Scuffle erupts between Phoenix's Markieff Morris, Archie Goodwin during Suns game against Warriors
Tempers flared in the Phoenix bench between Archie Goodwin and teammate Markieff Morris. AP

THE Phoenix Suns’ season continued its downward spiral on Wednesday (Thursday Manila time) after two of their players had a shocking shoving match in the game they lost against the Golden State Warriors.

During a timeout against the Warriors, TV cameras caught Markieff Morris shoving Archie Goodwin at the bench before teammates intervened to prevent the incident from escalating.

The Suns lost the game, 112-104.

The incident is the latest in what's been a turbulent season for the once-promising Suns. Already beset with injuries to their stars Eric Bledsoe and Brandon Knight, Phoenix would go on to fire their head coach Jeff Hornacek a few weeks ago after a disappointing 14-35 start.

Phoenix is just 3.5 games ahead of the Los Angeles Lakers from the bottom of the Western Conference standings, with a 14-40 win-loss card, and have not won a game since interim head coach Earl Watson took over.

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