Entries from December 2009

Pre-game notes: Thunder at Suns

December 23rd, 2009 · No Comments

PHOENIX — A few pre-game notes and quotes live from US Airways Center courtesy of Suns head coach Alvin Gentry: On the Thunder: “They play extremely hard, they play with a lot of energy and you know the only thing that has hurt them right now is that they’ve been young and they haven’t been […]

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Tags: Oklahoma City Thunder · Phoenix Suns · Phoenix Suns News

Preview: Thunder (13-14) at Suns (18-10)

December 23rd, 2009 · No Comments

Thunder 117, Suns 113 PHOENIX — For the first time in 20 home games, the Phoenix Suns will arrive at US Airways Center looking to avenge a loss on their home floor when they take on the Oklahoma City Thunder on Wednesday night. With just the one day off the Suns haven’t had too much […]

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Tags: Oklahoma City Thunder · Phoenix Suns · Phoenix Suns Preview

Now playing in the Purple Palace: Big Game James

December 22nd, 2009 · 2 Comments

Editor’s Note: I apologize for running a story on a recent local former college star not named Chase Budinger, Jerryd Bayless or Jordan Hill. I suppose there’s a reason this blog isn’t called ValleyoftheWildcats. This Wednesday marks the Purple Palace debut of 2008-2009 Arizona State University consensus First-Team All-American James Harden. Harden was the third overall […]

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Tags: Oklahoma City Thunder

Cavaliers 109, Suns 91 — Home dominance halted

December 22nd, 2009 · 10 Comments

PHOENIX — When I used to cover baseball, I always used to dread walking into a losing locker room because it felt like a morgue, with only a player or two staying around to speak with the media in hushed tones and the rest of the clubhouse eerily silent. That’s not a feeling I’ve experienced […]

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Tags: Amare Stoudemire · Cleveland Cavaliers · Phoenix Suns · Phoenix Suns Recap · Shaquille O'Neal · Steve Nash · Turnovers

The return of the Shaqtus

December 21st, 2009 · No Comments

PHOENIX — Shaq, LeBron, Nash, Amare. There’s a palpable excitement in US Airways Center this evening as the Suns get set to take on one of the NBA’s elite teams, the Cleveland Cavaliers, in a star-studded matchup. “It should be fun to play against these guys,” Suns head coach Alvin Gentry said about an hour […]

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Tags: Cleveland Cavaliers · Phoenix Suns · Phoenix Suns Analysis · Shaquille O'Neal

Preview: Cavaliers (20-8) at Suns (18-9)

December 21st, 2009 · 1 Comment

Cavaliers 109, Suns 91 PHOENIX — With nine of the next 11 games at home, you would think the Suns would finally have a chance to take a deep breath. But according to Alvin Gentry, there is no room for relaxation. Gentry explained that there is no way that his team can think about its […]

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