answers by then.

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Brendan Mau is a senior writer covering the Phoenix Suns and more for Burn City Sports. You can follow him on X via @Brendan_Mau

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