Entries from November 2012

Toronto Raptors 101, Phoenix Suns 97 — Getting back in the fight

November 30th, 2012 · 42 Comments

After an abysmal loss to the Pistons Wednesday night that left everyone wondering how the team would respond, the Phoenix Suns fought to the bitter end tonight in Toronto. Though they fell 101-97 to the Raptors, Suns fans can breathe a sigh of relief that the 40-point shellacking Phoenix received earlier this week seems to […]

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Tags: Phoenix Suns · Phoenix Suns Recap · Toronto Raptors

Preview: Phoenix Suns (7-9) at Toronto Raptors (3-13)

November 30th, 2012 · 8 Comments

Toronto Raptors 101, Phoenix Suns 97 If Wednesday’s loss to Detroit was any indication, the Phoenix Suns have reached their first critical turning point this season. When in the past they’d rely upon the typical code of a young team — “improvement,” “learning to play with one another” and “building” all part of the lingo […]

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Tags: Phoenix Suns · Phoenix Suns Preview · Toronto Raptors

Mike D’Antoni regrets leaving Suns; Kendall Marshall to D-League

November 29th, 2012 · 7 Comments

After a 40-point drubbing at the hands of a team that’s mediocre at best, it’s easy for fans to wistfully remember the good old days. It’s not as common for a head coach of a current championship contender to do so by publicly acknowledging he made a mistake leaving his old job before it was […]

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Tags: Kendall Marshall · Marcin Gortat · Mike D'Antoni · Phoenix Suns · Steve Nash

Detroit Pistons 117, Phoenix Suns 77 — Back-to-back broken

November 28th, 2012 · 29 Comments

There is no other way to put it. The Suns played their worst game of the season tonight in Detroit. They were absolutely crushed by the Pistons, 117-77. Phoenix is now 0-4 on the year in the second game of back-to-backs. The Suns looked exhausted and disinterested from the start of this one, and they […]

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Tags: Detroit Pistons · Phoenix Suns · Phoenix Suns Recap

Preview: Phoenix Suns (7-8) at Detroit Pistons (4-11)

November 28th, 2012 · 16 Comments

Detroit Pistons 107, Phoenix Suns 77 Historically, the Detroit Pistons became the first opponent the Phoenix Suns defeated in the post-Nash era. On paper, the Pistons look like one of the worst teams in the NBA. The tide has been changing in Detroit during the past few weeks. After an 0-8 start, including the Suns’ […]

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Tags: Detroit Pistons · Phoenix Suns · Phoenix Suns Preview

Phoenix Suns 91, Cleveland Cavaliers 78 — Late knockout punch

November 27th, 2012 · 31 Comments

Hand an NBA team an opponent that’s shooting below 30 percent, turning the ball over at a high rate and without its best player, and most teams would make due. The Phoenix Suns didn’t look like that was enough of a gift during the first half of their 91-78 victory in Cleveland on Tuesday, but […]

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Tags: Cleveland Cavaliers · Phoenix Suns · Phoenix Suns Recap