Entries from October 2010

Hedo Turkoglu struggling to find his role in Phoenix

October 31st, 2010 · 22 Comments

PHOENIX — When the Phoenix Suns acquired Hedo Turkoglu, everybody knew he would be a liability defending power forwards. But the thinking went, “Sure, maybe he can’t guard many natural fours too well, but how in the world will any natural fours defend him on the perimeter?” Through three games only one of those assumptions […]

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Tags: Hedo Turkoglu · Phoenix Suns · Phoenix Suns Analysis

Los Angeles Lakers 114, Phoenix Suns 106 — Lost to a better team

October 30th, 2010 · 7 Comments

PHOENIX — A week ago the Phoenix Suns were embarrassed by Denver in an ugly game that capped a putrid preseason that had to make even the most optimistic Suns fan question whether the team could just turn it on when the games count. One week later the Suns have just one win and two […]

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Tags: Goran Dragic · Grant Hill · Los Angeles Lakers · Phoenix Suns · Phoenix Suns Recap · Rebounding · Robin Lopez

Preview: Los Angeles Lakers (1-0) at Phoenix Suns (1-1)

October 29th, 2010 · 3 Comments

Lakers 114, Suns 106 The last time the Los Angeles Lakers visited US Airways Center Kobe Bryant went bonkers, Steve Nash weeped in the locker room, Amare Stoudemire waved goodbye to the Phoenix crowd for the final time and Sasha Vujacic nearly started an international incident with Goran Dragic. The Suns have since added a […]

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

Phoenix Suns 110, Utah Jazz 94: Suns bounce back

October 29th, 2010 · 12 Comments

Phoenix had every opportunity to blow another big lead Thursday. Anybody who has watched the Suns for the past few years might have gotten that same eerily familiar uneasy feeling in their stomachs. Up 18 midway through the third quarter and seemingly cruising to an easy victory, Phoenix allowed Utah to run off 11 straight points to close […]

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Tags: Hakim Warrick · Phoenix Suns · Phoenix Suns Recap · Steve Nash · Utah Jazz

Preview: Phoenix Suns (0-1) at Utah Jazz (0-1)

October 28th, 2010 · No Comments

Suns 110, Jazz 94 The Phoenix Suns and Utah Jazz enter tonight’s TNT matchup in a very similar situation. Both are coming off a loss at the hands of a Western Conference foe, as the Suns ran out of gas against Portland Tuesday night and the Jazz were dominated 110-88 in Denver Wednesday night. But […]

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Tags: Phoenix Suns · Phoenix Suns Preview · Utah Jazz

Happy birthday to us

October 28th, 2010 · 7 Comments

ValleyoftheSuns was founded exactly two years ago today as the Phoenix Suns were set to kick off the tumultuous 2008-09 season. My how time has flown and this blog has evolved from a one-man show to a real team. I’m proud of where we are. We had a productive summer building out the web site […]

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