Apr 6, 2014; Phoenix, AZ, USA; Phoenix Suns forward P.J. Tucker (on ground) celebrates with teammates Goran Dragic (1) and Gerald Green (14) after being fouled in the fourth quarter against the Oklahoma City Thunder at US Airways Center. The Suns defeated the Thunder 122-115. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Morning Sunshine: Phoenix Suns News (April 8)


This is our daily feature here at SunNGun where we scavenge the internet for recent stories related to the Phoenix Suns organization and relay them to you, so we are the one-stop-shopping for all things Phoenix Suns. We’ll have it for you everyday, hopefully posted for you in the morning. The links to these full articles are in the title, take a look at the entire stories. The writers at all the other blogs are good and have some interesting information and perspective, but come back here for our take and full coverage of the team.

Green a Dream for Suns, Nightmare for Opponents

“Oklahoma City head coach Scott Brooks didn’t start with a breakdown on how Eric Bledsoe picks teams apart. He didn’t opt for emphasis on the lethal pick-and-pops executed by Goran Dragic and Channing Frye. Less than two hours before tip-off at Phoenix, Brooks’ main concern was Gerald Green, a guy who is playing for his seventh NBA team in nine years.

“He has length; he has athleticism to get to the basket,” Brooks said. “He has three-point shooting. He’s always moving around looking for his shot, so we have to make sure that we always know where he is. We can’t let him get going, ‘cause once you let a guy get going, it’s hard to turn him off.”

Phoenix Suns forward P.J. Tucker shows off his all-around game against the Oklahoma City Thunder

“The Suns picked up one of the biggest wins of their season against the Oklahoma City Thunder on Sunday night, knocking off the second best team in the West 122-115. Goran Dragic entered dragon mode in the second quarter, scoring 19 points in the period and finishing with a team best 26 points. Gerald Green got red hot in the second half and scored 17 of his 24 points. But the player of the game for the Suns was P.J. Tucker.”

Phoenix Suns combo of Goran Dragic and Eric Bledsoe are slashing toward the playoffs

“Opposing coaches game plan to stop Dragic and Bledsoe from controlling the game, but very few have succeeded at that task. The combo of Bledsoe and Dragic have won 19 of their past 25 starts, including 9 of 12 in the most important stretch of the season.”

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