Entries Tagged as 'Matt Barnes'

Suns 154, Warriors 130 – Fast-breaking heaven

March 16th, 2009 · 1 Comment

I really wonder where Vegas will set the over-under line the next time the Suns and Warriors renew acquaintances. On Sunday the line was put at 244, a ridiculously high total, but Phoenix and Golden State bettered that with seven minutes to spare in an offensive showdown in which the Suns ran to a 154-130 […]

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Tags: Bench · Golden State Warriors · Jason Richardson · Matt Barnes · Offense · Pace · Phoenix Suns Recap

Mavericks 122, Suns 117 – A knockout blow

March 11th, 2009 · 2 Comments

PHOENIX – You could feel it in the third quarter when the Suns could not stop Dirk Nowitzki or answer him at the other end. You could feel it when Jason Kidd hit two back-breaking threes to push the Dallas lead to 13 with just over three minutes left after the Suns finally double-teamed Nowitzki. […]

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Tags: Dallas Mavericks · Defense · Matt Barnes · Phoenix Suns Recap · Shaquille O'Neal · Steve Nash

Heat 135, Suns 129 – Can’t buy a stop

March 4th, 2009 · 2 Comments

The Suns did just about everything they wanted to do offensively Wednesday night in Miami. They hit 55.8 percent of their shots, a season-high 14 triples at a 50 percent clip, every starter reached double figures and four scored at least 19, the Suns ran, they got easy buckets from Shaq, the ball movement was […]

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Tags: Defense · Leandro Barbosa · Matt Barnes · Miami Heat · Phoenix Suns Recap · Shaquille O'Neal · Three-Pointers

Suns 118, Lakers 111 – Making a statement

March 1st, 2009 · 5 Comments

Over the course of an 82-game season, some games will be just another monotonous affair and others will mean a little something extra. Without question, Sunday’s 118-111 victory over the Lakers means more than just a little bit more for the Suns, who delivered their biggest statement of the year on a national stage with […]

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Tags: Amare Stoudemire · Bench · Los Angeles Lakers · Matt Barnes · Phoenix Suns Recap · Shaquille O'Neal · Steve Nash

Time for Barnes to step up

February 21st, 2009 · 1 Comment

PHOENIX – The Suns made their best title run of the D’Antoni Era sans Amare in 2005-06, when Boris Diaw ensured Phoenix didn’t miss a beat without STAT. Aside from Tuesday night when the Charlotte Bobcats come to town, Diaw won’t be anywhere near Phoenix this time around – and neither will any other true […]

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Tags: Amare Stoudemire · Jason Richardson · Matt Barnes · Phoenix Suns Analysis

Warriors 124, Suns 112 – Over before it began

February 5th, 2009 · 8 Comments

Two minutes and 38 seconds. That’s how long it took for the Warriors to jump out to a 17-2 lead and how long it took for any momentum from the Suns’ 48-point blowout on Monday to putter out. That’s how long it took for the Warriors to hit five three-pointers and six shots in all, […]

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Tags: Golden State Warriors · Jason Richardson · Matt Barnes · Phoenix Suns Recap · Shaquille O'Neal · Three-Pointers