Entries Tagged as 'Offense'

The Phoenix Suns as seen by Synergy

August 14th, 2011 · No Comments

The Phoenix Suns may have slipped to ninth in the NBA in offensive efficiency last season after annually leading the league since the return of Nash, but Synergy Sports Technology still pegged the Suns as the second best offense in 2010-11 after they scored 0.98 points per play. Synergy rates the Suns’ offense so high in large part […]

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Tags: Defense · Offense · Phoenix Suns · Phoenix Suns Analysis · Steve Nash

Inconsistency, change plague Suns’ three-stanza season

April 15th, 2011 · 17 Comments

PHOENIX — Before the Suns took to the floor for a final time this season on Wednesday night, head coach Alvin Gentry joked that he’s been an interim coach before, he’s just never been one three times in one season. That statement sums up why the Phoenix Suns will be watching everybody else start their […]

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Tags: Defense · Marcin Gortat · Offense · Phoenix Suns · Phoenix Suns Analysis · Robin Lopez · Steve Nash

Los Angeles Lakers 139, Phoenix Suns 137 — More heartbreak in LA

March 23rd, 2011 · 23 Comments

There’s a reason they call this time of year March Madness. The Suns and Lakers played a game as wild as anything we saw in the NCAA Tournament this weekend, with the Lakers finally prevailing 139-137 in triple overtime of a contest neither team deserved to lose. In a game of twists and turns, this […]

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Tags: Channing Frye · Grant Hill · Los Angeles Lakers · Offense · Phoenix Suns · Phoenix Suns Recap · Steve Nash · Vince Carter

Miami Heat 95, Phoenix Suns 83 — Growing pains off the pine

December 24th, 2010 · 11 Comments

PHOENIX — Last season the Phoenix Suns’ bench developed into one of the most devastating aspects of a Western Conference finalist, and with an 11-deep roster this year that bench chemistry must be recaptured for the Suns to make a run. But while the unit drips of potential, it will take time to click, especially […]

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Tags: Bench · Jared Dudley · Marcin Gortat · Miami Heat · Mickael Pietrus · Offense · Phoenix Suns · Phoenix Suns Recap · Steve Nash

Preview: Phoenix Suns (4-4) at Los Angeles Lakers (8-1)

November 14th, 2010 · 4 Comments

Suns 121, Lakers 116 PHOENIX — An NBA schedule cannot get much more difficult than the gauntlet the Phoenix Suns will face the next five days. Starting with tonight’s showdown against the Lakers in Staples Center, the Suns face a four games in five days stretch that also includes a home game against Denver and […]

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Tags: Los Angeles Lakers · Offense · Phoenix Suns · Phoenix Suns Preview · Rebounding · Steve Nash

Portland Trail Blazers 106, Phoenix Suns 92 — Offensively bad fourth

October 27th, 2010 · 17 Comments

(Video by ValleyoftheSuns’ Mike Schmitz) When Steve Nash finished off a nifty three-point play with 5:43 remaining in the game to put Phoenix up three, the Phoenix Suns and Portland Trail Blazers appeared to be headed to a classic opening-night finish. I’m not sure what exactly happened next, but it certainly wasn’t Phoenix Suns basketball […]

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Tags: Hedo Turkoglu · Offense · Phoenix Suns · Phoenix Suns Recap · Portland Trail Blazers · Rebounding · Steve Nash