Entries from February 2012

West All-Stars 152, East All-Stars 149 — Let’s keep score in dunks

February 26th, 2012 · 4 Comments

The East’s furious comeback fell just short as the Western Conference All-Stars won 152-149 Sunday night in Orlando. LeBron James and Kevin Durant both scored 36 points, Dwyane Wade recorded the third triple-double in All-Star history, and Kobe Bryant surpassed Michael Jordan for the most All-Star game points all-time in a contest that saw lots […]

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Tags: All-Star Weekend

3-on-3: Steve Nash All-Star edition

February 25th, 2012 · 8 Comments

When Steve Nash made his first All-Star appearance 10 years ago, not even his mother could have dreamed he would one day become an eight-time All-Star, as he is today. Yet of course Nash has only gotten better with age and tomorrow evening he will become the third-oldest player to ever suit up for an All-Star […]

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Tags: All-Star Weekend · Phoenix Suns · Phoenix Suns Analysis · Steve Nash

Steve Nash still ‘oblivious’ to trade rumors, thinks he can play a few more years

February 25th, 2012 · 26 Comments

Orlando, we know how you feel. Three years ago when downtown Phoenix hosted the All-Star weekend extravaganza I called it “a party before the Suns set,” with All-Star starter Amare Stoudemire firmly on the trading block and head coach Terry Porter out the door before the circus left town. Meanwhile, the 6-foot-11, 265-pound elephant in […]

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Tags: All-Star Weekend · Phoenix Suns · Phoenix Suns Analysis · Phoenix Suns Rumors · Steve Nash

Markieff Morris survives grueling Rising Stars Challenge, catches nifty Rubio passes

February 24th, 2012 · 1 Comment

That was the single greatest game with no defense* ever played between two teams consisting of first- and second-year players selected for their teams by Charles Barkley and Shaquille O’Neal in history! *Okay; technically, some defense was played, at least on one possession. It was all Greg Monroe’s fault, and it was hilarious. Seriously, if […]

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Tags: All-Star Weekend · Markieff Morris · Phoenix Suns News

Nash, Morris try to keep the Phoenix Suns relevant during NBA All-Star weekend

February 23rd, 2012 · 4 Comments

The rest of the NBA, like many Phoenix Suns fans, are calling for the franchise to free Steve Nash. Those wishes stem from the understanding that owner Robert Sarver and company need to rebuild and let the two-time MVP find himself a possible NBA championship elsewhere in the few seasons he might have remaining. Management […]

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Tags: All-Star Weekend · Markieff Morris · Steve Nash

Golden State Warriors 106, Phoenix Suns 104 — Another letdown

February 23rd, 2012 · 16 Comments

PHOENIX — Entering tonight’s game the Phoenix Suns seemed positioned for a run out of the West’s dungeon, at least so much as that can be the case for a squad sitting in 13th in its conference five games under .500. After all, Phoenix had just followed perhaps its best win of the season Sunday […]

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Tags: Alvin Gentry · Golden State Warriors · Phoenix Suns · Phoenix Suns Recap