Entries from January 2009

Bulls 122, Suns 111 – Another dead end

January 31st, 2009 · 6 Comments

It’s getting harder and harder to have faith in the Phoenix Suns these days. Aside from Leandro Barbosa, Grant Hill and maybe Steve Nash, it just didn’t seem like anybody really cared that awful much while the Suns dropped another one, this time 122-111 to Chicago. Yes, the same Chicago team whose owner called the […]

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Tags: Amare Stoudemire · Chicago Bulls · Grant Hill · Leandro Barbosa · Phoenix Suns Recap · Rebounding · Steve Nash

Game Thread: Bulls (20-27) at Suns (25-19)

January 31st, 2009 · No Comments

Bulls 122, Suns 111             The Suns will get to see just what kind of a difference Shaq makes in tonight’s tilt against the Bulls. Chicago dominated the first meeting, winning 100-83 on Nov. 7 on its home floor, in a game Shaq missed for rest, an issue Bulls head […]

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Tags: Chicago Bulls · Phoenix Suns Preview · Shaquille O'Neal

Spurs 114, Suns 104 – Same old story

January 30th, 2009 · 8 Comments

The script is often different, but it always ends in the same painful manner when the Suns and Spurs renew acquaintances. Thursday’s 114-104 demoralizer was just more of the same. This script read great offensive first half with zero turnovers – that’s right, no turnovers – but no lead either because San Antonio’s offense was […]

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Tags: Grant Hill · Phoenix Suns Recap · San Antonio Spurs · Shaquille O'Neal · Steve Nash

Game Thread: Spurs (30-14) at Suns (25-18)

January 29th, 2009 · 1 Comment

Spurs 114, Suns 104           With the Suns’ season at somewhat of a crossroads, who else would be in town to welcome them home from a grueling six-game road trip than their old friends, the San Antonio Spurs? San Antonio games are always bigger for Phoenix because that’s the team the […]

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Tags: Phoenix Suns Preview · San Antonio Spurs

Bring back Iavaroni … as an assistant

January 29th, 2009 · 2 Comments

NBA coaches are often benefactors or victims of their situations. Everybody knows Phil Jackson is a great coach, but would he have won nine NBA championships without Michael Jordan, Scottie Pippen, Shaquille O’Neal and Kobe Bryant? In that same vein Marc Iavaroni wouldn’t possess a 33-90 career head coaching mark if he wasn’t in charge […]

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Tags: Marc Iavaroni · Phoenix Suns Analysis · Terry Porter

Should Shaq, Nash join Amare in Phoenix?

January 28th, 2009 · 5 Comments

I’ll be the first to admit my ValleyoftheSuns.com poll is far from scientific, but it certainly says something when 88.4 percent of my 155 voters don’t believe Amare Stoudemire should start the All-Star Game. Granted, the stats, national analysts and basically anyone who follows the NBA favors Dirk Nowitzki for that spot, but usually polls […]

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Tags: All-Star Weekend · Amare Stoudemire · Phoenix Suns Analysis · Shaquille O'Neal · Steve Nash