Entries from November 2012

Phoenix Suns start Shannon Brown, Markieff Morris over Jared Dudley, Luis Scola

November 21st, 2012 · 7 Comments

PHOENIX — Alvin Gentry has reams of lineup data covering his desk, so he’s surely aware that the Suns’ old starting lineup was being outscored by about 40 points per 100 possessions over the course of the last six games. The Suns’ coaching staff has met for a few hours a day the last several […]

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Tags: Jared Dudley · Luis Scola · Markieff Morris · Phoenix Suns · Phoenix Suns News · Sebastian Telfair

Preview: Portland Trail Blazers (5-5) at Phoenix Suns (4-7)

November 21st, 2012 · 5 Comments

Phoenix Suns 114, Portland Trail Blazers 87 PHOENIX — Two home games remain before the Phoenix Suns hit a six-game road trip that, while the opponents make look less daunting on paper, is nonetheless a long time away from US Airways Center. Head coach Alvin Gentry often preaches about taking care of home court — […]

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Tags: Phoenix Suns · Phoenix Suns Preview · Portland Trail Blazers

Alvin Gentry mum on lineup changes, Dragic talks ‘blackouts’ in focus

November 20th, 2012 · 14 Comments

PHOENIX — Suns head coach Alvin Gentry didn’t reveal his hand on Tuesday after he said there would be changes to Phoenix’s lineup. He would only issue a hint that there will be changes made to put better combinations of players in the game together. “You’ll know tomorrow,” Gentry said when probed to reveal a […]

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Tags: Alvin Gentry · Marcin Gortat · Phoenix Suns

A discussion on Marcin Gortat’s comments

November 20th, 2012 · 23 Comments

Michael Schwartz: So Kevin, Marcin Gortat made some inflammatory comments about his role with the Suns and his future that were translated into English on Monday. Should we take what he says at face value? Kevin Zimmerman: I think you can take it for 80 percent of face value. Translations and all that could make it come […]

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Tags: Marcin Gortat · Phoenix Suns · Phoenix Suns Analysis

Here we go again: Marcin Gortat mouths off after Suns’ slow start

November 19th, 2012 · 46 Comments

Remember 10 days ago when Marcin Gortat and his shot-blocking prowess were the talk of the town? That seems like forever ago at this point. The Suns have lost four of five since their 26-point comeback at home against Cleveland on Nov. 9, and Gortat has been virtually non-existent at the offensive end — averaging […]

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Miami Heat 97, Phoenix Suns 88 — Groundhog Day

November 18th, 2012 · 35 Comments

PHOENIX – The Phoenix Suns are nothing if not consistent. Saturday’s matchup against the Dwyane Wade-less Miami Heat followed the same forgettable script of most games this season. Start slow, fall behind by double digits, fight back into it, and falter down the stretch. The story of this game — a 97-88 loss, their third […]

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Tags: Alvin Gentry · Bench · Miami Heat · P.J. Tucker · Phoenix Suns · Phoenix Suns Recap