Entries Tagged as 'Playoffs'

Handicapping the Suns’ playoff chances

February 17th, 2014 · 16 Comments

I’m hereby retiring the following words for the rest of the NBA regular season: Surprising Unexpected Miraculous We’ve spent 51 games talking about how blown away we are by the Phoenix Suns this season. At this point, the Suns are actually just a good team. We can cut out the superfluous adjectives. With 31 games […]

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Tags: Dallas Mavericks · Golden State Warriors · Memphis Grizzlies · Phoenix Suns · Phoenix Suns Analysis · Playoffs

Throwback Thursday: Nash’s shot propels Suns to first WCF appearance in 12 years

January 16th, 2014 · 3 Comments

Date: May 20, 2005 Place: American Airlines Center, Dallas, Texas Set-up: In the 2005 Western Conference Semifinals, the Phoenix Suns and Dallas Mavericks became just the fourth pair of teams to ever score more than 100 points in every game of a six or seven-game series. Luckily for Phoenix, its MVP point guard, Steve Nash, […]

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Tags: Dallas Mavericks · Mike D'Antoni · Phoenix Suns · Playoffs · Steve Nash

Throwback Thursday: Goran Dragic’s big 4th quarter

December 19th, 2013 · 5 Comments

On social media sites, Thursdays have turned into Throwback Thursdays. People post old pictures on their Instagram, Twitter or Facebook accounts every Thursday to showcase a special moment from earlier in time. ValleyoftheSuns has decided to join the craze to bring Suns fans some of the most memorable moments (good or bad) in the team’s […]

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Tags: Alvin Gentry · Amare Stoudemire · Goran Dragic · Phoenix Suns · Playoffs · Portland Trail Blazers · San Antonio Spurs · Steve Nash

Throwback Thursday: Mario Elie’s Kiss of death

December 5th, 2013 · 9 Comments

On social media sites, Thursdays have turned into Throwback Thursdays. People post old pictures on their Instagram, Twitter or Facebook accounts every Thursday to showcase a special moment from earlier in time. ValleyoftheSuns has decided to join the craze to bring Suns fans some of the most memorable moments (good or bad) in the team’s […]

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Tags: Houston Rockets · Kevin Johnson · Phoenix Suns · Playoffs

Utah Jazz 100, Phoenix Suns 88 — Botched play-in game

April 25th, 2012 · 48 Comments

That’s it, that’s all folks. Despite an improbable run to turn around what was once a 12-19 season, the Phoenix Suns’ playoff hopes are officially squashed after they fell to the Utah Jazz 100-88 in Salt Lake City on Tuesday night. Thanks to a trio of monster double-doubles from Paul Milsap (26-15), Al Jefferson (18-16) […]

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Tags: Marcin Gortat · Phoenix Suns · Phoenix Suns Recap · Playoffs · Steve Nash · Utah Jazz

Playoff musical chairs

March 19th, 2012 · 4 Comments

Other than the Chicago Bulls, there is no hotter team in the NBA right now than the Phoenix Suns. Phoenix has won nine of its last 11 games and risen all the way to ninth in the standings – just a half game behind the Houston Rockets. The Suns have firmly entrenched themselves in what […]

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Tags: Phoenix Suns · Phoenix Suns Analysis · Playoffs