Entries from March 2011
March 25th, 2011 · No Comments
March 24th, 2011 · 16 Comments
PHOENIX — In Mathletics, former Mavericks stats guru Wayne Winston found that playing on the second game of a back-to-back makes an NBA team play two points worse than average.
If only Winston could come up with a formula that would determine how much worse a team would be expected to play when its best players [...]
March 23rd, 2011 · 4 Comments
Phoenix Suns 114, Toronto Raptors 106
It’s hard to imagine any team coming back full strength less than 24 hours after what the Phoenix Suns went through on Tuesday night.
In what was, without a doubt, one of the most thrilling games of the 2010-2011 NBA season, the Suns fell in triple overtime to the Los Angeles [...]
March 23rd, 2011 · 23 Comments
There’s a reason they call this time of year March Madness.
The Suns and Lakers played a game as wild as anything we saw in the NCAA Tournament this weekend, with the Lakers finally prevailing 139-137 in triple overtime of a contest neither team deserved to lose.
In a game of twists and turns, this one turned [...]
March 22nd, 2011 · 11 Comments
Los Angeles Lakers 139, Phoenix Suns 137 3 OT
The Phoenix Suns have gotten back to playing quality basketball with the returns of Steve Nash and Channing Frye, but we will find out tonight whether that return to form has stemmed largely from just playing the Clippers and Warriors after losing four in a row to winning [...]
March 20th, 2011 · 20 Comments
Nursing a three-point lead heading into the fourth quarter, I wondered how long Alvin Gentry would wait to re-insert Steve Nash into a game his team couldn’t lose as it clings to playoff hopes that took a major hit during last week’s four-game losing streak.
But the only tough decision Gentry ended up facing this fourth [...]