Entries from December 2009

Suns 118, Lakers 103 — Back to November

December 28th, 2009 · 9 Comments

PHOENIX — The Phoenix Suns entered the season as a team with a chip on its shoulder, a disrespected squad out to prove that the reports of its demise were greatly exaggerated. They played team ball, they rebounded by committee and they at least made an effort to play defense during the first month of […]

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Tags: Bench · Los Angeles Lakers · Phoenix Suns · Phoenix Suns Recap · Rebounding

Dudley does it again

December 28th, 2009 · 1 Comment

PHOENIX — Suns forward Jared Dudley is really something else. The self-described man with no hops rose up to block Lakers 7-footer Andrew Bynum thanks to impeccable “timing,” and then on the ensuing jump ball Dudley spun around to steal Bynum’s tap, an illegal move but one that seemed to confuse the refs more than […]

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Tags: Channing Frye · Jared Dudley · Los Angeles Lakers · Phoenix Suns · Phoenix Suns News

Preview: Lakers (24-5) at Suns (19-12)

December 28th, 2009 · No Comments

Suns 118, Lakers 103 PHOENIX — With the Suns struggling through a 5-9 December, the last thing they need is a date with the NBA-leading Lakers. And a Wednesday visit from the road-best Boston Celtics won’t be too timely either, but the Suns of course have no choice but to play the schedule put in […]

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Tags: Los Angeles Lakers · Phoenix Suns · Phoenix Suns Preview

Warriors 132, Suns 127 — Road skid continues

December 27th, 2009 · 7 Comments

Through 31 games it is crystal clear that there are two circumstances in which this Phoenix Suns team crashes and burns: road games and back-to-backs. Both of those situations collided tonight to result in a disappointing 132-127 loss to the lowly 8-21 Golden State Warriors. The Suns dropped their seventh straight game on the road […]

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Tags: Defense · Golden State Warriors · Phoenix Suns · Phoenix Suns Recap · Steve Nash

Preview: Suns (19-11) at Warriors (7-21)

December 26th, 2009 · No Comments

Warriors 132, Suns 127 PHOENIX — I can’t for the life of me figure out how the Golden State Warriors have only won one game for every three they have lost. This is a very talented team (on paper on the offensive side of the ball at least). Monta Ellis, Anthony Randolph, Stephen Curry, even […]

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Tags: Golden State Warriors · Phoenix Suns · Phoenix Suns Preview

Suns 124, Clippers 93 — A Christmas blowout

December 25th, 2009 · 4 Comments

PHOENIX — When Alvin Gentry called his first timeout just 5:49 into the game, the Suns trailed 18-10, were getting pounded on the glass 14-2 and seemed content to make this a very merry Christmas for the visiting Los Angeles Clippers. We probably cannot print whatever words Gentry used in that huddle, but whatever he […]

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Tags: Bench · Grant Hill · Leandro Barbosa · Los Angeles Clippers · Phoenix Suns · Phoenix Suns Recap · Rebounding