Entries from January 2013

Clippers pregame: Del Negro on Lindsey Hunter, and Hunter on himself

January 24th, 2013 · 5 Comments

PHOENIX — Los Angeles Clippers head coach Vinny Del Negro has ties to both the Phoenix Suns and newly-inserted interim head coach Lindsey Hunter. He got his post-player career started in Phoenix before coaching Hunter in Chicago a few years back. Asked before the game about the situation in Phoenix, Del Negro did his best […]

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Tags: Phoenix Suns

Preview: Los Angeles Clippers (32-11) at Phoenix Suns (14-28)

January 24th, 2013 · 10 Comments

Phoenix Suns 93, Los Angeles Clippers 88 TV: TNT If you didn’t believe that seven days was a lifetime in the NBA, take a look at what has transpired for the Phoenix Suns since they took the floor at US Airways Center last Thursday. Following a fourth quarter meltdown that led to a 98-94 defeat […]

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Tags: Los Angeles Clippers · Phoenix Suns · Phoenix Suns Preview

Phoenix Suns 106, Sacramento Kings 96 — Good thing the season starts today

January 24th, 2013 · 89 Comments

By my count, the Los Angeles Lakers have restarted their season between three and thirty times already this year. The Suns, on the other hand, have hit the reset button only once. Tonight’s victory, a 106-96 win against the Sacramento Kings, was the first of the Lindsey Hunter era. It was sloppy to say the […]

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Tags: Phoenix Suns · Phoenix Suns Recap · Sacramento Kings

Utilizing Luis Scola at the high post

January 23rd, 2013 · 15 Comments

The Phoenix Suns have made a massive course correction here at the halfway point of the season. Alvin Gentry is sitting at home, and Lindsey Hunter is now in charge. In the coming weeks, the team is going to explore new options on offense and defense. The coaching staff will look back at the first […]

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Tags: Luis Scola · Offense · Phoenix Suns

Preview: Phoenix Suns (13-28) at Sacramento Kings (16-26)

January 23rd, 2013 · No Comments

Time: 8 p.m. MST TV: FSAZ A week ago, the Phoenix Suns’ visit to Sacramento appeared winnable despite the Suns’ 3-17 record away from US Airways Center. They’d won four in a row against Keith Smart’s talented but sometimes troubled squad, and a five-day layoff looked beneficial. The Suns were often at their relative bests […]

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Tags: Phoenix Suns Preview · Sacramento Kings

Suns shouting match? Jermaine O’Neal, GM Lance Blanks get into it

January 22nd, 2013 · 107 Comments

Count Jermaine O’Neal among the “old guard” unhappy with the new changes in Planet Orange. The Suns’ backup big man reportedly got into a post-practice shouting match with general manager Lance Blanks, according to Yahoo! Sports insider Adrian Wojnarowski. Y! Sources: Phoenix GM Lance Blanks and Jermaine O’Neal engaged in loud, angry confrontation near Suns locker […]

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Tags: Alvin Gentry · Jermaine O'Neal · Lance Blanks