NBA Standings: A look at the Suns’ playoff chase

April 9th, 2014 · 17 Comments

PHOENIX — It’s pretty simple for the Phoenix Suns. Win, and go to the playoffs. Somehow, that’s made Jeff Hornacek’s team find itself playing the best basketball of the year. During Phoenix’s 122-115 win against Oklahoma City on Sunday, Goran Dragic got his during a 19-point second quarter. Eric Bledsoe added 30 points total and […]

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Dragic and Tucker lead, but youth defines Suns’ character

April 7th, 2014 · 32 Comments

PHOENIX — It’s clear Goran Dragic and P.J. Tucker, holdovers from a failed regime, are two reasons the Phoenix Suns cling to the final Western Conference playoff spot with five games left on their schedule. Dragic scored 19 second-quarter points to finish with a team-high 26 in a 122-115 win against the Oklahoma City Thunder […]

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Phoenix Suns 122, Oklahoma City Thunder 115 — Alive and kickin’

April 6th, 2014 · 17 Comments

PHOENIX – The Suns aren’t dead yet. Arguably and in the moment of a 122-115 win on Sunday, they’ve never been so alive. Phoenix has a mighty hill to climb — the Grizzlies lost to fall to ninth and the Mavericks won to separate in their seventh-place spot on Sunday — but it was the […]

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Phoenix Suns 109, Porland Trail Blazers 93 — Green Week

April 4th, 2014 · 27 Comments

Jeff Hornacek must have gotten the message across. Two losses to the Los Angeles teams in a row made the Phoenix Suns able to see the end of their season on the horizon, but at first against the Portland Trail Blazers on Friday, it wasn’t clear whether they’d be able to harness the urgency in […]

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Preview: Phoenix Suns (44-31) vs. Portland Trail Blazers (49-27)

April 4th, 2014 · 17 Comments

Time: 7 p.m. MST TV: FOX Sports Arizona Plus Just more than a week ago, the Portland Trail Blazers looked like they might find themselves in the same predicament that the Phoenix Suns are in as they enter the Rose Garden on Friday night. LaMarcus Aldridge was injured, and All-Star point guard Damian Lillard didn’t […]

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Chris Paul and the Clippers land massive blow to Suns

April 3rd, 2014 · 13 Comments

PHOENIX — Doc Rivers had a fight even before he arrived to U.S. Airways Center on Wednesday. He battled traffic from the Diamondbacks game next door en route to the game and was late to his pregame media session. When he finally made it, Rivers joked that baseball and basketball shouldn’t be played on the […]

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