Entries from December 2010

Preview: Detroit Pistons (11-21) at Phoenix Suns (13-17)

December 31st, 2010 · 6 Comments

Phoenix Suns 92, Detroit Pistons 75 PHOENIX — Marcin Gortat punctuated one of his poignant quotes after Wednesday’s defensive shellacking at the hands of the Philadelphia 76ers by remarking that things can’t get any worse. We will find out if they actually can when the Suns take on the woeful Detroit Pistons Friday night to […]

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Tags: Defense · Detroit Pistons · Phoenix Suns · Phoenix Suns Preview · Rotation

Philadelphia 76ers 123, Phoenix Suns 110 – ‘It can’t get worse’

December 30th, 2010 · 24 Comments

PHOENIX — The Phoenix Suns have played some awful defensive games over the years, but Wednesday’s 123-110 loss to the Philadelphia 76ers does not have many rivals in futility. This was a Sixers team that had not won a game all season when yielding at least 99 points (0-14), a team that averaged 87.3 points […]

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Tags: Defense · Marcin Gortat · Philadelphia 76ers · Phoenix Suns · Phoenix Suns Recap · Vince Carter

Vince Carter to start in debut, Andre Iguodala inactive

December 29th, 2010 · 5 Comments

PHOENIX — The Vince Carter era is upon us, as Alvin Gentry announced an hour before game time that Carter will not only play tonight but also start. The Suns gave thought to getting him acclimated off the bench but ultimately decided against it. “He’s going to be a starter, so there’s no reason not […]

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Tags: Philadelphia 76ers · Phoenix Suns · Phoenix Suns News · Vince Carter

Preview: Philadelphia 76ers (12-19) at Phoenix Suns (13-16)

December 29th, 2010 · 2 Comments

Philadelphia 76ers 123, Phoenix Suns 110 PHOENIX — Suns coach Alvin Gentry and 76ers coach Doug Collins go way back. Most notably, Gentry took over for Collins in Detroit as the Pistons’ coach late into the 1997-98 season. But the relationship goes back further than that. “I knew his son Chris when he was in […]

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Tags: Alvin Gentry · Philadelphia 76ers · Phoenix Suns · Phoenix Suns Preview

Phoenix Suns practice report: Vince Carter to make team debut against 76ers

December 28th, 2010 · No Comments

PHOENIX — 11 days after trading away its leading scorer in Jason Richardson, Phoenix is about to get back some of the departed offense. Hello, Vince Carter. Hampered by a nagging knee injury, Carter hasn’t played since Dec. 14 when he dropped 18 in Denver for the Magic. Fast forward more than two weeks and […]

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Tags: Phoenix Suns · Phoenix Suns News · Vince Carter

Channing’s mom Karen Frye and Girlfriends put different spin on sports

December 28th, 2010 · 3 Comments

Karen Frye grew up with four brothers in New York in a household where the television set was perpetually tuned to a Giants, Jets, Yankees, Rangers or Knicks game. Then she spent years schlepping her oldest son Channing to basketball practices and games, following him on road trips up and down the Pac-10 and eventually […]

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Tags: Channing Frye · Phoenix Suns