Entries from December 2009

A victory on the court, a loss on the gridiron

December 31st, 2009 · No Comments

Channing Frye scored a season-high 26 points on Wednesday. He also recorded his second consecutive double-digit rebound game (and just his fourth of the season) after staying in single digits on the boards in every previous December contest. His Suns beat an NBA powerhouse for the second straight outing as well, but Wednesday was not […]

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Tags: Amare Stoudemire · Channing Frye · Goran Dragic · Phoenix Suns · Phoenix Suns News

Suns 116, Celtics 98 — No stars, no letdown

December 30th, 2009 · 8 Comments

PHOENIX — A couple months down the line when we look back on the Dec. 30 game on Phoenix’s schedule, “Suns 116, Celtics 98” will look much better than it was in real life. The game notes say the Suns joined last year’s world champion Lakers as the only teams to sweep a season series […]

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Tags: Amare Stoudemire · Boston Celtics · Channing Frye · Phoenix Suns · Phoenix Suns Recap

Garnett out tonight vs. Suns, Rondo to play

December 30th, 2009 · No Comments

PHOENIX — Kevin Garnett will miss tonight’s game with a sore right knee. He is not with the team, and Rasheed Wallace will start in his place. However, Rajon Rondo will play despite a sore left hamstring. But don’t expect the Suns to adjust their game plan just because two-thirds of the Big Three will […]

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Tags: Boston Celtics · Phoenix Suns · Phoenix Suns News

Preview: Celtics (23-7) at Suns (20-12)

December 30th, 2009 · No Comments

Suns 116, Celtics 98 PHOENIX — It’s amazing how different this Phoenix Suns team is when it plays with energy. At their most energetic Monday against the Lakers, the Suns looked like world beaters. On the flip side, when they don’t have that pop their defense is less than ordinary, their rebounding is atrocious and […]

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Tags: Boston Celtics · Phoenix Suns · Phoenix Suns Preview · Robin Lopez

Slowing down Rondo is the key versus the C’s

December 29th, 2009 · 5 Comments

There are two equally important game initiatives the Suns must accomplish on Wednesday in order to have a good chance of beating the Eastern Conference-leading Boston Celtics. For starters, the Suns’ guards MUST slow down Rajon Rondo in the open court. Rondo has become an elite point guard in this league and is especially skilled at […]

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Tags: Boston Celtics · Phoenix Suns

Tucker banished to Minnesota for cap purposes

December 29th, 2009 · 2 Comments

I’m often asked on Daily Dime Live chats about what trade the Suns need to make to vault them to contender status. This one isn’t it, but the Suns did save a few more dollars by jettisoning seldom-used guard Alando Tucker to Minnesota with a conditional second-rounder and cash for Jason Hart, whose non-guaranteed contract […]

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Tags: Alando Tucker · Jarron Collins · Phoenix Suns News · Taylor Griffin · Trades