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Entries from April 2012
April 24th, 2012 · 8 Comments
April 24th, 2012 · 6 Comments
Utah Jazz 100, Phoenix Suns 88
PHOENIX — Throughout the Suns’ wild ride to the precipice of a playoff berth, head coach Alvin Gentry has insisted he does not believe in “must-win” games because what do you tell your team if you lose?
“So if it’s a must-win situation today and we lose, do we not go [...]
April 24th, 2012 · 9 Comments
While “controlling their own destiny” can most definitely be said for the Phoenix Suns, who could win their final two regular season games to make the playoffs, I cringe at using the phrase.
You know, because when the Suns (33-31) face the Jazz (34-30) in Salt Lake City at 7:30 MST tonight, Utah is in the [...]
April 24th, 2012 · 1 Comment
Nobody expected the Phoenix Suns and Utah Jazz to be fighting for a playoff spot.
The Suns were supposed to be trending down behind an aging star and a crew of role players and the Jazz were supposed to be in their first official rebuilding year after trading star point guard Deron Williams last season.
Yet here [...]
April 23rd, 2012 · 9 Comments
PHOENIX — The possibilities of injured Phoenix Suns forwards Grant Hill and Channing Frye playing in Tuesday’s must-win game against the Utah Jazz remain uncertain.
Hill is still on the rebound from his knee surgery that kept him out for two weeks, and the 39-year-old will again be a gametime decision following his pre-game warm-up routine.
April 22nd, 2012 · 11 Comments
PHOENIX — Suns head athletic trainer Aaron Nelson would be the first to tell you that luck has played a role in the Phoenix Suns’ unprecedentedly healthy 2011-12 season.
As he said in my recent feature on the innovative methods the Suns’ training staff utilizes, the Suns do all they can to eliminate preventable injuries (and [...]