P.J. Tucker’s production has slipped this young season in Phoenix — he is coming off the bench and giving them 6.6 points and 5.6 rebounds a night — but they still count on him for better than 25 minutes a night of physical, veteran play.
Except they didn’t have him Monday night in Boston.
He was suspended for a violation of team rules and was inactive for the game, although Paul Coro of the Arizona Republic has the details.
It ended up not mattering as the Suns got the win behind a big night from brothers Markieff Morris and Marcus Morris: 43 points on 29 shots, plus 12 rebounds, 12 assists, and 5 steals. With Tucker out rookie T.J. Warren got his first meaningful run and was 3-of-5 shooting and hit a key three in the fourth quarter. He looked like a guy who should see the floor more.