Entries from May 2010

The Phoenix Suns’ bench mob drives Game 4 victory

May 26th, 2010 · 28 Comments

PHOENIX — The Phoenix Suns’ bench has been building leads and making comebacks all season. But this was the Western Conference Finals, a time when the stars usually shine, not an occasion that usually ends with an entire bench unit being interviewed by Craig Sager. On a night that appeared to be the Suns’ signature […]

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Tags: Bench · Channing Frye · Goran Dragic · Los Angeles Lakers · Phoenix Suns · Phoenix Suns Recap · Playoffs · Rebounding

The Phoenix Suns’ zone turns around the series

May 26th, 2010 · 13 Comments

PHOENIX — The Phoenix Suns are in a zone, a zone that has changed the complexion of the Western Conference Finals. While that statement certainly could refer to their stellar shooting, I am of course talking about the zone defense that has made things a bit uncomfortable for the Los Angeles Lakers. Now it would […]

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Tags: Defense · Los Angeles Lakers · Phoenix Suns · Phoenix Suns Analysis · Playoffs

Suns-Lakers Game 4 video blog

May 26th, 2010 · No Comments

PHOENIX — In this video blog, Michael Schwartz discusses the contributions of the Suns’ bench in their Game 4 victory over the Los Angeles Lakers.

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Tags: Bench · Los Angeles Lakers · Phoenix Suns · Playoffs · Video Blog

A pro-1070 rally before Game 4

May 26th, 2010 · 10 Comments

PHOENIX — As I was walking toward US Airways Center before Game 4, I noticed a small pro-SB 1070 rally going on outside the main entrance to the arena. The following video shows some of the action, and it includes interviews with people on both sides of the issue. I look forward to reading your […]

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Tags: Fans · Phoenix Suns

Game 4 preview: Lakers at Suns

May 25th, 2010 · 8 Comments

Western Conference Finals Game 4 @ Suns 115, Lakers 106 PHOENIX — The No. 1 goal for any NBA playoff team is to protect home court. The Lakers grabbed hold of the Western Conference Finals early on in LA by protecting home court with two dominating wins, causing the national media to begin salivating over […]

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Tags: Los Angeles Lakers · Phoenix Suns · Phoenix Suns Preview · Playoffs

Robin Lopez: The Suns’ X-factor

May 25th, 2010 · 6 Comments

PHOENIX — Last night when I wrote my piece on Robin Lopez, I joked about how the Suns thought they’d be in trouble if they relied on Robin Lopez to be their savior. Well, after taking a look at Wayne Winston’s numbers, that isn’t so far from the truth. Amare had his 42 points, sure, […]

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Tags: Channing Frye · Phoenix Suns · Phoenix Suns Analysis · Playoffs · Robin Lopez · Rotation