Entries from April 2010

Suns start slow before bench leads Game 5 rout

April 27th, 2010 · 5 Comments

PHOENIX — Halfway through the first quarter of Game 5, the Portland Trail Blazers led by 14 and Andre Miller was spraying jumpers all over the floor. Then the Suns flicked a switch and like that they resumed the regularly scheduled Phoenix blowouts we saw in Games 2 and 3, outscoring Portland 73-45 over the […]

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Tags: Bench · Channing Frye · Jared Dudley · Phoenix Suns · Phoenix Suns Recap · Playoffs · Portland Trail Blazers

The Roy Effect wears off in Game 5

April 26th, 2010 · 4 Comments

It’s hard to dispute that Brandon Roy’s 11th hour return in Game 4 gave the Portland Trail Blazers the emotional boost they needed to avoid going down 3-1 to the Suns. He only scored 10 that game, but the adrenaline rush the team got from their leader’s courageous return to the court just eight days […]

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Tags: Phoenix Suns · Phoenix Suns Analysis · Playoffs · Portland Trail Blazers

Robin Lopez to increase rehab after good report

April 26th, 2010 · 2 Comments

PHOENIX — Robin Lopez took his weekly visit to Dr. Christopher Huston of The Orthopedic Clinic Association today and received another good report. The Suns’ seven-footer who has not played since March 26 because of his injured back “will continue to have his rehabilitation workload increased based on the evaluation of the Suns’ medical staff […]

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Tags: Phoenix Suns · Phoenix Suns News · Playoffs · Portland Trail Blazers · Robin Lopez

Game 5 Preview: Trail Blazers at Suns

April 26th, 2010 · 7 Comments

Suns 107, Trail Blazers 88 PHOENIX — The series between the Phoenix Suns and Portland Trail Blazers is tied 2-2, but the team that exerts control of the tempo is a perfect 4-0. Not surprisingly, much of the talk at practice on Sunday as the Suns enter an all-important Game 5 was about pace. Now […]

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Tags: Pace · Phoenix Suns · Phoenix Suns Preview · Playoffs · Portland Trail Blazers

Hill wins NBA’s sportsmanship award

April 26th, 2010 · 1 Comment

The NBA announced Monday that Phoenix Suns forward Grant Hill is the 2009-2010 recipient of the Joe Dumars Trophy, which is presented yearly to the league’s Sportsmanship Award winner. The award is the 15-year veteran’s third such award, making him the first three-time winner in the award’s history; he’s also the only player to win […]

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Tags: Grant Hill · Phoenix Suns · Phoenix Suns News

Amare ‘upset’ about Suns’ Game 4 effort

April 25th, 2010 · 11 Comments

PHOENIX — Nobody on the Phoenix side was all too pleased in the hours following the team’s disappointing 96-87 loss in Game 4 to the Portland Trail Blazers. The reason for Amare Stoudemire’s displeasure was simple. “I don’t think we had great effort,” STAT said after Sunday morning’s practice. “They got a few rebounds off […]

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Tags: Amare Stoudemire · Jared Dudley · Phoenix Suns · Phoenix Suns News · Playoffs · Portland Trail Blazers