Entries from April 2012

ValleyoftheSuns Live: Suns at Jazz pregame/halftime/postgame shows

April 24th, 2012 · 8 Comments

Join the ValleyoftheSuns team and other special guests as we break down the showdown of the season between the Phoenix Suns and Utah Jazz with pregame, halftime and postgame shows.

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Tags: Phoenix Suns · Utah Jazz · Video Blog

Preview: Phoenix Suns (33-31) at Utah Jazz (34-30)

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 […]

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Tags: Markieff Morris · Phoenix Suns · Phoenix Suns Preview

Phoenix Suns opponent analysis: The Utah Jazz

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 […]

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Tags: Phoenix Suns

Behind enemy lines with The Utah Jazz Blog

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. […]

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Statuses of injured Frye, Hill unclear as ‘subluxation’

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 […]

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Tags: Channing Frye · Grant Hill · Phoenix Suns · Phoenix Suns News

Phoenix Suns notes: Historically healthy (until now), Gentry on Lopez foul and Nash MVP case

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 […]

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Tags: Alvin Gentry · Phoenix Suns · Phoenix Suns Analysis · Robin Lopez · Steve Nash