Entries from February 2011

Phoenix Suns 104, New Jersey Nets 103 — Groundhog’s Day

February 28th, 2011 · 10 Comments

If it seems like just yesterday that the Phoenix Suns blew a late lead in the fourth quarter, committed a bonehead foul to allow the opposition to tie and then celebrated a Channing Frye game-winning jumper, well, that’s because it was just yesterday. Although this game featured a bit more drama, the Suns followed practically […]

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Tags: Channing Frye · Grant Hill · New Jersey Nets · Phoenix Suns · Phoenix Suns Recap · Steve Nash

Breaking down Channing Frye’s game-winners

February 28th, 2011 · 3 Comments

For the second consecutive night Channing Frye did his best Michael Jordan impression, as he calmly drilled yet another overtime game-winner, this time against the New Jersey Nets to put the Suns up 104-103 with 6.6 seconds remaining. The Suns ran the same out of bounds set that got Frye the open look Sunday afternoon […]

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Tags: Channing Frye · Phoenix Suns · Phoenix Suns Analysis

Preview: Phoenix Suns (30-27) at New Jersey Nets (17-42)

February 28th, 2011 · 9 Comments

Phoenix Suns 104, New Jersey Nets 103 OT The last time the Suns met the Nets, Phoenix overcame a 15-point fourth quarter deficit to defeat New Jersey in overtime 118-109. Steve Nash willed his team to victory posting 23 points (10 of which came in overtime) and 16 assists. At the time, the win gave […]

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

A Q and A with Red94 on the Aaron Brooks trade

February 28th, 2011 · 14 Comments

This weekend I got together with Rahat Huq from TrueHoop’s Houston Rockets blog Red94 to discuss the recent trade involving Aaron Brooks and Goran Dragic. Go to Red94 to read the full transcript, but find a few excerpts of Rahat’s observations on Brooks below: Rahat: Brooks is not a playmaker, period.  He’s at his best when […]

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Tags: Aaron Brooks · Goran Dragic · Houston Rockets · Phoenix Suns · Phoenix Suns Analysis

Phoenix Suns 110, Indiana Pacers 108 — Frye dagger

February 27th, 2011 · 7 Comments

In today’s NBA world a last-second shot often calls for an isolation for that team’s best player, a lower-percentage play than actually running an offense and getting off the kind of shot a team usually looks for. I’m always surprised that a team will settle for a bad fadeaway that would not be tolerated in […]

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Tags: Aaron Brooks · Channing Frye · Grant Hill · Indiana Pacers · Phoenix Suns · Phoenix Suns Recap

Preview: Phoenix Suns (29-27) at Indiana Pacers (26-31)

February 27th, 2011 · 3 Comments

Phoenix Suns 110, Indiana Pacers 108 OT Rise and shine, Phoenix. Fresh off an easy 110-92 victory over Toronto to start off the East Coast swing, the Suns get back to action bright and early Sunday morning against the Pacers. Newly acquired point guard Aaron Brooks is scheduled to make his Suns debut shortly after […]

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Tags: Indiana Pacers · Phoenix Suns · Phoenix Suns Preview