Entries from December 2011

Oklahoma City Thunder 107, Phoenix Suns 97 — Defensive roller coaster continues

December 31st, 2011 · 22 Comments

After an incredibly impressive defensive performance last night in New Orleans, the Phoenix Suns crash landed hard in Oklahoma City. Though the score ended up as only a 10-point differential, the game definitely looked and felt like a blowout. Coming off their first win of the season, the Suns faced a back-to-back for the first […]

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

Preview: Phoenix Suns (1-2) at Oklahoma City Thunder (4-0)

December 31st, 2011 · 9 Comments

Oklahoma City Thunder 107, Phoenix Suns 97 By beating the New Orleans Hornets and avoiding a three-game losing skid to begin their season, the Phoenix Suns showed that they’re nowhere close to going into panic mode. But against the Oklahoma City Thunder tonight in Oklahoma City, the Suns will need Friday’s effort and then some. […]

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

Phoenix Suns 93, New Orleans Hornets 78 — Defensive lockdown

December 31st, 2011 · 14 Comments

It came against a New Orleans Hornets squad missing its leading scorer that won’t remind anybody of the Seven Seconds or Less Suns even at full strength following the Chris Paul trade. But for the Phoenix Suns – the Phoenix Suns – to hold an NBA opponent to 28.9 percent shooting for an entire game is […]

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Tags: Defense · New Orleans Hornets · Phoenix Suns · Phoenix Suns Recap

Preview: Phoenix Suns (0-2) at New Orleans Hornets (2-0)

December 30th, 2011 · 14 Comments

Phoenix Suns 93, New Orleans Hornets 78 PHOENIX — The Phoenix Suns will hit the road for the first time this season in search of their offense and their first win of the season. They will also get a shot at revenge in New Orleans after the Hornets knocked them off in the opener on […]

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Michael Redd signing complicates Suns’ bench

December 29th, 2011 · 19 Comments

The Phoenix Suns’ 2009-10 bench morphed into an elite unit for a number of reasons, but chief among them was the fact that everybody knew their roles and the core of players that made up the bench complemented each other perfectly. After signing Michael Redd on Thursday, the Phoenix Suns’ roster will house 13 players […]

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Tags: Bench · Michael Redd · Phoenix Suns · Phoenix Suns Analysis

Phoenix’s offensive woes go well beyond Michael Redd

December 29th, 2011 · 19 Comments

As Zimmerman wrote earlier today, the Phoenix Suns could potentially catch lightning in a bottle with Michael Redd. Despite two major knee surgeries, the 32-year-old comes to Phoenix with virtually zero risk. Sure, he’s only played 28 games in the past two seasons, but for the veteran minimum he’s more than worthy of an injury […]

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Tags: Michael Redd · Phoenix Suns · Phoenix Suns Analysis