Entries Tagged as 'Pace'

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

Blazers strike first by controlling pace, packing paint

April 18th, 2010 · 8 Comments

PHOENIX – Heading into the playoffs a Brandon Roy-less Blazers squad appeared to be the best matchup any Western Conference playoff team could hope for. It’s doubtful the Suns hold that opinion anymore. Although only four Portland players scored more than five points, the Blazers controlled the pace and outlasted the Phoenix Suns in a […]

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Tags: Amare Stoudemire · Defense · Jared Dudley · Leandro Barbosa · Pace · Phoenix Suns · Phoenix Suns Recap · Playoffs · Portland Trail Blazers · Steve Nash

Game 1 Preview: Trail Blazers at Suns

April 18th, 2010 · 1 Comment

Trail Blazers 105, Suns 100 PHOENIX — With the way things looked in December and January, it’s actually kind of incredible that the Suns are where they are, a three seed with what is probably the most favorable matchup in the NBA playoffs. The overachieving Suns will look to continue their winning ways in Game […]

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

Nash not worried about big minutes

October 31st, 2009 · 2 Comments

PHOENIX — Every year a big fuss is made about how many minutes Steve Nash will play. Every year the Suns talk about acquiring a backup point guard to limit Nash’s minutes, and every year he still plays a good chunk of time, although his minutes have decreased slightly each of the past three years. […]

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Tags: Amare Stoudemire · Pace · Phoenix Suns News · Steve Nash

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

Rockets 116, Suns 112 – Houston heartbreak

March 7th, 2009 · No Comments

“It is the story of our season. We let another game slip away.” Shaq uttered those words two nights ago in Miami, but he may as well have made a recording to use after Friday night’s 116-112 defeat, the toughest loss to swallow to this point. The Suns’ defense has so struggled to get stops […]

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Tags: Defense · Houston Rockets · Pace · Phoenix Suns Recap · Rotation · Steve Nash · Stromile Swift