Entries from October 2008

The Eastern Conference Suns?

October 31st, 2008 · No Comments

Who else cracked a smile when they saw Mike D’Antoni’s New York Knicks put up a 120 spot in their season opening-win, the most in a coaching debut since 1994? D’Antoni’s “Seven Seconds or Less” style may no longer be played at an arena near you, but that doesn’t mean Suns fans can’t still love […]

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Tags: Mike D'Antoni · New York Knicks · Phoenix Suns Analysis

Hornets 108, Suns 95 – Too many turnovers

October 30th, 2008 · No Comments

Thanks to a ridiculously long Houston-Dallas game to starts TNT’s doubleheader, the Suns trailed 9-0 before I could even start watching (and in less than two minutes at that), and it never felt like the Suns were in their eventual 108-95 loss to the Hornets. Somehow they managed to cut the lead to three with […]

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Tags: Amare Stoudemire · Bench · New Orleans Hornets · Phoenix Suns Recap · Raja Bell · Steve Nash · Terry Porter

Game Thread: Hornets (1-0) at Suns (1-0)

October 30th, 2008 · 3 Comments

Hornets 108, Suns 95  Suns             I used the word “revenge” in the headline of my Spurs postgame post, and Thursday night’s home opener against the Hornets would certainly fall into that category as well. New Orleans swept four games from the Suns last year, and if Phoenix had won […]

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Tags: New Orleans Hornets · Phoenix Suns Preview

Suns wings’ shot selection graphed out

October 30th, 2008 · No Comments

Check out this cool graph from a University of Columbia blog of the Suns wing players’ shot distribution from last season:Anybody who follows the Suns could tell you Grant Hill favors the midrange jumper and corner 3s, Raja Bell takes mainly 3s and long 2s and Leandro Barbosa shoots a number of 3-pointers but also […]

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Tags: Grant Hill · Leandro Barbosa · Matt Barnes · Phoenix Suns Analysis · Raja Bell

Suns 103, Spurs 98 – Revenge in the Alamo City

October 29th, 2008 · 2 Comments

Was anybody else thinking déjà vu when Duncan spotted up for that open game-tying 3 with seven seconds left? But unlike in Game 1 of last year’s playoffs series when Duncan’s miraculous 3-pointer led to a come-from-behind San Antonio victory the Suns never recovered from, this time his shot just rimmed out, just like Tony […]

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Tags: Amare Stoudemire · Bench · Goran Dragic · Phoenix Suns Recap · Robin Lopez · San Antonio Spurs · Shaquille O'Neal

Game Thread: Suns (0-0) at Spurs (0-0)

October 29th, 2008 · 1 Comment

Suns 103, Spurs 98       

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Tags: Phoenix Suns Preview · San Antonio Spurs