Entries from January 2011

Zabian Dowdell feels like he belongs in the NBA as he battles to finally live his basketball dream

January 31st, 2011 · 11 Comments

PHOENIX — In advanced stats parlance, Zabian Dowdell is the definition of a replacement player, the type of guy always available in the D-League when a need arises. But Dowdell did not play all throughout Europe, spend two stints with the Summer Suns and then turn down lucrative offers overseas to play in the D-League […]

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Tags: Phoenix Suns · Phoenix Suns Analysis · Zabian Dowdell

Phoenix Suns 104, New Orleans Hornets 102 — Gortat keeps dominating

January 30th, 2011 · 40 Comments

PHOENIX — After scoring a career-high 19 points Friday against Boston, Marcin Gortat said not to expect him to continue setting career highs, that he had just about reached his limit. Turns out Gortat was wrong as he set a career high in the second half alone with 21 and scored 25 for the game […]

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Tags: Marcin Gortat · New Orleans Hornets · Phoenix Suns · Phoenix Suns Recap · Steve Nash

Preview: New Orleans Hornets (31-17) at Phoenix Suns (21-24)

January 30th, 2011 · 6 Comments

Phoenix Suns 104, New Orleans Hornets 102 PHOENIX — The Phoenix Suns will attempt to carry over their superb defensive effort from Friday against Boston when the formerly streaking New Orleans Hornets come to town. The Hornets had won 10 in a row before stubbing their toe last night in Sacramento behind a monster performance […]

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Tags: New Orleans Hornets · Phoenix Suns · Phoenix Suns Preview

Mickael Pietrus rejoins rotation to give Grant Hill rest

January 30th, 2011 · 3 Comments

PHOENIX — Going into the season, Alvin Gentry expected to require the services of Grant Hill for something like 20-25 minutes per contest. Instead he has played 30.4 minutes per game, including an average of 37.8 per game during the final four games of the Suns five-game win streak (he missed the first with a […]

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Tags: Boston Celtics · Defense · Grant Hill · Mickael Pietrus · Phoenix Suns · Phoenix Suns Analysis · Phoenix Suns News

Phoenix Suns 88, Boston Celtics 71 — Everything goes right

January 29th, 2011 · 44 Comments

PHOENIX — Nothing about Friday’s 88-71 victory over the Boston Celtics was typical of the Phoenix Suns basketball team we’ve seen all season. The Suns blew out the Eastern Conference’s best team Friday night and held a comfortable working margin all game after dropping three in a row to mediocre East squads from Charlotte and […]

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Tags: Boston Celtics · Channing Frye · Marcin Gortat · Mickael Pietrus · Phoenix Suns · Phoenix Suns Recap

Schwartz Celtics video blog — Frye v. Garnett

January 29th, 2011 · 1 Comment

PHOENIX — Michael Schwartz analyzes the potential significance of Channing Frye’s scuffle with Kevin Garnett.

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Tags: Channing Frye · Phoenix Suns · Video Blog