Entries from April 2012

Denver Nuggets 118, Phoenix Suns 107 — Playoff hopes subluxed

April 21st, 2012 · 14 Comments

PHOENIX — For a half the Phoenix Suns were every bit the equal of the Denver Nuggets, going basket for basket with them in a back-and-forth opening 24 minutes that severely taxed the scoreboard operator’s trigger finger. But after losing Channing Frye to a shoulder subluxation late in the first half, the Nuggets opened the […]

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Tags: Channing Frye · Denver Nuggets · Phoenix Suns · Phoenix Suns Recap

Preview: Denver Nuggets (34-28) at Phoenix Suns (33-30)

April 21st, 2012 · 5 Comments

Denver Nuggets 118, Phoenix Suns 107 PHOENIX — Phoenix Suns head coach Alvin Gentry won’t call anything a must-win. He despises the term, thinks it’s a silly mantra. “I don’t like the term … you know what I’m talking about,” he said after the Suns beat the Clippers. “I won’t go there. These must-win things, […]

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Tags: Denver Nuggets · Phoenix Suns · Phoenix Suns Preview

Reflections on the season and where the Phoenix Suns go from here

April 20th, 2012 · 8 Comments

Editor’s Note: The following is a lengthy free-flowing conversation between Michael Schwartz and Mike Schmitz on the state of the Suns. Michael Schwartz: Right now all the Phoenix Suns can bother focusing on is the next game. With three games remaining, they are two victories (if one comes in Utah) away from securing a playoff berth […]

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Tags: Future · Phoenix Suns · Phoenix Suns Analysis · Steve Nash

Phoenix Suns 93, Los Angeles Clippers 90 — Gut check

April 20th, 2012 · 42 Comments

PHOENIX — US Airways Center was sleepy. It was a weird sight to see considering the Phoenix Suns had so much to fight for. The final playoff spot was on the line, and with the Houston Rockets inexplicably falling to the lowly New Orleans Hornets earlier in the night, a win would lock the Suns […]

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

ValleyoftheSuns Live: Clippers at Suns postgame show

April 19th, 2012 · 7 Comments

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Tags: Los Angeles Clippers · Phoenix Suns · Video Blog

Preview: Los Angeles Clippers (39-23) at Phoenix Suns (32-30)

April 19th, 2012 · 7 Comments

Phoenix Suns 93, Los Angeles Clippers 90 Last night, the Los Angeles Clippers did the Suns a favor by defeating the Denver Nuggets. Tonight, Phoenix will try to avoid a similar fate. Both the Clippers and Suns are jostling for playoff position, but the sense of urgency — obviously — is most prevalent in Phoenix. […]

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