Phoenix Suns 106, Cleveland Cavaliers 98 — Moving on up

January 19th, 2011 · 21 Comments

Two down, three to go. The Phoenix Suns avoided the proverbial letdown game Wednesday by defeating the worst team in the Eastern Conference, 106-98, for the team’s fourth consecutive victory. The Suns defeated the Knicks on Monday to begin their five-game East Coast swing. Phoenix led by as much as 17 but let the shorthanded Cavaliers […]

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Preview: Portland Trail Blazers (20-19) at Phoenix Suns (16-21)

January 14th, 2011 · 1 Comment

Phoenix Suns 115, Portland Trail Blazers 111 Approaching the midway point of the season, the Phoenix Suns sit in 11thplace in the West, three games out of the eighth and final playoff spot. Who currently holds that precarious position? Well, that’d be the Suns’ opponent Friday night, the Portland Trail Blazers. “We have to start playing like […]

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Phoenix Suns 118, New Jersey Nets 109 — Respirator revival

January 12th, 2011 · 48 Comments

PHOENIX — Just as fans began to exit the building, assuming another embarrassing loss, the Phoenix Suns went off on an epic fourth quarter run to overcome a 15-point deficit and defeat the New Jersey Nets, 118-109 in overtime. Phoenix appeared to be dead midway through the fourth quarter until finally the team caught a […]

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Preview: Los Angeles Lakers (24-11) at Phoenix Suns (14-18)

January 5th, 2011 · 5 Comments

Los Angeles Lakers 99, Phoenix Suns 95 PHOENIX — Oh how far the mighty have fallen. It was just seven months ago the Lakers and Suns were battling it out in the Western Conference Finals. Now, one team is still struggling to find continuity while staying afloat in the playoff hunt and the other has spent the […]

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Phoenix Suns practice report: Alvin Gentry likes Vince Carter as late-game shooter

January 4th, 2011 · 8 Comments

PHOENIX — Early Tuesday morning fellow Valley of the Suns contributor Mike Schmitz listed out his reasons for Phoenix’s lack of success in game-deciding scenarios. One point made was that the Suns still have no go-to guy down the stretch in a close game. Schmitz went on to say the newly acquired Vince Carter could/should […]

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Phoenix Suns 92, Detroit Pistons 75 — Defensive lockdown

January 1st, 2011 · 12 Comments

On a night in which millions celebrated a new year, the Phoenix Suns turned over a new leaf and held the Detroit Pistons to a remarkable 75 points en route to an easy 92-75 win Friday night. “It was a much needed win for us; I thought we were aggressive from the start,” Suns coach Alvin Gentry […]

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