Posted: March 15, 2013
It’s no secret -- or the worst kept secret in the NBA -- that the Phoenix Suns aren’t having the season they expected when they embarked on the 2012-13 campaign with the start of free agency last July. Orange carpets were rolled out, offers were made, trades were consummated, contracts were signed and press conferences were held. All of it happening with the expectation that a winning season was within grasp.
Marcus Morris has never felt as good in the NBA as he feels right now.
Fortunately for the Suns, that confidence is heading with him and his teammates into Houston tonight for the first time since he was traded from the Rockets to Phoenix last month. It’ll be his second opportunity in three games to show his former team what it’s missing.
“This is a big chance for me to be myself,” Morris said. “I’m just taking advantage of the opportunity.”
Following a win over the Rockets on Saturday, the Suns are expecting Houston to give everything it has in Wednesday’s rematch.
Battling against a 34-30 team that is not only looking for a little revenge but also playing for its postseason life, guard Kendall Marshall said Phoenix will need to slow down Houston’s effective offense to prevent the Rockets from launching to victory again.