The Phoenix Suns are really good at scoring points but even better, or worse depending on your perspective, at allowing points on the defensive end.
The Suns allow a league-worst 116 points per game, although their defensive efficiency of 107 points per 100 possessions ranks them ahead of four other teams.
No, not the Pacers. The defensive numbers for the Pacers have improved thanks to the last two games, finding them 13th in the league at 104 points per 100 possession. Regardless, those numbers will likely rise after playing the Suns so they better shoot for that 116 point mark just to be safe.
We also learned on Thursday that Ben Bentil, the player the Pacers acquired from Boston for a D-League assignment, played so well in his first game with the Mad Ants that he was offered a 60-day contract to play overseas. Rakeem Christmas will take his spot in the lineup with Fort Wayne starting on Sunday.