Entries from March 2011

Oklahoma City Thunder 116, Phoenix Suns 98 — Another late collapse

March 31st, 2011 · 14 Comments

PHOENIX — Only the Phoenix Suns could have another blown fourth quarter overshadowed by an altercation between the officials and their two backup point guards in the final minute of a blowout. After the Suns once again played a solid first three quarters and then a horrendous fourth quarter to turn a close game into […]

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Tags: Aaron Brooks · Marcin Gortat · Oklahoma City Thunder · Phoenix Suns · Phoenix Suns Recap · Vince Carter · Zabian Dowdell

Preview: Oklahoma City Thunder (49-24) at Phoenix Suns (36-37)

March 30th, 2011 · 5 Comments

Oklahoma City Thunder 116, Phoenix Suns 98 Blame Steve Nash’s pelvic instability. Blame Channing Frye’s shoulder. Blame the roster turnover. Blame Vince Carter. Blame Robin Lopez. There’s no shortage of players to point the finger at for the Phoenix Suns’ disappointing, playoff-less season. But despite all of the trades, injuries and regression, this roster is […]

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Tags: Oklahoma City Thunder · Phoenix Suns · Phoenix Suns Preview

Sacramento Kings 116, Phoenix Suns 113 — Season in a nutshell

March 29th, 2011 · 11 Comments

If you’re looking for an explanation why the Phoenix Suns won’t make the playoffs this season, pop in the tape of tonight’s matchup with the Kings — or their last three games against Sacramento for that matter. Once again the Suns collapsed down the stretch — crippled by turnovers, poor defense and lack of a […]

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Tags: Phoenix Suns · Phoenix Suns Recap · Sacramento Kings

Preview: Phoenix Suns (36-36) at Sacramento Kings (20-52)

March 29th, 2011 · 10 Comments

Sacramento Kings 116, Phoenix Suns 113 PHOENIX — As the Phoenix Suns begin their 10-game de facto exhibition season Tuesday night in Sacramento, they can look across the court at one of the visual reminders of why they’re in this situation. The Suns are responsible for two of Sacramento’s 20 wins, games that a playoff […]

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Tags: Phoenix Suns · Phoenix Suns Preview · Sacramento Kings

Marcin Gortat’s sense of humor intact, nose no hindrance

March 28th, 2011 · 1 Comment

PHOENIX — When Marcin Gortat fractured his nose in a collision with Steve Nash during Friday’s loss to the Hornets it may have been the final blow to the Suns’ season, but at least it didn’t knock out his sense of humor. Gortat recovered quickly, showing no ill effects in going for 20 points and […]

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Tags: Marcin Gortat · Phoenix Suns · Phoenix Suns News · Steve Nash

Dallas Mavericks 91, Phoenix Suns 83 — White flag raised

March 28th, 2011 · 18 Comments

PHOENIX — The Phoenix Suns have been fighting an uphill battle since the season tipped off, trying to integrate a constant flow of new players while battling to create separation from a .500 mark that has never escaped them. After the Suns’ 91-83 loss to the Dallas Mavericks even the Suns players were resigned to […]

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Tags: Dallas Mavericks · Marcin Gortat · Phoenix Suns · Phoenix Suns Recap · Rotation · Steve Nash