Entries from January 2012

Phoenix Suns 79, Boston Celtics 71 — Lipstick on a pig

January 20th, 2012 · 16 Comments

On a night of ugly basketball, the Suns were able to apply just enough lipstick to be the prettiest belle at the ball. Though the Suns set their season high in turnovers, they defeated Boston 79-71 on the fourth night of a five-game road trip for Phoenix. Marcin Gortat (24) and Jared Dudley (12) led […]

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Tags: Boston Celtics · Phoenix Suns · Phoenix Suns Recap

Preview: Phoenix Suns (5-9) at Boston Celtics (5-8)

January 20th, 2012 · 24 Comments

Phoenix Suns 79, Boston Celtics 71 Stability is the reason the Boston Celtics and the Phoenix Suns have remained perennial playoff contenders. It’s also a painful reminder that all good things come to an end. The Suns, with dinosaurs in Steve Nash (37 years old) and Grant Hill (39), are off to a rough 5-9 […]

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How the Phoenix Suns shut down Amare Stoudemire and Carmelo Anthony

January 19th, 2012 · 13 Comments

It’s no surprise to see Amare Stoudemire and Carmelo Anthony have inefficient shooting nights. Even Spike Lee would admit that STAT (40.8 FG%) and Melo (41.1 FG%) are high-volume chuckers with awful shot selection. But it was somewhat shocking to see a Phoenix Suns team that just allowed 118 points to the Derrick Rose-less Chicago […]

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Tags: Amare Stoudemire · Defense · Grant Hill · Marcin Gortat · New York Knicks · Phoenix Suns

Phoenix Suns 91, New York Knicks 88 — Suns win battle of the exes

January 18th, 2012 · 37 Comments

Steve Nash outdueled ex-teammate Amare Stoudemire and the Phoenix Suns got a hard-fought victory Wednesday night at Madison Square Garden, 91-88. Nash scored 26 points, dished out 11 assists, and hit six free throws down the stretch to seal the game, which was tight all the way to the final buzzer. After taking the night […]

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Tags: Defense · New York Knicks · Phoenix Suns · Phoenix Suns Recap · Steve Nash

Preview: Phoenix Suns (4-9) at New York Knicks (6-7)

January 18th, 2012 · 20 Comments

Phoenix Suns 91, New York Knicks 88 The Phoenix Suns will meet up with Amare Stoudemire and his New York Knicks tonight for the first time in Year 2 following their divorce, and thus far this season neither side is benefiting from the separation. The Suns’ offense has fallen from the ranks of the elite […]

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Tags: Amare Stoudemire · New York Knicks · Phoenix Suns · Phoenix Suns Preview

Chicago Bulls 118, Phoenix Suns 97 — Defensive indifference

January 18th, 2012 · 59 Comments

The Phoenix Suns shot better than 50 percent, stayed close on the boards and received a superstar offensive performance from Steve Nash yet the Chicago Bulls still found a way to wallop them even with their All-Star point guard in street clothes. The Suns managed to score 30 more points than the Bulls were allowing […]

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Tags: Chicago Bulls · Defense · Marcin Gortat · Phoenix Suns · Phoenix Suns Recap · Robin Lopez · Steve Nash