Minnesota Timberwolves 105, Phoenix Suns 93 — Turnover troubles

April 13th, 2013 · 38 Comments

The Suns have admitted they’re not a team with a lot of room for error. They didn’t play that way at Minnesota, attempting behind-the-back and no-look passes, proving that the Suns can indeed play loosely. Just not efficiently. Against one of the best defensive perimeters in the league (Ricky Rubio, Luke Ridnour and Andrei Kirilenko average […]

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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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Utah Jazz 103, Phoenix Suns 88 — Tanking tryouts

March 27th, 2013 · 41 Comments

Used to be that the Suns would frustrate their fans with inconsistency. Not a problem anymore. Phoenix is on a roll, one that has onlookers predicting (and lottery optimists hoping) loss after loss after loss. Wednesday’s 103-88 setback at Utah marked the Suns’ fourth loss in a row. It’s the sixth time this season Phoenix […]

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Washington Wizards 127, Phoenix Suns 105 — Worse to worst

March 16th, 2013 · 41 Comments

The Suns would normally take 105 points as a great night. They would normally accept Michael Beasley’s 21 points on 7-for-12 shooting in 23 minutes as a much-needed lift. Except Saturday’s game at Washington was anything but normal, not with Martell Webster hitting seven 3-pointers en route to 34 points. Not with Washington — the […]

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Suns’ effort to maximize youth killing Brown’s career year, trade value

March 7th, 2013 · 23 Comments

The Suns’ youth movement was coming. For some, it came too slow. For Shannon Brown, it came fast and hard, sending him from his starting role and a career year all the way to the end of the bench, where he has stayed without moving for eight consecutive games. Brown is unhappy. It’s hard to […]

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Preview: Toronto Raptors (23-38) at Phoenix Suns (21-39)

March 6th, 2013 · 5 Comments

Time: 7 p.m. MST TV: FSAZ First glances can deceive, and tonight’s game is further proof of that. The respective records of Toronto and Phoenix indicate they’re in the same boat. Lottery-bound.  Going nowhere. A mess. A closer look at recent results, however, reveals they couldn’t be further apart. The Raptors have dropped five straight, […]

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