Entries Tagged as 'Boston Celtics'

Phoenix Suns played best defense of Nash Era vs. Boston

February 2nd, 2011 · 1 Comment

Upon further review, the Suns’ defensive lockdown of the Boston Celtics Friday night was the team’s best defensive effort of the Steve Nash Era, according to research done by ESPN Stats and Info at my request. I previously reported that the Suns posted an off the charts defensive efficiency of 71.7. ESPN Stats and Info […]

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Tags: Boston Celtics · Defense · Phoenix Suns · Phoenix Suns Analysis

Mickael Pietrus rejoins rotation to give Grant Hill rest

January 30th, 2011 · 3 Comments

PHOENIX — Going into the season, Alvin Gentry expected to require the services of Grant Hill for something like 20-25 minutes per contest. Instead he has played 30.4 minutes per game, including an average of 37.8 per game during the final four games of the Suns five-game win streak (he missed the first with a […]

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Tags: Boston Celtics · Defense · Grant Hill · Mickael Pietrus · Phoenix Suns · Phoenix Suns Analysis · Phoenix Suns News

Phoenix Suns 88, Boston Celtics 71 — Everything goes right

January 29th, 2011 · 44 Comments

PHOENIX — Nothing about Friday’s 88-71 victory over the Boston Celtics was typical of the Phoenix Suns basketball team we’ve seen all season. The Suns blew out the Eastern Conference’s best team Friday night and held a comfortable working margin all game after dropping three in a row to mediocre East squads from Charlotte and […]

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Tags: Boston Celtics · Channing Frye · Marcin Gortat · Mickael Pietrus · Phoenix Suns · Phoenix Suns Recap

Preview: Boston Celtics (35-10) at Phoenix Suns (20-24)

January 28th, 2011 · 3 Comments

Phoenix Suns 88, Boston Celtics 71 PHOENIX — Lately, the Phoenix Suns have not been taking care of business against teams that they should. They might try taking a cue from the Boston Celtics. The current Eastern Conference leader has gone 20-5 against teams below .500. In most years, the Suns wouldn’t fall into that […]

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Tags: Boston Celtics · Phoenix Suns · Phoenix Suns Preview

NBA blog previews: Atlantic Division

September 18th, 2010 · No Comments

Here at ValleyoftheSuns we focus pretty much all of our time on your Phoenix Suns. But there’s a whole league out there to preview! For help with that I’ve joined up with 75 bloggers (it only seems like half of them are Celtics bloggers) in the fifth annual NBA Blog Previews organized by Jeff Clark […]

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Tags: Boston Celtics · New Jersey Nets · New York Knicks · Philadelphia 76ers · Toronto Raptors

Suns rumors: Boston Celtics courting Leandro Barbosa

July 4th, 2010 · 40 Comments

It looks like the Phoenix Suns may have finally found a team willing to take reserve guard Leandro Barbosa and the $14.7 million that he’s owed over the next two seasons off their hands. The Boston Herald recently reported that the Boston Celitcs are interested in Barbosa, as well as Rudy Fernandez, and could move […]

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Tags: Boston Celtics · Leandro Barbosa · Phoenix Suns · Phoenix Suns Rumors · Trades