Entries from February 2010

Spurs 113, Suns 110 — Another bizarre ending

February 28th, 2010 · 13 Comments

When the Phoenix Suns and San Antonio Spurs renew acquaintances, we have come to expect the unexpected. In the playoffs there was the franchise-altering forearm shiver and the Duncan banked three, and then last year there was the Roger Mason game-winning buzzer beater in the corner. But those endings almost look commonplace compared to what […]

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Tags: Amare Stoudemire · Jason Richardson · Phoenix Suns · Phoenix Suns Recap · Robin Lopez · San Antonio Spurs · Steve Nash

Preview: Suns (37-23) at Spurs (32-24)

February 27th, 2010 · 3 Comments

Spurs 113, Suns 110 After nearly falling to .500 while slumping in December and January, the Suns set up a make-or-break February. Having won nine of 11 games this month, it appears the Suns opted for “make.” The team seemed to flip a switch and start playing their best basketball of the season. There have been […]

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Tags: Phoenix Suns · Phoenix Suns Preview · San Antonio Spurs

Suns 125, Clippers 112 — Lopez cripples Clippers

February 26th, 2010 · 9 Comments

After starting 21-31 and dumping one of their best players at the trade deadline, there have been few bright spots in the Los Angeles Clippers’ season. A recent three-game winning streak, which included a win over the decent Charlotte Bobcats, had things going the Clippers’ way if only for a week. Then they had to […]

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Tags: Los Angeles Clippers · Phoenix Suns · Phoenix Suns Recap · Robin Lopez

Preview: Clippers (24-33) at Suns (36-23)

February 26th, 2010 · No Comments

Suns 125, Clippers 112 PHOENIX — Everybody knows the Phoenix Suns are a devastating offensive basketball team. They currently lead the NBA in offensive efficiency (averaging 110.9 points per 100 possessions), as they have every year since Steve Nash returned to Phoenix in 2004. But that’s not the reason the Suns have won 10 of […]

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Tags: Defense · Los Angeles Clippers · Phoenix Suns · Phoenix Suns Preview

Does zone defense work in the pro game?

February 25th, 2010 · 5 Comments

There are not many NBA teams that implement a zone defense in the professional game. However, one of those few teams is your Phoenix Suns, a squad that will mix in this defense, which can occasionally be beneficial but in the same breath detrimental to their success. Now everyone knows the 2-3 zone from college […]

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Tags: Defense · Phoenix Suns · Phoenix Suns Analysis

Suns 106, 76ers 95 — J-Rich’s magic number

February 25th, 2010 · 2 Comments

PHOENIX — We all know there are three types of lies: lies, damned lies and statistics. But that old axiom doesn’t ring true anymore when a statistic becomes a trend, and that’s exactly what you can call the fact that the Suns almost always win when Jason Richardson scores 20-plus points. J-Rich did it again […]

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Tags: Jason Richardson · Philadelphia 76ers · Phoenix Suns · Phoenix Suns Recap · Steve Nash