Entries from January 2012

Portland Trail Blazers 109, Phoenix Suns 71 — Lost bar fight

January 27th, 2012 · 23 Comments

Bar fights are metaphors for basketball games. Kevin Garnett made it so with his remarks following the Celtics’ 27-point, comeback victory against the Magic on Thursday. One well-documented, NBA-related bar fight fits this one perfectly. In the Phoenix Suns’ 109-71 loss to Portland in the Rose Garden on Friday, the Blazers were indeed Charles Barkley. […]

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

Preview: Phoenix Suns (6-11) at Portland Trail Blazers (11-8)

January 27th, 2012 · 12 Comments

 Portland Trail Blazers 109, Phoenix Suns 71 The last time the Phoenix Suns played the Portland Trail Blazers, they ran Portland out of US Airways Center in a 25-point drubbing. The Trail Blazers will look to avenge their biggest loss of the season Friday night in the Rose Garden. The Suns come into this matchup […]

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Tags: Marcin Gortat · Phoenix Suns · Phoenix Suns Preview · Portland Trail Blazers · Steve Nash

Marcin Gortat: All-Star center?

January 26th, 2012 · 35 Comments

Is Marcin Gortat an All-Star? It’s a relatively simple question, but one without a simple answer. For any player being considered for the All Star Game, there are three factors in play: statistics, reputation, and popularity. In each of these categories, players compete against one another to determine who will represent their respective conferences in […]

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Tags: All-Star Weekend · Marcin Gortat · Phoenix Suns · Phoenix Suns Analysis

Nash says Phoenix Suns can improve with incomplete roster, Lopez decided to weigh options

January 26th, 2012 · 11 Comments

PHOENIX — As painful of a season as it’s been for the Suns, frustration hasn’t settled into the players or coaches. Two ugly losses in a row and a three-game losing streak against sub-par teams in US Airways Center isn’t keeping Phoenix distracted from working toward the near future. It doesn’t, however, help solve what […]

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Tags: Phoenix Suns · Phoenix Suns News · Robin Lopez · Steve Nash

3-on-3: The Robin Lopez contract situation

January 26th, 2012 · 24 Comments

While teams across the league went to great lengths to extend their 2008 draft picks, the Phoenix Suns decided to stand pat with Robin Lopez, opting instead to deal with his contract situation during the summer. At that time the Suns can extend a $4 million qualifying offer that would make Lopez a restricted free […]

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Tags: Phoenix Suns · Phoenix Suns Analysis · Robin Lopez

Robin Lopez suspended one game for bumping ref

January 25th, 2012 · 10 Comments

Suns center Robin Lopez was suspended today for one game without pay for making contact with an official in the second quarter of Phoenix’s loss to the Raptors on Tuesday night. Lopez will serve his suspension Friday night in Portland. Lopez reacted viscerally to what he felt was a foul on Andrea Bargnani when Lopez […]

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Tags: Phoenix Suns · Phoenix Suns News · Robin Lopez