Entries from April 2012

Preview: Phoenix Suns (31-28) at San Antonio Spurs (41-16)

April 14th, 2012 · 4 Comments

San Antonio Spurs 105, Phoenix Suns 91 After a two-game flop that ended the San Antonio Spurs’ 11-game winning streak, Tim Duncan had had enough. The 35-year-old, three-time NBA Finals MVP went for 28 points and 12 rebounds to help his team to victory on Thursday against the same tough-minded Memphis Grizzlies squad that beaten […]

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

Phoenix Suns 112, Houston Rockets 105 — A fortunate Friday the 13th

April 14th, 2012 · 26 Comments

Trailing 55-51 after an uninspiring first half in which the ageless Marcus Camby waltzed through the lane for 18 rebounds, the Phoenix Suns knew they had 24 minutes left to keep their playoff hopes alive. Turns out they only needed 12. The Suns played their quarter of the season in the third, outscoring the Rockets […]

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Tags: Houston Rockets · Phoenix Suns · Phoenix Suns Recap · Steve Nash

ValleyoftheSuns Live: Suns at Rockets halftime/postgame shows

April 13th, 2012 · 7 Comments

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Tags: Houston Rockets · Phoenix Suns · Video Blog

Preview: Phoenix Suns (30-28) at Houston Rockets (32-26)

April 13th, 2012 · 4 Comments

Phoenix Suns 112, Houston Rockets 105 The Phoenix Suns’ loss in Denver last Friday severely crippled their playoff hopes. A loss tonight in Houston would serve as their knockout punch for all intents and purposes with the Suns trailing the Rockets and Nuggets by two games for a playoff spot entering play tonight. If the […]

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Tags: Houston Rockets · Phoenix Suns · Phoenix Suns Preview

Memphis Grizzlies 104, Phoenix Suns 93 — Not enough bench

April 11th, 2012 · 49 Comments

Before Grant Hill’s injury, the Phoenix Suns’ usual starting lineup of Nash-Dudley-Hill-Frye-Gortat spent 745 minutes together on the floor (second in the NBA to Indiana’s starting five) and was better than any unit that played at least 300 minutes together (18 such lineups). By beating their opponents by 12.6 points per 100 possessions, according to […]

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Tags: Bench · Memphis Grizzlies · Phoenix Suns · Phoenix Suns Recap · Sebastian Telfair

Preview: Phoenix Suns (30-27) at Memphis Grizzlies (33-23)

April 11th, 2012 · 5 Comments

Memphis Grizzlies 104, Phoenix Suns 93 The Phoenix Suns and Memphis Grizzlies just might be two of the most improved teams since the All-Star break, and they’ll meet tonight in attempts to continue their steady pushes for playoff spots. Of course, the difference is in just where they’re going. The more desperate Suns have little […]

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Tags: Memphis Grizzlies · Phoenix Suns · Phoenix Suns Preview