Entries Tagged as 'Bench'

Requiem for a bench

May 21st, 2012 · 28 Comments

The Pacers-Heat series has been the best matchup of the second round, hands down. With Phoenix’s season over, I have no vested interest in any one team, but I still find myself pulling for the Pacers every time they take the court. At first, I dismissed this as the anti-Heat sentiment that seems to have […]

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Memphis Grizzlies 104, Phoenix Suns 93 — Not enough bench

April 11th, 2012 · 49 Comments

Before Grant Hill’s injury, the Phoenix Suns’ usual starting lineup of Nash-Dudley-Hill-Frye-Gortat spent 745 minutes together on the floor (second in the NBA to Indiana’s starting five) and was better than any unit that played at least 300 minutes together (18 such lineups). By beating their opponents by 12.6 points per 100 possessions, according to […]

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Tags: Bench · Memphis Grizzlies · Phoenix Suns · Phoenix Suns Recap · Sebastian Telfair

Phoenix Suns 114, Minnesota Timberwolves 90 — No Love at all

April 9th, 2012 · 37 Comments

The Phoenix Suns were ruthlessly efficient from start to finish as they dismantled the Minnesota Timberwolves 114-90 Monday night. The Suns won for the fifth time in April thanks to 57 percent shooting from the field and 66 points from their bench. Kevin Love and the Timberwolves looked listless throughout the entire game and never […]

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Phoenix Suns 107, Utah Jazz 105 — A Nashty finish

April 4th, 2012 · 13 Comments

Ever since Amare Stoudemire left town, the Suns have lacked a go-to scorer, the kind of player teams rely on to get a bucket in crunch time when they need it most. Well, apparently Steve Nash has added that responsibility to his already lengthy job description after drilling two go-ahead baskets in the final 14 […]

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Tags: Bench · Phoenix Suns · Phoenix Suns Recap · Steve Nash

Phoenix Suns 99, Atlanta Hawks 90 — Frye’s shot returns

February 6th, 2012 · 24 Comments

There are many reasons why the Phoenix Suns’ offense has slipped from the heights of the elite all the way down to the bottom third of the league, but Channing Frye’s struggles have played a major role. The Suns’ sharpshooter entered the day hitting 34.7 percent of his shots and 29.1 percent of his long […]

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Tags: Atlanta Hawks · Bench · Channing Frye · Phoenix Suns · Phoenix Suns Recap · Steve Nash

Michael Redd signing complicates Suns’ bench

December 29th, 2011 · 19 Comments

The Phoenix Suns’ 2009-10 bench morphed into an elite unit for a number of reasons, but chief among them was the fact that everybody knew their roles and the core of players that made up the bench complemented each other perfectly. After signing Michael Redd on Thursday, the Phoenix Suns’ roster will house 13 players […]

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