Entries Tagged as 'New Orleans Hornets'

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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Tags: Denver Nuggets · Memphis Grizzlies · New Orleans Hornets · Phoenix Suns · Phoenix Suns Analysis · Portland Trail Blazers

Southwest Division NBA blog previews

September 29th, 2011 · No Comments

For the second straight season ValleyoftheSuns is participating in the NBA blog preview series organized by Celtics Blog’s Jeff Clark, as you most likely know from our Suns preview earlier this week. As part of the project I will be posting links to team previews from other participating blogs to take a peak at the entire […]

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Tags: Dallas Mavericks · Houston Rockets · Memphis Grizzlies · New Orleans Hornets · San Antonio Spurs

New Orleans Hornets 109, Phoenix Suns 97 — Dudley dunks, Suns lose

April 9th, 2011 · 18 Comments

In a season gone sour, sometimes the little things are all there is left to enjoy. For New Orleans, tonight’s 109-97 victory was about Willie Green canning his first 12 shots to help the Hornets keep pace with the Blazers and Grizzlies in the race for playoff seeding. But for the Phoenix Suns, their biggest […]

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Tags: Jared Dudley · New Orleans Hornets · Phoenix Suns · Phoenix Suns Recap

Preview: Phoenix Suns (38-40) at New Orleans Hornets (45-33)

April 8th, 2011 · No Comments

New Orleans Hornets 109, Phoenix Suns 97 The Phoenix Suns expected everything to be on the line tonight against a New Orleans Hornets squad that two weeks ago they seemed to have a legitimate chance of catching. At the time the Suns still were seeking a miracle, but it seemed to be a doable miracle […]

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Tags: Bench · Josh Childress · New Orleans Hornets · Phoenix Suns · Phoenix Suns Preview

New Orleans Hornets 106, Phoenix Suns 100 — Checkmate

March 26th, 2011 · 8 Comments

PHOENIX — It happened so suddenly that few among the US Airways Center faithful even knew why the Suns’ stud center was writhing in the paint with blood spilling onto the hardwood. The play started like so many others, with Steve Nash preparing to catch an inbounds pass and Marcin Gortat heading upcourt after tossing […]

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Tags: Marcin Gortat · New Orleans Hornets · Phoenix Suns · Phoenix Suns Recap · Steve Nash

Preview: New Orleans Hornets (41-31) at Phoenix Suns (36-34)

March 25th, 2011 · 5 Comments

New Orleans Hornets 106, Phoenix Suns 100 PHOENIX — With 12 games remaining and a three-game deficit for the final playoff spot in the Western Conference — not to mention a brutal road trip on the horizon — the Phoenix Suns understand their playoff hopes are bleak. But while Suns fans keep waiting for a […]

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Tags: New Orleans Hornets · Phoenix Suns · Phoenix Suns Preview