Entries from November 2009

Pro/Con: Should the Suns keep Collins?

November 21st, 2009 · 18 Comments

We are still a week or so away from the Suns having to make this decision, but with Robin Lopez returning to practice on Friday for his first full-contact workout since fracturing his foot during training camp, the Suns will soon have to decide whether it’s worth keeping Jarron Collins around. ValleyoftheSuns’ Michael Schwartz and […]

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Tags: Jarron Collins · Phoenix Suns Analysis

Hornets 110, Suns 103 — Killed on the glass

November 19th, 2009 · 5 Comments

Earlier this week on the ValleyoftheSuns podcast, I cited rebounding as the biggest surprise of Phoenix Suns’ early hot streak, and rightfully so. The Suns entered tonight’s contest at New Orleans outrebounding their opponents by two boards per game. But on a night when the Suns couldn’t seem to come up with any loose balls, the Hornets took […]

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Tags: New Orleans Hornets · Phoenix Suns Recap · Rebounding

Game Thread: Suns (10-2) at Hornets (4-8)

November 19th, 2009 · 3 Comments

Hornets 110, Suns 103 There is every reason to believe the Phoenix Suns will win this basketball game. They are playing so well as a team that it’s as if they can do no wrong, and they’re facing a New Orleans squad without its best player by far (CP3). To add insult to injury, the last […]

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Tags: New Orleans Hornets · Phoenix Suns Preview

Suns 111, Rockets 105 — Clutch in Clutch City

November 18th, 2009 · 8 Comments

Wins are coming so easy to the Phoenix Suns these days, it’s almost as if they feel the need to spot the opposition a lead. That’s what happened Tuesday night when the Suns trailed the Rockets 49-34 midway through the second quarter after a Chase Budinger slam. Up to that point it had been all […]

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Tags: Amare Stoudemire · Houston Rockets · Jarron Collins · Phoenix Suns Recap · Steve Nash

Game Thread: Suns (9-2) at Rockets (6-4)

November 17th, 2009 · 1 Comment

Suns 111, Rockets 105 After a brief stop home to beat the Raptors, the Suns are  – surprise — on the road again, this time for a tilt in Houston before a battle in New Orleans. It’s been that kind of season thus far, with the Suns playing seven games in seven cities (including Phoenix) […]

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Tags: Houston Rockets · Phoenix Suns Preview

VotS Suns podcast — Amare birthday edition

November 17th, 2009 · 2 Comments

On this “Happy birthday, Amare” edition of the ValleyoftheSuns podcast, Michael Schwartz, Mike Schmitz and Tyler Lockman discuss the keys to the Suns’ hot start, whether they can keep it up and what the biggest surprises of the early going have been. Audio from head coach Alvin Gentry and two-time MVP Steve Nash is mixed […]

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Tags: Phoenix Suns Podcasts