Markieff Morris survives grueling Rising Stars Challenge, catches nifty Rubio passes

February 24th, 2012 · 1 Comment

That was the single greatest game with no defense* ever played between two teams consisting of first- and second-year players selected for their teams by Charles Barkley and Shaquille O’Neal in history! *Okay; technically, some defense was played, at least on one possession. It was all Greg Monroe’s fault, and it was hilarious. Seriously, if […]

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Steve Nash selected for All-Star Game

February 9th, 2012 · 4 Comments

Steve Nash has done his level best to keep the Suns afloat all season long, through offensive droughts and ever-shifting rotations. On Thursday evening, the NBA coaches rewarded him for his efforts by selecting him as a Western Conference reserve for the 2012 All-Star Game in Orlando. It’s Nash’s eighth All-Star Game and his sixth as […]

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Preview: Charlotte Bobcats (3-20) at Phoenix Suns (8-14)

February 4th, 2012 · 5 Comments

Phoenix Suns 95, Charlotte Bobcats 89 Typically, this preview would focus on the statistical differentials between the teams in various advanced metrics — offensive rebound rate, effective field goal percentage and the other Four Factors — but this isn’t a typical game. This is a clash between a Suns team that can’t seem to find […]

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Robin Lopez suspended one game for bumping ref

January 25th, 2012 · 10 Comments

Suns center Robin Lopez was suspended today for one game without pay for making contact with an official in the second quarter of Phoenix’s loss to the Raptors on Tuesday night. Lopez will serve his suspension Friday night in Portland. Lopez reacted viscerally to what he felt was a foul on Andrea Bargnani when Lopez […]

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Phoenix Suns 79, Boston Celtics 71 — Lipstick on a pig

January 20th, 2012 · 16 Comments

On a night of ugly basketball, the Suns were able to apply just enough lipstick to be the prettiest belle at the ball. Though the Suns set their season high in turnovers, they defeated Boston 79-71 on the fourth night of a five-game road trip for Phoenix. Marcin Gortat (24) and Jared Dudley (12) led […]

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Preview: Phoenix Suns (4-8) at Chicago Bulls (12-3)

January 17th, 2012 · 21 Comments

Chicago Bulls 118, Phoenix Suns 97 The Phoenix Suns, losers of their last four contests after pulling to .500 on the season, will have their star point guard tonight against the Chicago Bulls. Whether or not Steve Nash will be matched up against the reigning MVP, Derrick Rose, is still up in the air. Rose […]

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