Entries from January 2011

Preview: Boston Celtics (35-10) at Phoenix Suns (20-24)

January 28th, 2011 · 3 Comments

Phoenix Suns 88, Boston Celtics 71 PHOENIX — Lately, the Phoenix Suns have not been taking care of business against teams that they should. They might try taking a cue from the Boston Celtics. The current Eastern Conference leader has gone 20-5 against teams below .500. In most years, the Suns wouldn’t fall into that […]

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Tags: Boston Celtics · Phoenix Suns · Phoenix Suns Preview

The Phoenix Suns’ top-10 value, dunking through the hoop and more bad defense

January 28th, 2011 · 5 Comments

PHOENIX — The Phoenix Suns might be slipping on the court, but they are still a top-10 team in Forbes’ annual franchise valuation rankings, checking in at No. 8. Forbes estimates that the Suns are worth $411 million, down 4 percent from the $429 valuation of a year ago but still making them a very […]

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Tags: Defense · Phoenix Suns · Phoenix Suns Analysis

Phoenix Suns practice report: Steve Nash on team focus, changes could be on the way, and more Nash rumors

January 27th, 2011 · 14 Comments

PHOENIX — The Phoenix Suns’ list of disappointments in the 2010-11 season grew Wednesday night when the Suns lost to the Charlotte Bobcats, their fourth straight against the Eastern Conference foe. The loss extended the Suns’ losing streak to three games following a five-game winning streak and signs of desperation began to show at Thursday’s […]

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Tags: Phoenix Suns · Steve Nash

Charlotte Bobcats 114, Phoenix Suns 107 — Lacking something extra

January 27th, 2011 · 38 Comments

PHOENIX — With the game no longer in doubt with 22 seconds remaining, one play typified the entire evening — and some would say the entire season — for the Phoenix Suns. After the Charlotte Bobcats had already rebounded a pair of misses to milk a seven-point lead during a possession that started with 1:37 […]

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Tags: Charlotte Bobcats · Defense · Phoenix Suns · Phoenix Suns Recap · Steve Nash · Vince Carter

Preview: Charlotte Bobcats (18-25) at Phoenix Suns (20-23)

January 26th, 2011 · 3 Comments

Charlotte Bobcats 114, Phoenix Suns 107 The Suns embarked on their recent five-game road trip looking to reestablish themselves as a playoff team while giving hope to a loyal fan base. A 3-0 start to extend the team’s winning streak to five games gave those fans hope and seemingly a reason to not give up […]

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Tags: Charlotte Bobcats · Phoenix Suns · Phoenix Suns Preview

Vince Carter’s epic struggles

January 25th, 2011 · 13 Comments

The Phoenix Suns knew what they were getting when Vince Carter came to the Valley of the Sun — a declining superstar whose production doesn’t match his star power. But for a short stretch of games, Carter gave Phoenix reason for hope. He showed signs of life in the Big Apple, scoring 29 points and […]

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Tags: Phoenix Suns · Phoenix Suns Analysis · Vince Carter