Entries from January 2009

Game Thread: Suns (23-15) at Celtics (33-9)

January 19th, 2009 · No Comments

Celtics 104, Suns 87             The Suns will get an up close and personal look at the kind of defense that wins championships in primetime on national TV Monday night when they visit the defending champion Boston Celtics. That’s not to say the Suns need to play Boston’s brand of […]

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Tags: Boston Celtics · Phoenix Suns Preview

Suns 117, Raptors 113 – The native Sun dominates

January 19th, 2009 · No Comments

If the Toronto Raptors had any kind of interest in Steve Nash before Sunday’s masterpiece, I wonder what they’re thinking now. Nash dished a season-high 18 assists to lead the Suns to a 117-113 victory in Toronto that featured ball movement galore thanks to him. The Suns assisted on about two-thirds of their baskets, while […]

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Tags: Phoenix Suns Recap · Steve Nash · Toronto Raptors

Game Thread: Suns (22-15) at Raptors (16-25)

January 18th, 2009 · No Comments

Suns 117, Raptors 113 The Suns better hope heading east will be able to staunch their bleeding, as they will play six games in the next nine days back East, including another pair of back-to-back sets after dropping back-to-back games back west. That all starts north of the border with an early Sunday morning visit […]

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Tags: Phoenix Suns Preview · Steve Nash · Toronto Raptors

T-Wolves 105, Suns 103 – Another disappointing L

January 17th, 2009 · No Comments

So let me get this straight, the freaking Cardinals of all teams are hosting the NFC Championship Game on Sunday and the Suns can’t even beat a Minnesota team that entered today 0-14 against the West’s elite? And what does that say about the Suns being among the top teams in the Western Conference? I […]

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Tags: Grant Hill · Jason Richardson · Minnesota Timberwolves · Phoenix Suns Recap · Shaquille O'Neal · Steve Nash

Game Thread: T-Wolves (11-26) at Suns (22-14)

January 16th, 2009 · No Comments

Timberwolves 105, Suns 103             So this is what the Suns saved Shaq for? An 11-26 Minnesota squad? Really? When he could have been the difference against the Nuggets? The last time the Suns played the Wolves it was also as the second game of a back-to-back, and Phoenix held […]

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Tags: Minnesota Timberwolves · Phoenix Suns Preview · Shaquille O'Neal · Steve Nash

Nuggets 119, Suns 113 OT – A whistle short

January 16th, 2009 · 2 Comments

Since getting killed in New Orleans and Dallas on consecutive nights to culminate a four-game losing streak at the beginning of December, the Suns have been right there in every game they have lost. Unfortunately, once again Phoenix grasped defeat from the jaws of victory Thursday in Denver, falling 119-113 in overtime, meanwhile failing to […]

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Tags: Amare Stoudemire · Bench · Denver Nuggets · Grant Hill · Matt Barnes · Phoenix Suns Recap · Robin Lopez