Second chance points, rebounding, defense and turnovers. Those four things will be a key determinant in the Suns’ success this season. The team’s win over the Trail Blazers two games ago was one of those games in which the Suns’ stellar offense outweighed those four factors, but tonight’s game against the Philadelphia 76ers was a completely different [...]
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October 18th, 2009 · 4 Comments
October 17th, 2009 · 2 Comments
PHOENIX — Call them the North America Suns.
The Suns will be hitting every country in this continent during preseason road trips, starting with Sunday’s 4 p.m. rematch against the 76ers in Monterrey, Mexico, to be televised on NBA TV. Phoenix will also battle the Blazers in Canada next week.
“I think it’s a great situation for [...]
October 16th, 2009 · 3 Comments
PHOENIX — You can look at a number of different stats to analyze how a basketball player played, but really it comes down to this: did his team score more points than it gave up while he was on the floor?
Thus Friday night’s Suns-Sixers game can be boiled down to two statistics relating to the [...]
March 19th, 2009 · No Comments
PHOENIX – Alvin Gentry’s offensive juggernaut continued to set records in Wednesday’s 126-116 victory over the 76ers after four Suns hit the 20-point mark for the second straight regulation game for the first time in team history.
Overall the team scored 120 for the seventh time in Gentry’s 17 games after hitting that mark just three [...]
March 18th, 2009 · 1 Comment
Suns 126, 76ers 116
Game three of the Suns’ “We believe” tour continues tonight with a visit from the 76ers.
The game kicks off a four-game homestand that will go a long way toward showing how realistic a miraculous playoff push could be.
They almost have to sweep it, but if nothing else win the first two and [...]
February 9th, 2009 · 7 Comments
Many times over the past month the Suns have appeared to be giving up through their uninspired play.
Then came Monday’s 108-91 loss in Philadelphia, in which the Suns literally gave up. And I’m not even talking about their effort on the floor, which wasn’t exactly stellar in its own right.
Shaquille O’Neal and Grant Hill exited [...]