Entries from March 2010

Earl Clark preparing for his chance

March 24th, 2010 · 4 Comments

PHOENIX — When Steve Kerr said on Draft Day that he couldn’t see how lottery pick Earl Clark would earn time over guys like Jared Dudley and Lou Amundson, I thought it was just his way of motivating the 14th overall selection in the 2009 draft. Instead Clark hasn’t made much more of an impact […]

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Tags: Amare Stoudemire · Earl Clark · Jared Dudley · Phoenix Suns · Phoenix Suns News

Suns 133, Warriors 131 — The old way to win

March 23rd, 2010 · 14 Comments

The Suns beat the Blazers on Sunday by shutting Portland down in the fourth quarter with a zone defense in a game played at a deliberate pace in a serious playoff atmosphere. But don’t think Phoenix has forgotten its roots. With Monday’s opponent being the blazing fast Warriors, the Suns won the kind of shootout […]

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Tags: Amare Stoudemire · Defense · Golden State Warriors · Jason Richardson · Phoenix Suns · Phoenix Suns Recap

Preview: Suns (44-26) at Warriors (19-50)

March 22nd, 2010 · 3 Comments

Suns 133, Warriors 131 If ever there was a trap game, this one has to be a trap game. I know, I know. We at ValleyoftheSuns have called a lot of games “trap games” this season. And it wasn’t that they weren’t justified, it just ended up that the Suns won most of them. And […]

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

Suns 93, Blazers 87 — A new way to win

March 22nd, 2010 · 10 Comments

PHOENIX — Anybody who has been a Phoenix Suns fan for more than five minutes knows all the reasons the Suns “can’t” win in the playoffs. They don’t play defense. Their half-court offense sputters when the tempo slows. They can’t grind out victories. Nobody will ever confuse these Suns with the San Antonio Spurs, but […]

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Tags: Amare Stoudemire · Defense · Jared Dudley · Jason Richardson · Phoenix Suns · Phoenix Suns Recap · Portland Trail Blazers · Steve Nash

Preview: Blazers (42-28) at Suns (43-26)

March 21st, 2010 · No Comments

Suns 93, Blazers 87 PHOENIX — There is a lot of talk about “must-win games” at this point of an NBA season. The reality is until you get to April, it’s doubtful that your season will actually end if you don’t pull through with a victory. The only true must-win games are elimination games. With […]

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Tags: Amare Stoudemire · Phoenix Suns · Phoenix Suns Preview · Portland Trail Blazers

Suns 110, Jazz 100 — Amare’s unstoppable

March 19th, 2010 · 6 Comments

PHOENIX — Twice this season the Phoenix Suns have taken solid leads into the fourth quarter against the Utah Jazz. Twice this season the Jazz have stormed back with monster fourth quarters to score a resounding victory. So this time around when the Suns built a 14-point lead after three by holding Utah to a […]

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Tags: Amare Stoudemire · Defense · Grant Hill · Phoenix Suns · Phoenix Suns Recap · Robin Lopez · Steve Nash · Utah Jazz