Entries from April 2012

Oklahoma City Thunder 109, Phoenix Suns 97 — Playoff push Hardened

April 19th, 2012 · 25 Comments

PHOENIX — The Phoenix Suns opened tonight’s game on fire, racing out to a very early 13-point advantage in which they seemingly could do no wrong. Then James Harden checked in and restored order to your regularly scheduled Suns beat down. Not long after the bearded one entered, the Thunder scored the final 16 points […]

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Tags: Oklahoma City Thunder · Phoenix Suns · Phoenix Suns Recap

John MacLeod joins the Phoenix Suns’ Ring of Honor

April 19th, 2012 · No Comments

PHOENIX — No head coach has won more games for the Phoenix Suns than John MacLeod. Thanks to his winning ways, the fast-paced brand of basketball he preached long before anybody had heard of “Seven Seconds or Less” and the way he connected with his players, MacLeod became the 13th member of the Suns’ Ring […]

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Preview: Oklahoma City Thunder (44-17) at Phoenix Suns (32-29)

April 18th, 2012 · 6 Comments

Oklahoma City Thunder 109, Phoenix Suns 97 PHOENIX — If the Suns make the playoffs they are really going to deserve it. That’s because their Murderers’ Row of a finishing schedule includes home games against the current Nos. 1, 2, 4 and 6 seeds in the Western Conference as well as a potential elimination game […]

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Phoenix Suns 125, Portland Trail Blazers 107 — Controlling their destiny

April 17th, 2012 · 43 Comments

PHOENIX — Tonight we learned what happens when a team in the midst of a massive tank job meets a team in desperate need of a win to vault into one of the top eight sought-after spots in the Western Conference. With Nicolas Batum and Raymond Felton joining LaMarcus Aldridge on the list of unavailable […]

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Tags: Offense · Phoenix Suns · Phoenix Suns Recap · Portland Trail Blazers

Preview: Portland Trail Blazers (28-33) at Phoenix Suns (31-29)

April 16th, 2012 · 10 Comments

Phoenix Suns 125, Portland Trail Blazers 107 After a brutal stretch of road games, the Phoenix Suns have returned home with a chance to move into eighth in the Western Conference standings. With a win tonight over the Portland Trail Blazers and a Houston loss to Denver, the Suns and Rockets would have identical 32-29 […]

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San Antonio Spurs 105, Phoenix Suns 91 – A really bad dream

April 14th, 2012 · 33 Comments

The San Antonio Spurs outscored the Phoenix Suns 35-13 in the opening quarter and never looked back in their 105-91 win Saturday night at the AT&T Center. The game was far more lopsided than the final score would suggest as San Antonio held a 20-plus point lead for much of the game. Steve Nash played […]

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Tags: Phoenix Suns · Phoenix Suns Recap · San Antonio Spurs