Entries from March 2012

Preview: Phoenix Suns (23-22) at Miami Heat (33-11)

March 20th, 2012 · No Comments

Miami Heat 99, Phoenix Suns 95 PHOENIX — Only 15 minutes had passed since the final buzzer sounded and the Phoenix Suns capped off a 48-minute slaughtering of the Houston Rockets. Five minutes into Alvin Gentry’s postgame press conference a camera guy asked the Suns head coach about the importance of Phoenix’s road trip that […]

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Chemistry propelling Phoenix Suns into Western Conference playoff race

March 19th, 2012 · 20 Comments

PHOENIX — Through 31 games the Phoenix Suns appeared destined for the doldrums of the Western Conference. At 12-19 there was minimal light at the end of the tunnel and a second consecutive year without a playoff berth seemed imminent. Fast forward 14 games and the Suns are one of the hottest teams in the NBA. […]

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Tags: Phoenix Suns · Phoenix Suns Analysis

Goran Dragic taking advantage of opportunity with Houston Rockets

March 19th, 2012 · 8 Comments

PHOENIX — Goran Dragic was supposed to be the heir to Steve Nash’s throne. For two-and-a-half seasons the innocent kid from Slovenia brought a breath of fresh air to US Airways Center and wanted nothing more than to one day take the torch from Nash and become Phoenix’s floor general. “That was my wish to […]

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Markieff Morris and Marcus Morris finally face off

March 19th, 2012 · No Comments

PHOENIX — It took 22-and-a-half years, but Markieff Morris and Marcus Morris finally got a taste of what it’s like to play against each other in a competitive game. With 3:21 left in the first quarter of Sunday’s game between the Suns and Rockets, Markieff Morris checked in for Channing Frye. Less than three minutes […]

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Tags: Houston Rockets · Markieff Morris · Phoenix Suns

Playoff musical chairs

March 19th, 2012 · 4 Comments

Other than the Chicago Bulls, there is no hotter team in the NBA right now than the Phoenix Suns. Phoenix has won nine of its last 11 games and risen all the way to ninth in the standings – just a half game behind the Houston Rockets. The Suns have firmly entrenched themselves in what […]

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Tags: Phoenix Suns · Phoenix Suns Analysis · Playoffs

Phoenix Suns 99, Houston Rockets 86 — Redd hot

March 18th, 2012 · 7 Comments

PHOENIX — For 18 minutes and 31 seconds on Sunday night, Michael Redd stepped in the time machine. The wear and tear on his surgically repaired knees vanished. The 185 games he missed over the course of the last three seasons became a distant memory. Michael Redd was Michael Redd again. His left-handed, high-release jump […]

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Tags: Houston Rockets · Michael Redd · Phoenix Suns · Phoenix Suns Recap