Entries Tagged as 'Defense'

Phoenix’s defensive breakdowns against the Nuggets

March 12th, 2011 · No Comments

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Tags: Defense · Denver Nuggets · Phoenix Suns · Phoenix Suns Analysis

Grant Hill worthy of every ounce of defensive praise

March 11th, 2011 · 3 Comments

PHOENIX — Praising Grant Hill’s defense has become an almost routine part of Alvin Gentry’s postgame press conferences. Gentry was at it again Tuesday night after Hill put the clamps on Kevin Martin, holding the sharpshooter to 5-for-16 shooting a game after frustrating Kevin Durant into a 3-for-14 night. “I’m going to say it until […]

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Tags: Defense · Grant Hill · Phoenix Suns · Phoenix Suns Analysis · Steve Nash

Grant Hill’s lockdown defense

February 22nd, 2011 · 2 Comments

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Sacramento Kings 113, Phoenix Suns 108 — Trapped game

February 14th, 2011 · 36 Comments

PHOENIX — The Phoenix Suns’ defense has been so good of late that only the Miami Heat have allowed a lower shooting percentage over their last 10 games entering Sunday. So maybe that’s why the Suns felt like they would eventually string together a couple stops in the fourth quarter to finish a comeback that […]

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Tags: Defense · Phoenix Suns · Phoenix Suns Recap · Rebounding · Sacramento Kings · Steve Nash

Phoenix Suns 95, Utah Jazz 83 — Second half stinginess

February 12th, 2011 · 27 Comments

The Phoenix Suns played a terrible first half and shot just 40 percent from the field and half as well on threes on the second game of a back-to-back against an emotional Utah team playing without Jerry Sloan as their head coach for the first time since the late ’80s. That certainly would have been […]

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Tags: Defense · Phoenix Suns · Phoenix Suns Recap · Rotation · Utah Jazz

Phoenix Suns 92, Milwaukee Bucks 77 — Defensive juggernaut?

February 3rd, 2011 · 15 Comments

PHOENIX — The Phoenix Suns better be careful. If they keep playing defense like this they may soon lose their reputation as an all offense, no defense basketball team. As has often been the case during the Suns’ current stretch of eight wins in 11 games, defense carried the day in their 92-77 win over […]

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Tags: Defense · Marcin Gortat · Milwaukee Bucks · Phoenix Suns · Phoenix Suns Recap