Entries Tagged as 'Phoenix Suns Analysis'

Eric Bledsoe returns, but defensive woes and urgency concerns persist for Phoenix Suns

March 13th, 2014 · 15 Comments

PHOENIX — If the ticket holder squirming around in Section 102, Row 23, Seat 7 didn’t know any better, he would have thought that the Cleveland Cavaliers were an elite three-point shooting team with a top-flight big man in Spencer Hawes. He would have also likely assumed that the Phoenix Suns were the squad sitting […]

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Tags: Eric Bledsoe · Goran Dragic · Jeff Hornacek · Phoenix Suns Analysis

Eric Bledsoe’s return brings hope

March 11th, 2014 · 15 Comments

Eric Bledsoe is coming back at the perfect time. Sure the Suns would have loved to have their star guard return sooner, but was a recovering Bledsoe really going to help the Suns fair better in their last four games? I think not. A win over the Thunder was a better haul from those four […]

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Gerald Green, Morris twins bring the Thunder

March 6th, 2014 · 46 Comments

PHOENIX — Quick transition push off a rebound? Hit Gerald Green for a three. Inbounds play? Make sure he comes off a screen somewhere, anywhere really, atop the three-point arc. It’s an easy game to play when a shooter like Green is hot. And hot he was on Thursday night. The Suns shooting guard scored […]

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Tags: Gerald Green · Marcus Morris · Markieff Morris · Phoenix Suns Analysis

Matt Barnes smokes Suns in concerning 3rd quarter

March 5th, 2014 · 34 Comments

PHOENIX — An 11-point halftime lead is never enough. Ramp up the “it’s a game of runs” cliche, which can be applied to basketball, table tennis, cornhole or what have you. The Phoenix Suns, however, found a mighty painful way to lose to the Los Angeles Clippers on Tuesday, 104-96. Had it not been for […]

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Spotty defense aside, Suns offense finding a groove

March 3rd, 2014 · 16 Comments

PHOENIX — It’s true. The Suns’ defense has allowed 111.6 points over the last five games, three of which were losses. Pace has something to do with it, but then again, allowing four of those opponents to shoot better than 52 percent says there’s something broken defensively. Jeff Hornacek will admit that, but in the […]

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How not to stop Goran Dragic from scoring 40 points

March 1st, 2014 · 18 Comments

PHOENIX — An hour before the Suns faced the Pelicans on Friday night, Goran Dragic seemed doubtful to lace them up. He failed to go through shootaround because of an ankle sprain, and Phoenix coach Jeff Hornacek wondered how to gauge the truth when the point guard was undoubtedly going to tell him he was […]

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Tags: Goran Dragic · New Orleans Pelicans · Phoenix Suns Analysis