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Eric Bledsoe returns to starting lineup for Suns

By Matt Moore | NBA writer

Eric Bledsoe starts Friday.  (USATSI)
Eric Bledsoe starts Friday. (USATSI)

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With the Suns flailing, having fallen out of the 8th seed and 3-7 in their last 10, the team is making an aggressive move, returning Eric Bledsoe, who came back from knee surgery last week, into the starting lineup.

The starting unit of Bledsoe-Dragic-Tucker-Frye-Plumlee is plus-11.1 per 48 minutes in 247 minutes over 19 games this season. So there's a reason to go with it to start. So there's a reason to go with this. The big key will be an improvement on the defensive end. The last 10 games, Phoenix is allowing over 113 points per 100 possessions, a nightmarish number compared to their season average of 104.3.

We'll see if the lineup change gets Phoenix right Friday vs. Boston.

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