Entries from December 2012

Oklahoma City Thunder 114, Phoenix Suns 96 — Talent wins out

December 31st, 2012 · 39 Comments

Until the clock struck 5:00 in the fourth quarter on Monday, the fans in Chesapeake Energy Arena and the Oklahoma City Thunder team itself appeared bored with the Phoenix Suns. When the clock hit 0:00, the Thunder had pulled out a 114-96 home win after finally turning on the jets late and making what was […]

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The Phoenix Suns’ concluded stories of 2012

December 31st, 2012 · 5 Comments

On the last day of the year, the Valley of the Suns team takes a look back at five of the top storylines from 2012. Most of the stories hinge on a year involving significant change; 2012 represented sorrow, pain, hope and disappointment for Suns fans. Yet, the Suns are in a unique position because […]

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Preview: Phoenix Suns (11-20) at Oklahoma City Thunder (23-6)

December 31st, 2012 · 10 Comments

Oklahoma City Thunder 114, Phoenix Suns 96 It’s one thing for the young Suns, who are 2-13 on the road, to end a five-game losing streak away from U.S. Airways Center but quite another to do it against the Oklahoma City Thunder playing with a little nasty streak. The Phoenix Suns didn’t have many answers […]

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Minnesota Timberwolves 111, Phoenix Suns 107 — More of the same

December 29th, 2012 · 32 Comments

The Phoenix Suns continue to invent new ways to lose thanks to poor late-game execution. In a shootout defined by dominant frontcourt play from Minnesota and Luis Scola’s best game as a Sun, Phoenix just could not get a stop down the stretch before a couple of poor offensive decisions ultimately doomed them in a […]

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Phoenix Suns (11-19) at Minnesota Timberwolves (13-13)

December 29th, 2012 · 19 Comments

Minnesota Timberwolves 111, Phoenix Suns 107 Remember the goodwill the Phoenix Suns temporarily built up with a four-game winning streak heading into last Friday’s showdown against the Portland Trail Blazers? Eight days later, all of the warm and fuzzy feelings surrounding Alvin Gentry’s club have slowly dissipated with four painful losses. Now ordinarily four straight […]

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Indiana Pacers 97, Phoenix Suns 91 — Another opportunity squandered

December 28th, 2012 · 18 Comments

Another late lead thrown away. Another road game lost. The Phoenix Suns fell to the Indiana Pacers 97-91 on Friday night in a game they should have won. This season has been marked by long streaks, both good and bad. The Suns are in the middle of another very bad streak at the moment. This […]

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