Entries Tagged as 'Bench'

Jeff Hornacek has developed a winning bench

January 21st, 2014 · 14 Comments

Going into the season, there were many unknowns about the Phoenix Suns. Most experts expected them to contend for a top-5 pick in the NBA Draft as they struggled with a team full of young players. Instead, the Suns raced out to a 19-11 start and were challenging for a top-5 seed in the Western […]

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Tags: Archie Goodwin · Bench · Eric Bledsoe · Gerald Green · Goran Dragic · Markieff Morris · Phoenix Suns · Phoenix Suns Analysis

Miami Heat 97, Phoenix Suns 88 — Groundhog Day

November 18th, 2012 · 35 Comments

PHOENIX – The Phoenix Suns are nothing if not consistent. Saturday’s matchup against the Dwyane Wade-less Miami Heat followed the same forgettable script of most games this season. Start slow, fall behind by double digits, fight back into it, and falter down the stretch. The story of this game — a 97-88 loss, their third […]

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Tags: Alvin Gentry · Bench · Miami Heat · P.J. Tucker · Phoenix Suns · Phoenix Suns Recap

Fool’s good: Suns’ bench still seeking to be greater than sum of its parts

November 13th, 2012 · 4 Comments

PHOENIX — Shannon Brown’s six fourth quarter three-pointers pace the Suns to a win in Charlotte. Sebastian Telfair’s 10 second quarter points against the Cavaliers help right the ship for Phoenix during the team’s largest home comeback in franchise history. Markieff Morris’ complete effort gives the Suns a much-needed win over the Nuggets. These have […]

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Tags: Alvin Gentry · Bench · P.J. Tucker · Phoenix Suns · Phoenix Suns Analysis · Sebastian Telfair · Shannon Brown

Golden State Warriors 87, Phoenix Suns 85 — New era, same result

November 1st, 2012 · 29 Comments

PHOENIX — Entering the season, many expected the Phoenix Suns to struggle for a variety of reasons, including defensive rebounding, a weak bench, a lack of a go-to scorer and the inconsistency of Michael Beasley. It took just one game for all of these issues to result in a Suns loss, as Wednesday’s 87-85 season-opening […]

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Tags: Bench · Golden State Warriors · Michael Beasley · P.J. Tucker · Phoenix Suns · Phoenix Suns Recap

Phoenix Suns need bench to bring energy, keep games tight

October 29th, 2012 · 8 Comments

PHOENIX — They might not lead the league in plus-minus as last year’s starters did for a portion of last season, but the Suns’ starting lineup figures to be good enough to keep the team in most games this year. It’s anybody’s guess whether the bench will keep pace. After the Suns’ 2009-10 bench played […]

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Tags: Bench · Phoenix Suns

Phoenix Suns fall to OKC Thunder, give role players opportunities

October 19th, 2012 · 14 Comments

Alvin Gentry used a game against the well-executing Oklahoma City Thunder to test out his pieces that had something to prove. Phoenix fell to OKC 107-97 on Friday at the Bok Center in Tulsa, Okla., and the unusual suspects of P.J. Tucker, Wesley Johnson and Luke Zeller led the Suns in minutes played. Those three, along […]

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Tags: Bench · Oklahoma City Thunder · Phoenix Suns · Phoenix Suns Recap