Entries Tagged as 'Pace'

The importance of pace for the new-look Phoenix Suns

October 17th, 2012 · 11 Comments

PHOENIX — The Phoenix Suns are committed to running. Steve Nash may be in Los Angeles, but the mantra for Alvin Gentry’s crew hasn’t changed a bit. Run, shoot, play a little defense and do it again. “It’s a pretty simple system really,” Gentry said on Media Day. “There’s not anything complicated about it. The […]

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Tags: Goran Dragic · Pace · Phoenix Suns · Phoenix Suns Analysis

Phoenix Suns 102, Portland Trail Blazers 77 — Picking up the pace

January 6th, 2012 · 13 Comments

PHOENIX — Two years ago the Portland Trail Blazers needed to impose their style of basketball to have any chance in a playoff series against the Phoenix Suns. On Friday night the Blazers did just that — yet the quicker pace only served to ignite a 102-77 blowout victory for the Suns. “We had a […]

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Tags: Pace · Phoenix Suns · Phoenix Suns Recap · Portland Trail Blazers · Steve Nash

Phoenix Suns 115, Portland Trail Blazers 111 — One game back

January 15th, 2011 · 17 Comments

PHOENIX — All the talk of rock bottom and blowing this thing up is missing one key fact. After Friday’s 115-111 victory over Portland, the Suns trail the Blazers by a mere one game in the loss column and two games overall for the eighth and final playoff spot in the Western Conference. Despite winning […]

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Tags: Jared Dudley · Pace · Phoenix Suns · Phoenix Suns Recap · Portland Trail Blazers

What is the identity of the 2010-11 Phoenix Suns?

October 19th, 2010 · 3 Comments

PHOENIX — With one of the NBA’s best pick-and-roll duos now extinct and an abundance of small forwards on the roster, it’s hard to tell what type of team the 2010-11 Phoenix Suns team is. Steve Nash even said it himself on media day: “We have to go out and find out who we are […]

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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

Game 5 Preview: Trail Blazers at Suns

April 26th, 2010 · 7 Comments

Suns 107, Trail Blazers 88 PHOENIX — The series between the Phoenix Suns and Portland Trail Blazers is tied 2-2, but the team that exerts control of the tempo is a perfect 4-0. Not surprisingly, much of the talk at practice on Sunday as the Suns enter an all-important Game 5 was about pace. Now […]

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Tags: Pace · Phoenix Suns · Phoenix Suns Preview · Playoffs · Portland Trail Blazers