Suns Lost Their Identity In Losses

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The Suns know exactly who they are supposed to be.

They have been the underestimated team with the overwhelming offense all season.

But twice in this deadlocked playoff series with Portland, the Trail Blazers have been suspects in the identity theft of the Suns.

Phoenix got outworked in losses in Games 1 and 4 and wasted good defense by reverting to giving up too many second chances or not running after missed shots by Portland. The Suns' relay of scorers turned into an afternoon run/walk in Game 4, a pace to Portland's liking.

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