Entries from February 2009

Suns 133, Raptors 113 – Shaqtastic

February 28th, 2009 · 2 Comments

With Steve Nash missing another game, everyone knew Shaq needed to step up.  Nobody thought he’d step up like this. Shaq went off – to the tune of 45 points, 11 rebounds, three steals, and a block, while only missing five of his 25 shots from the field. With only Chris Bosh as a legitimate […]

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Tags: Grant Hill · Louis Amundson · Phoenix Suns Recap · Shaquille O'Neal · Steve Nash · Toronto Raptors

Game Thread: Raptors (23-36) at Suns (32-25)

February 27th, 2009 · 1 Comment

Suns 133, Raptors 113 In January, the Suns lost homes games they should have won against Indiana, Minnesota and Chicago, defeats that were mitigated by the other victories Phoenix recorded against a soft schedule. If they lose to Toronto tonight at US Airways Center, the Suns will have nothing cushy to fall back on. Instead […]

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Tags: Phoenix Suns Preview · Toronto Raptors

Lakers 132, Suns 106 – No chance in LAL

February 27th, 2009 · 1 Comment

Take LeBron and Mo Williams off the Cavs, KG and Paul Pierce off the Celtics and Kobe and Pau off the Lakers and those teams will struggle. For a team like the Suns that was on the outside looking in at the playoff race even at full strength this season, they certainly weren’t going to […]

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Tags: Alando Tucker · Los Angeles Lakers · Phoenix Suns Recap · Shaquille O'Neal · Steve Nash

Game Thread: Suns (32-24) at Lakers (47-10)

February 26th, 2009 · 1 Comment

Lakers 132, Suns 106           PHOENIX – If the glass is half full, Alvin Gentry’s 4-1 start ties Scott Skiles for the best five-game beginning in franchise history. If the glass is half empty, the Suns have beaten the Clippers twice, the Thunder and the Bobcats while getting worked by the […]

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Tags: Los Angeles Lakers · Phoenix Suns Podcasts · Phoenix Suns Preview · Shaquille O'Neal · Steve Nash

Suns to count on Fropez …. eventually

February 26th, 2009 · No Comments

PHOENIX – If you had told me at the beginning of the year that Amare Stoudemire would miss extended time and Robin Lopez still would not crack the rotation, I would have thought you were crazier than Terry Porter trying to slow down the Suns. Hell, I thought Lopez would make an impact in a […]

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Tags: Amare Stoudemire · Leandro Barbosa · Phoenix Suns Analysis · Robin Lopez · Shaquille O'Neal · Steve Nash

Suns 112, Bobcats 102 – Old friends denied

February 24th, 2009 · 1 Comment

PHOENIX – When Steve Nash hobbled off the court with the help of Leandro Barbosa after landing awkwardly on a three-point attempt, you could hear the hush in the crowd at US Airways Center. After everything else that has befallen the Suns this season, losing Nash would be only the latest calamity. “I can’t say […]

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Tags: Bench · Boris Diaw · Charlotte Bobcats · Jason Richardson · Phoenix Suns Recap · Raja Bell · Steve Nash