The Suns apparently didn’t learn from Norris Cole and Hassan Whiteside, though this miscue by P.J. Tucker and Eric Bledsoe was a bit more complex.
Tucker was going out of bounds to get the ball from Bledsoe, who had already picked it up behind the baseline. But before Tucker could get there, Bledsoe inbounded the ball, and Tucker couldn’t stop his momentum. So, Bledsoe put Tucker in a nearly impossible spot.
But why was Tucker going out of bounds? Why not just let Bledsoe inbound him the ball and then pass it back once Bledsoe came inbounds?
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