Entries from October 2009

He can feel Amare’s pain

October 19th, 2009 · 4 Comments

When I covered Arizona basketball two seasons ago, I knew what Jerryd Bayless was going through when he sprained his MCL because I had sprained my MCL a few months prior playing ball. I chided him a bit for missing his only collegiate game in Phoenix at ASU about a week and a half or […]

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Tags: Amare Stoudemire

Sixers spank Suns in Mexico

October 18th, 2009 · 4 Comments

Second chance points, rebounding, defense and turnovers. Those four things will be a key determinant in the Suns’ success this season. The team’s win over the Trail Blazers two games ago was one of those games in which the Suns’ stellar offense outweighed those four factors, but tonight’s game against the Philadelphia 76ers was a completely different […]

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Tags: Amare Stoudemire · Defense · Jason Richardson · Philadelphia 76ers · Phoenix Suns Recap · Rebounding · Turnovers

Continent-hopping Suns set for rematch in Mexico

October 17th, 2009 · 3 Comments

PHOENIX — Call them the North America Suns. The Suns will be hitting every country in this continent during preseason road trips, starting with Sunday’s 4 p.m. rematch against the 76ers in Monterrey, Mexico, to be televised on NBA TV. Phoenix will also battle the Blazers in Canada next week. “I think it’s a great […]

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Tags: Alvin Gentry · Amare Stoudemire · Jason Richardson · Philadelphia 76ers · Phoenix Suns Preview

Phoenix’s bench holds off Philly after nearly blowing it

October 16th, 2009 · 3 Comments

PHOENIX — You can look at a number of different stats to analyze how a basketball player played, but really it comes down to this: did his team score more points than it gave up while he was on the floor? Thus Friday night’s Suns-Sixers game can be boiled down to two statistics relating to […]

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Tags: Amare Stoudemire · Channing Frye · Jared Dudley · Philadelphia 76ers · Phoenix Suns Recap · Steve Nash

The first ever ValleyoftheSuns mailbag

October 16th, 2009 · No Comments

As many of you know, I co-hosted my first ever Phoenix Suns chat on ESPN.com Wednesday afternoon.  Suffice it say, I was a little excited about that. But unlike the chats I’ve hosted on ValleyoftheSuns in the past, we had tons of extra questions I didn’t get to, so that means it’s time to roll […]

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Tags: Phoenix Suns Analysis

Suns hold off Trail Blazers for first preseason win

October 14th, 2009 · 1 Comment

I know that NBA preseason games are not the most accurate indicator of future success, but the Suns showed that they are in fact the team that Suns fans expect them to be this season. To steal one from former Arizona Cardinals coach Denny Green: “They are who we thought they were.” The Suns’ 110-104 victory […]

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Tags: Bench · Defense · Offense · Phoenix Suns Recap · Portland Trail Blazers · Rebounding · Steve Nash