Entries Tagged as 'Bench'

Phoenix Suns 107, Golden State Warriors 101 — Rebounding to .500

December 3rd, 2010 · 7 Comments

When the Suns got hot during the second half last season, they were practically invincible when they won the rebounding battle. You could say the same thing about this year’s Suns, but the sample size is so small it hardly qualifies as a trend. Still when you consider Phoenix’s offensive prowess and its ineptness on […]

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Tags: Bench · Golden State Warriors · Jason Richardson · Phoenix Suns · Phoenix Suns Recap · Rebounding

Phoenix Suns Notes: Suns searching for bench spark

November 27th, 2010 · 7 Comments

PHOENIX — Last season the Phoenix Suns won 54 regular season games and head coach Alvin Gentry estimated superb bench play was directly related to winning 20 of them. But at the moment Gentry does not appear to have the same kind of confidence in his reserves as he has gone with a quick hook […]

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Tags: Bench · Earl Clark · Gani Lawal · Hakim Warrick · Hedo Turkoglu · Phoenix Suns · Phoenix Suns Analysis · Steve Nash

Chicago Bulls 123, Phoenix Suns 115 — Epic collapse

November 25th, 2010 · 7 Comments

PHOENIX — For a quarter Wednesday night the Suns looked like the Phoenix Suns of old, running off makes, running off misses, knocking down open threes and overall demoralizing a tired opponent that played the night before while running up a 23-point lead. But Derrick Rose and the Bulls steadily chipped away at the deficit […]

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

Hakim Warrick should be the Phoenix Suns’ starting power forward, not Hedo Turkoglu

October 23rd, 2010 · 20 Comments

All of the dollar signs, egos and overall skills validate Hedo Turkoglu starting for the Phoenix Suns. The 6-foot-10 multi-skilled forward will make more this season than every Suns player not named Steve Nash or Jason Richardson — $10,215,850 million. Turkoglu also started 301 of his last 305 games, and didn’t exactly do an admirable […]

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Tags: Bench · Hakim Warrick · Hedo Turkoglu · Phoenix Suns · Phoenix Suns Analysis

Phoenix Suns bench could be better than last year

October 21st, 2010 · 1 Comment

PHOENIX — Steve Nash, Amare Stoudemire and Jason Richardson certainly had something to do with it as well, but one of the biggest reasons the Suns rolled to the Western Conference Finals last season was because of their game-changing bench. Time and time again the bench would overwhelm an opponent to either get the Suns […]

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The all-time Phoenix Suns garbage time lineup

September 25th, 2010 · 10 Comments

By now you’ve seen Valley of the Suns founder Michael Schwartz’s choices for an all-time Suns starting five, and in particular players from the 1990s-today. Receiving far less publicity, however, are the last men on the bench. These players have been equally important to providing long-tortured Suns fans with emotional highs and lows over the […]

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Tags: Bench · Phoenix Suns · Phoenix Suns Analysis