Entries from April 2013

Stuck in the middle: How the Morris twins reflect the Suns’ uncertainty

April 12th, 2013 · 19 Comments

There’s no rule book on being a bad NBA team. It’s one reason for the ongoing discussion of tanking being a legitimate option or a sorry excuse for what used to be called “rebuilding.” The Phoenix Suns and especially president of basketball ops Lon Babby have maintained they are against it. And though they’ve done […]

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Tags: Marcus Morris · Markieff Morris · Phoenix Suns · Phoenix Suns Analysis

Phoenix Suns 102, Dallas Mavericks 91 — Leave the beards, take the win

April 10th, 2013 · 39 Comments

What a difference a day makes. The Phoenix Suns reminded us all how good a well-earned victory feels as they defeated the Dallas Mavericks 102-91 at the American Airlines Arena. Last night, the Suns lost in gut-wrenching fashion to the Houston Rockets on a last-second goaltend. Had that defeat, their tenth in a row, caused […]

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Tags: Dallas Mavericks · Phoenix Suns · Phoenix Suns Recap

Preview: Phoenix Suns (23-55) at Dallas Mavericks (38-39)

April 10th, 2013 · 13 Comments

Phoenix Suns 102, Dallas Mavericks 91 TV: FSAZ Tonight’s game in Dallas puts the Phoenix Suns’ last 12 months in seriously harsh perspective. A little less than a year ago, the Suns were a .500 team trying to make an unexpected playoff run after a disappointing start to the season. Ultimately that push came up […]

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Tags: Dallas Mavericks · Draft · Los Angeles Lakers · Phoenix Suns · Phoenix Suns Preview

Houston Rockets 101, Phoenix Suns 98 — Goaltending gaffe

April 10th, 2013 · 21 Comments

Jermaine O’Neal is one of the few veterans on the Phoenix Suns. The old guy. The oldest guy, in fact. He’s been there, done that. So when the Suns lost to Houston on a rookie-like  mistake (goaltending) that won the game for the Rockets, the veteran big man would be the last suspect for such […]

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Tags: Houston Rockets · Jermaine O'Neal · Phoenix Suns

Video: Jermaine O’Neal goaltends as Rockets stun the Suns

April 9th, 2013 · 14 Comments

Jermaine O’Neal pulled about as unsavvy a move as can be on Tuesday night as the Rockets beat the Suns in stunning fashion — on a after-the-buzzer goaltending call on a James Harden three-point attempt. At the same time, the move was perfectly fitting for Phoenix’s season. And it also avoided the risk of the […]

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Tags: Houston Rockets · Jermaine O'Neal · Phoenix Suns News

Preview: Phoenix Suns (23-54) at Houston Rockets (43-34)

April 9th, 2013 · 14 Comments

Time: 5 p.m. MST TV: FSAZ PHOENIX — Luis Scola will be at the center of attention when the Phoenix Suns take on the Houston Rockets Tuesday night at the Toyota Center, but it has little to do with the forward’s return to the city he called home for five seasons. When asked by reporters […]

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Tags: Houston Rockets · Phoenix Suns · Phoenix Suns Preview