Entries from January 2011

Preview: Phoenix Suns (17-21) at New York Knicks (22-17)

January 17th, 2011 · No Comments

Phoenix Suns 129, New York Knicks 121 PHOENIX — The Phoenix Suns have not won a road game since their Orlando acquisitions joined the roster, yet that’s exactly the place the team hopes to make up some ground in the race for the No. 8 seed in the Western Conference. That optimism reigns from the […]

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Tags: New York Knicks · Phoenix Suns · Phoenix Suns Preview

The Amare Stoudemire situation in hindsight

January 16th, 2011 · 14 Comments

The New York Knicks have gone from long-time lottery players to a playoff team and the Phoenix Suns have gone from long-time playoff team to the brink of the lottery after star forward Amare Stoudemire defected from Phoenix to New York this offseason. When STAT visited Phoenix last week I broke down some advanced statistics […]

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Tags: Amare Stoudemire · Phoenix Suns · Phoenix Suns Analysis

Phoenix Suns 115, Portland Trail Blazers 111 — One game back

January 15th, 2011 · 17 Comments

PHOENIX — All the talk of rock bottom and blowing this thing up is missing one key fact. After Friday’s 115-111 victory over Portland, the Suns trail the Blazers by a mere one game in the loss column and two games overall for the eighth and final playoff spot in the Western Conference. Despite winning […]

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Tags: Jared Dudley · Pace · Phoenix Suns · Phoenix Suns Recap · Portland Trail Blazers

Schwartz-Green Trail Blazers video blog

January 15th, 2011 · 1 Comment

PHOENIX — In this video blog, ValleyoftheSuns’ Michael Schwartz and ArizonaSports.com’s Adam Green break down the Suns’ 115-111 win over the Portland Trail Blazers, look ahead to the upcoming road trip and debate where tonight’s victory puts the Suns.

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Tags: Phoenix Suns · Portland Trail Blazers · Video Blog

Preview: Portland Trail Blazers (20-19) at Phoenix Suns (16-21)

January 14th, 2011 · 1 Comment

Phoenix Suns 115, Portland Trail Blazers 111 Approaching the midway point of the season, the Phoenix Suns sit in 11thplace in the West, three games out of the eighth and final playoff spot. Who currently holds that precarious position? Well, that’d be the Suns’ opponent Friday night, the Portland Trail Blazers. “We have to start playing like […]

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Tags: Phoenix Suns · Phoenix Suns Preview · Portland Trail Blazers

Phoenix Suns 118, New Jersey Nets 109 — Respirator revival

January 12th, 2011 · 48 Comments

PHOENIX — Just as fans began to exit the building, assuming another embarrassing loss, the Phoenix Suns went off on an epic fourth quarter run to overcome a 15-point deficit and defeat the New Jersey Nets, 118-109 in overtime. Phoenix appeared to be dead midway through the fourth quarter until finally the team caught a […]

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Tags: New Jersey Nets · Phoenix Suns · Phoenix Suns Recap