Entries Tagged as 'Defense'

How the Phoenix Suns shut down Amare Stoudemire and Carmelo Anthony

January 19th, 2012 · 13 Comments

It’s no surprise to see Amare Stoudemire and Carmelo Anthony have inefficient shooting nights. Even Spike Lee would admit that STAT (40.8 FG%) and Melo (41.1 FG%) are high-volume chuckers with awful shot selection. But it was somewhat shocking to see a Phoenix Suns team that just allowed 118 points to the Derrick Rose-less Chicago […]

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Tags: Amare Stoudemire · Defense · Grant Hill · Marcin Gortat · New York Knicks · Phoenix Suns

Phoenix Suns 91, New York Knicks 88 — Suns win battle of the exes

January 18th, 2012 · 37 Comments

Steve Nash outdueled ex-teammate Amare Stoudemire and the Phoenix Suns got a hard-fought victory Wednesday night at Madison Square Garden, 91-88. Nash scored 26 points, dished out 11 assists, and hit six free throws down the stretch to seal the game, which was tight all the way to the final buzzer. After taking the night […]

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Tags: Defense · New York Knicks · Phoenix Suns · Phoenix Suns Recap · Steve Nash

Chicago Bulls 118, Phoenix Suns 97 — Defensive indifference

January 18th, 2012 · 59 Comments

The Phoenix Suns shot better than 50 percent, stayed close on the boards and received a superstar offensive performance from Steve Nash yet the Chicago Bulls still found a way to wallop them even with their All-Star point guard in street clothes. The Suns managed to score 30 more points than the Bulls were allowing […]

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Tags: Chicago Bulls · Defense · Marcin Gortat · Phoenix Suns · Phoenix Suns Recap · Robin Lopez · Steve Nash

Phoenix Suns 93, New Orleans Hornets 78 — Defensive lockdown

December 31st, 2011 · 14 Comments

It came against a New Orleans Hornets squad missing its leading scorer that won’t remind anybody of the Seven Seconds or Less Suns even at full strength following the Chris Paul trade. But for the Phoenix Suns – the Phoenix Suns – to hold an NBA opponent to 28.9 percent shooting for an entire game is […]

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Tags: Defense · New Orleans Hornets · Phoenix Suns · Phoenix Suns Recap

Ronnie Price hangs his hat on defense, toughness

December 20th, 2011 · 2 Comments

PHOENIX — When Ronnie Price wrapped up his four-year hoops career at Clear Brook High School, there were no big-time universities waiting for him. In fact, there weren’t any schools at all. The Friendswood, Texas native graduated high school at 5-foot-7, 140 pounds soaking wet. Coaches didn’t like his prospects at the next level, leaving […]

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Tags: Defense · Phoenix Suns · Ronnie Price

Phoenix Suns emphasizing defense with Elston Turner’s guidance

December 20th, 2011 · 9 Comments

PHOENIX — The Phoenix Suns couldn’t sign Dwight Howard to patrol the paint. They didn’t have the assets to bring on Rajon Rondo to lock up opposing point guards, or Tony Allen to be the Kobe Stopper. So the Suns did the next best thing – hired a touted defensive coordinator to make the most […]

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Tags: Defense · Phoenix Suns