Entries Tagged as 'Bench'

Phoenix Suns must develop deep bench for compact season

December 19th, 2011 · 17 Comments

PHOENIX — Two years ago the Phoenix Suns shocked the NBA world by riding a dynamic offense led by Nash and Amare all the way to the Western Conference Finals. But aside from the pick-and-roll run by those two stars, that Suns team succeeded most because it went 10 deep with a defensive-focused second unit […]

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Tags: Bench · Phoenix Suns · Phoenix Suns Analysis

Preview: Phoenix Suns (38-40) at New Orleans Hornets (45-33)

April 8th, 2011 · No Comments

New Orleans Hornets 109, Phoenix Suns 97 The Phoenix Suns expected everything to be on the line tonight against a New Orleans Hornets squad that two weeks ago they seemed to have a legitimate chance of catching. At the time the Suns still were seeking a miracle, but it seemed to be a doable miracle […]

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Tags: Bench · Josh Childress · New Orleans Hornets · Phoenix Suns · Phoenix Suns Preview

Phoenix Suns 108, Minnesota Timberwolves 98 — Bench victory

April 6th, 2011 · 11 Comments

With the playoffs out of the question and nothing tangible to play for, it’s up to the Phoenix Suns’ bench and role players to rack up victories as the season comes to a close. Although it came against the NBA’s worst team without its best player in Kevin Love, the Suns’ second unit rose to […]

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Tags: Aaron Brooks · Bench · Minnesota Timberwolves · Phoenix Suns · Phoenix Suns Recap

Phoenix Suns 114, Toronto Raptors 106 –- ‘Total team effort’

March 24th, 2011 · 16 Comments

PHOENIX — In Mathletics, former Mavericks stats guru Wayne Winston found that playing on the second game of a back-to-back makes an NBA team play two points worse than average. If only Winston could come up with a formula that would determine how much worse a team would be expected to play when its best […]

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Tags: Aaron Brooks · Bench · Channing Frye · Phoenix Suns · Phoenix Suns Recap · Toronto Raptors

Phoenix Suns 108, Los Angeles Clippers 99 — Bench save

March 20th, 2011 · 20 Comments

Nursing a three-point lead heading into the fourth quarter, I wondered how long Alvin Gentry would wait to re-insert Steve Nash into a game his team couldn’t lose as it clings to playoff hopes that took a major hit during last week’s four-game losing streak. But the only tough decision Gentry ended up facing this […]

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Tags: Bench · Channing Frye · Los Angeles Clippers · Phoenix Suns · Phoenix Suns Recap · Steve Nash · Zabian Dowdell

Boston Celtics 115, Phoenix Suns 103 — Revenge best served cold

March 3rd, 2011 · 26 Comments

BOSTON — The Boston Celtics are widely known around the NBA as the baddest team in the land, and the Phoenix Suns stared them right in the eye without flinching Wednesday night in the TD Garden. They did so both on the scoreboard, where they brought a 29-point second-half lead all the way down to […]

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Tags: Alvin Gentry · Bench · Boston Celtics · Jared Dudley · Phoenix Suns · Phoenix Suns Recap