Entries Tagged as 'Offense'

Phoenix Suns struggle from the floor but still eke out win over the Golden State Warriors

October 20th, 2010 · 1 Comment

PHOENIX — The Phoenix Suns will eventually shoot the ball. Or at least that’s the mantra they keep repeating after surviving another poor shooting performance to defeat the even more inept Golden State Warriors, 92-87. This was far from your typical Suns-Warriors shootout with the Suns shooting 37.8 percent from the field and 20.8 percent […]

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Tags: Golden State Warriors · Hedo Turkoglu · Offense · Phoenix Suns · Phoenix Suns Recap · Rebounding

Expected Points further proves the Phoenix Suns’ offensive efficiency

October 16th, 2010 · No Comments

It’s amazing how much further from the box score advanced stats are taking NBA fans these days. The guys over at Hickory-High.com have been writing about a stat called “Expected Points,” which basically calculates the number of points an average NBA player scores on shot attempts of differing distances and compares it to players’ actual […]

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Tags: Offense · Phoenix Suns · Steve Nash

The ‘new’ Phoenix Suns pick and roll

October 12th, 2010 · 2 Comments

We’ve been scrutinizing all summer how the Suns will replace Amare Stoudemire in their vaunted pick-and-roll attack. It’s still the most salient question yet to be answered about this team’s offense because the Suns were essentially a pick-and-roll team last year that used that play either to get an easy opportunity for Nash or Amare […]

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Tags: Amare Stoudemire · Offense · Phoenix Suns · Steve Nash

Phoenix Suns 2010-11 preview capsule

September 23rd, 2010 · 10 Comments

Editor’s Note: This is ValleyoftheSuns’ contribution to the fifth annual “NBA Blog Previews” put on by CelticsBlog. Team Name: Phoenix Suns Last Year’s Record: 54-28 Key Losses: Amare Stoudemire, Leandro Barbosa, Louis Amundson Key Additions: Hedo Turkoglu, Josh Childress, Hakim Warrick, Gani Lawal 1. What significant moves were made during the offseason? It may have […]

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Tags: Amare Stoudemire · Bench · Defense · Hedo Turkoglu · Offense · Phoenix Suns · Phoenix Suns Analysis · Rebounding

Breaking down Suns-Blazers with advanced stats

April 28th, 2010 · 6 Comments

PHOENIX — Alvin Gentry said before Game 5 that there are no more surprises. The Suns and Blazers essentially are who they are and both teams have a fair understanding of what it will take to shut the other team down. “We’ve shown them everything, they’ve shown us everything,” he said. “It’s just a matter […]

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Tags: Offense · Pace · Phoenix Suns · Phoenix Suns Analysis · Playoffs · Portland Trail Blazers · Rebounding

Phoenix Suns answer with dominant Game 2 victory

April 20th, 2010 · 6 Comments

PHOENIX — Going into their series, “tempo” was the biggest buzzword in this matchup pitting the hare Suns against the tortoise Blazers. The Suns played the Portland Trail Blazers’ slow, bruising style in their Game 1 loss, but Game 2 featured 48 minutes of Phoenix Suns basketball and along with it the kind of result […]

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Tags: Defense · Grant Hill · Jason Richardson · Offense · Pace · Phoenix Suns · Phoenix Suns Recap · Playoffs · Portland Trail Blazers · Steve Nash