Entries from January 2012

Preview: Phoenix Suns (4-8) at Chicago Bulls (12-3)

January 17th, 2012 · 21 Comments

Chicago Bulls 118, Phoenix Suns 97 The Phoenix Suns, losers of their last four contests after pulling to .500 on the season, will have their star point guard tonight against the Chicago Bulls. Whether or not Steve Nash will be matched up against the reigning MVP, Derrick Rose, is still up in the air. Rose […]

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San Antonio Spurs 102, Phoenix Suns 91 — More crunch time mishaps

January 15th, 2012 · 101 Comments

The Suns began a new road trip yet encountered a familiar problem Sunday night in San Antonio, as lack of crunch time execution prevented Phoenix from stealing a game in the Alamo City. The Suns trailed by as many as 18 a minute into the second half, but roared back to cut the lead to […]

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Tags: Marcin Gortat · Phoenix Suns · Phoenix Suns Recap · San Antonio Spurs · Steve Nash

Preview: Phoenix Suns (4-7) at San Antonio Spurs (8-4)

January 15th, 2012 · 18 Comments

San Antonio Spurs 102, Phoenix Suns 91 PHOENIX — Every team will face arduous stretches during this truncated season, but few will match what the Phoenix Suns will encounter the next week and a half. The Suns will bounce around the country for five games in the next 10 days, going from Phoenix to San […]

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Tags: Phoenix Suns · Phoenix Suns Preview · San Antonio Spurs

3-on-3: The Suns’ brutal road trip

January 14th, 2012 · 20 Comments

The ValleyoftheSuns gang analyzes three burning questions surrounding the Suns’ upcoming five-game death trap of a road trip to San Antonio, Chicago, New York, Boston and Dallas. What’s the most difficult circumstance the Suns will face on the trip? Michael Schwartz: The health of Nash and Hill. They are already “beat up,” as Alvin Gentry […]

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New Jersey Nets 110, Phoenix Suns 103 — Missing star power

January 14th, 2012 · 41 Comments

PHOENIX — Suns fans received their first peak of what life without Steve Nash and Grant Hill might look like Friday night. Perhaps New Jersey’s 110-103 victory over the Suns exhibits why Lon Babby isn’t so eager to close the curtain on this illustrious era of Suns basketball. But the problem wasn’t offense, even without […]

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Tags: New Jersey Nets · Phoenix Suns · Phoenix Suns Recap · Ronnie Price · Steve Nash

Steve Nash, Grant Hill to sit out tonight’s game vs. Nets

January 13th, 2012 · 2 Comments

PHOENIX — Phoenix Suns guard Steve Nash and forward Grant Hill will miss tonight’s game against the New Jersey Nets. Nash suffered a right quad contusion (charley horse) last night against the Cavs whereas Hill is officially out with a right quad tendon strain. “They’re kind of beat up,” said head coach Alvin Gentry. “To stick […]

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