Entries from April 2010

Batum a game-time decision for Game 4 vs. Suns; Amare not suspended for elbowing Aldridge

April 23rd, 2010 · 4 Comments

Portland Trail Blazers forward Nicolas Batum will be a game-time decision for the second straight game after re-aggravating his strained right shoulder in the second quarter of Thursday night’s loss to the Suns, according to John Hollinger’s Twitter account and The Oregonian’s Jason Quick. Quick wrote in an online chat: “Batum incidentally is being listed […]

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

Suns-Trail Blazers: Across the nation April 23

April 23rd, 2010 · 1 Comment

The Suns did what they wanted to do on Thursday night, going up 2-1 in the series while embarrassing the Trail Blazers on their own floor. With the advantage back in the Suns’ hands, here’s the latest links from around the nation… Dave at BlazersEdge says the Trail Blazers can’t panic and rush Brandon Roy […]

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

J-Rich torches Blazers, leads Suns to Game 3 win

April 22nd, 2010 · 25 Comments

When many Suns fans think of Jason Richardson, they think of his salary cap number. They think about how $13.3 million this year and $14.4 million next season is too much for a shooting guard with a knack for disappearing at the wrong times and not playing as good of defense as he should. But […]

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Tags: Amare Stoudemire · Jason Richardson · Phoenix Suns · Phoenix Suns Recap · Playoffs · Portland Trail Blazers

Blazers lack offense to combat Suns’ double teams

April 22nd, 2010 · 9 Comments

There is no arguing tonight was the Jason Richardson show. His 42 points and eight treys were undoubtedly the difference in the game, but oftentimes even when one of the Suns goes off offensively, Phoenix still allows its opponent to hang around. But tonight Phoenix threw a double team at LaMarcus Aldridge that forced the […]

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

Game 3 Preview: Suns at Trail Blazers

April 22nd, 2010 · 5 Comments

Suns 108, Trail Blazers 89 PHOENIX — And into enemy territory they go. After splitting with the Trail Blazers at home, the Suns head to the Rose Garden, where a hostile welcome awaits. Few would have thought before the playoffs began that the series would be knotted at a game apiece heading to Portland, but […]

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

Alvin Gentry develops bench, keys surprise year

April 22nd, 2010 · 7 Comments

PHOENIX — Two years ago after another gruesome playoff loss to San Antonio, Suns GM Steve Kerr asked head coach Mike D’Antoni to make a stronger commitment to defense and develop his bench. We don’t know the exact details of the conversation between Kerr and D’Antoni, but we do know that as a result of […]

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Tags: Alvin Gentry · Phoenix Suns · Phoenix Suns Analysis · Phoenix Suns News · Playoffs · Portland Trail Blazers