Phoenix Suns 127, Minnesota Timberwolves 120 — Staring at death

March 23rd, 2014 · 40 Comments

Apparently, the Phoenix Suns need to stare death in the eye to see just how close they are to missing the playoffs. A miserably slow start, especially on the defensive end, made a rally necessary Sunday against the Minnesota Timberwolves. Markieff Morris swiped at Kevin Love, who for the second time in a row put […]

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Preview: Phoenix Suns (40-29) vs. Minnesota Timberwolves (34-33)

March 23rd, 2014 · 12 Comments

Time: 12:30 p.m. MST TV: FSA Time is running out for the Minnesota Timberwolves to make a run toward a playoff bid, and five games back of the Western Conference’s ninth-place team, the Phoenix Suns, a last-ditch effort toward a run might depend on how they do in hosting Jeff Hornacek’s team Sunday afternoon. Phoenix […]

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Suns balance rest and the playoff chase

March 19th, 2014 · 35 Comments

PHOENIX — Two days after giving up 58.6 percent shooting to the Brooklyn Nets, the Phoenix Suns finally saw a defensive breakthrough. Jeff Hornacek’s team held the Orlando Magic to 40 percent shooting, and while a 48-minute effort would be preferred, the Suns did enough when it came down to it to pull off a […]

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Phoenix Suns 109, Orlando Magic 93 — The cure-all

March 19th, 2014 · 29 Comments

PHOENIX – Jeff Hornacek thought a promising win at Toronto two games ago was the building block for the Phoenix Suns to kick up some dust in chasing down the Memphis Grizzlies and Dallas Mavericks for a final playoff spot. Forty-eight minutes later against Brooklyn, allowing 58.6 percent shooting slapped that notion back in Hornacek’s […]

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Brooklyn Nets 108, Phoenix Suns 95 — Defensive holes

March 17th, 2014 · 51 Comments

Blindly choose what the Phoenix Suns didn’t do right in a 108-95 road loss to the Brooklyn Nets on Monday night, and there’s a good chance it’d be spot on. The Suns’ defense was flat-out bad — with all the holes, call it Net-like if you’d like — giving up 58.6 percent shooting to a […]

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P.J. Tucker ejected for tussle with Blake Griffin

March 10th, 2014 · 15 Comments

P.J. Tucker earned a personal, technical and ejection Monday in the Phoenix Suns’ 112-105 loss to the Los Angeles Clippers. In the second half, Griffin went after an offensive rebound and took down Tucker to earn a forearm shove below the head. Excuse the homer-ish analysis, but unless the pixels lie, Griffin’s head jerking back […]

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