Entries from February 2012

Los Angeles Lakers 111, Phoenix Suns 99 — Men amongst boys

February 18th, 2012 · 12 Comments

For the Phoenix Suns and their limited roster to hang with Western Conference playoff teams, they need to be nearly flawless in all aspects of the game. Shots have to fall, defensive rotations must be crisp, and Suns bigs need to keep the opposition off the glass while anchoring the paint defensively. Phoenix did none […]

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Tags: Los Angeles Lakers · Phoenix Suns · Phoenix Suns Recap

Preview: Phoenix Suns (12-18) at Los Angeles Lakers (17-12)

February 17th, 2012 · 12 Comments

Los Angeles Lakers 111, Phoenix Suns 99 PHOENIX – Fresh off a disastrous start to their week with three losses in three days — two in games Phoenix held double-digit second-half leads — the week gets no easier as the Suns open a home-and-home series with the Los Angeles Lakers tonight in Staples Center. The […]

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Tags: Los Angeles Lakers · Phoenix Suns · Phoenix Suns Preview

Lakers-Suns Q&A with Brian Kamenetzky

February 17th, 2012 · 2 Comments

In advance of this weekend’s home-and-home series with the Los Angeles Lakers, Valley of the Suns exchanged questions with ESPN Land O’ Lakers writer Brian Kamenetzky. Here’s what he had to say: Ryan Weisert: Since it would be far too broad a question to ask “What’s wrong with Metta World Peace?” I’ll just ask  what […]

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Tags: Los Angeles Lakers · Phoenix Suns

Steve Nash believes Jeremy Lin’s success about more than the system, enjoys watching ‘perfect storm’

February 16th, 2012 · 4 Comments

PHOENIX — As linsane as these past seven games have been for the Knicks’ newest star, it surely seems sacrilegious to compare him to Steve Nash when Mr. Linsanity owns less career starts than Two Time has All-Star berths, a notion that has been bandied about in the media and by no less an authority […]

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Tags: Mike D'Antoni · New York Knicks · Phoenix Suns · Phoenix Suns Analysis · Steve Nash

Atlanta Hawks 101, Phoenix Suns 99 — Zoned out

February 16th, 2012 · 48 Comments

PHOENIX — Through two and a half quarters, the Phoenix Suns seemed to be cruising to an easy win on their third consecutive game night behind some torrid shooting and a zone they mixed in to throw off Atlanta’s offense. The Suns’ zone worked well enough that the Hawks decided to give it a try […]

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Tags: Atlanta Hawks · Defense · Phoenix Suns · Phoenix Suns Recap · Steve Nash

Preview: Atlanta Hawks (18-11) at Phoenix Suns (12-17)

February 15th, 2012 · 19 Comments

Atlanta Hawks 101, Phoenix Suns 99 Both the Atlanta Hawks and Phoenix Suns are coming off losses last night, and each of their excuses come with shaking heads. “We got to the rim,” Hawks guard Jeff Teague told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution after the Hawks’ loss to the Los Angeles Lakers. “That’s what we wanted to do. But […]

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Tags: Atlanta Hawks · Phoenix Suns · Phoenix Suns Preview