Entries Tagged as 'Denver Nuggets'

Preview: Phoenix Suns (28-26) at Denver Nuggets (29-25)

April 6th, 2012 · 10 Comments

Denver Nuggets 105, Phoenix Suns 99 If the Phoenix Suns plan on reaching the playoffs despite a brutal closing schedule, they must take care of the games against teams fighting with them for the final playoff spots in the West and then hang on against the contenders. After gutting out a crucial win Wednesday in […]

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Denver Nuggets 109, Phoenix Suns 92 — Rocky Mountain cold

February 14th, 2012 · 19 Comments

In deciding to rest Steve Nash and Grant Hill, head coach Alvin Gentry decided to pick his battles. This one, just maybe, he thought the Phoenix Suns could get away with and for decent enough reasons. The Suns (12-17) found themselves in the paint quite a bit against the Denver Nuggets (17-12). With Nash and […]

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Preview: Phoenix Suns (12-16) at Denver Nuggets (16-12)

February 14th, 2012 · 6 Comments

Denver Nuggets 109, Phoenix Suns 92 They say absence makes the heart grow fonder. Well the Denver Nuggets should be quite fond of Danilo Gallinari, Timofey Mozgov, and Nene when they host the Phoenix Suns on Valentine’s Day. The Nuggets will be without the trio because of various injuries. Gallinari, Denver’s leading scorer, will be […]

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Phoenix Suns’ sputtering offense causes preseason blowout loss to Denver

December 23rd, 2011 · 19 Comments

PHOENIX — The Phoenix Suns looked more like a team that began practicing together 12 days ago than a squad four days away from its season opener during their 110-85 preseason finale loss to the Denver Nuggets Thursday night in US Airways Center. Unfortunately for Phoenix, both statements are true and thus the Suns have […]

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Defensive learning curve: Suns drop first preseason game to Denver Nuggets, 127-110

December 20th, 2011 · 31 Comments

At a first glance, the Phoenix Suns’ 127-110 loss on Tuesday to the Denver Nuggets doesn’t suggest that much has changed from last season on the defensive side of the ball. The Suns’ defense ranged from porous-to-downright poor in Denver, and considering they were looking to improve behind the leadership of defensive coordinator Elston Turner, […]

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NBA identity crisis: Part 1

November 23rd, 2011 · 8 Comments

When the NBA lockout finally comes to an end (be it tomorrow, Christmas Day, or June 30, 2012) every team with playoff hopes will have to ask itself, “What is our team identity?” For the Suns, identity has long been defined by their “Seven Seconds or Less” mentality. Put simply, “we will score so quickly, […]

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