Entries Tagged as 'Playoffs'

A Phoenix Suns playoff Wins Produced analysis

August 16th, 2010 · 5 Comments

We have spent a good deal of time discussing Wins Produced in relation to the 2009-10 Phoenix Suns on this site (to some disagreement), but before we move past last year I was curious to see what this stat had to say about the Suns’ run to the Western Conference Finals. The first noteworthy observation […]

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Tags: Amare Stoudemire · Jason Richardson · Phoenix Suns · Phoenix Suns Analysis · Playoffs · Steve Nash

It seems like so long ago….

June 17th, 2010 · 2 Comments

… when the Suns were still in battle mode, fighting their hardest for a chance to play for an NBA crown. Alas, they were eliminated by the now-world champion Los Angeles Lakers, and nothing has been the same since. Three weeks ago the Suns were the story of the NBA, a little engine that could […]

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Tags: David Griffin · Los Angeles Lakers · Phoenix Suns · Playoffs · Robert Sarver

How the Celtics have slowed down the Lakers

June 12th, 2010 · 4 Comments

The Phoenix Suns clearly struggled to contain The Black Mamba and the Lakers in the Western Conference Finals, but through four games of the NBA Finals the Boston Celtics have proven that the defending champs are far from unbeatable. Against the Suns, the Lakers exhausted Phoenix’s 2-3 zone after a few sub-par games and Alvin […]

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Tags: Boston Celtics · Defense · Los Angeles Lakers · Phoenix Suns · Phoenix Suns Analysis · Playoffs

Phoenix Suns season in review

June 1st, 2010 · 8 Comments

Although falling two wins short of reaching the NBA Finals for the first time since 1993 surely wasn’t how the Phoenix Suns wanted their season to end, the way they took the league by storm and exceeded everyone’s expectations was nothing short of spectacular. The regular season was a roller-coaster ride full of highs and […]

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Tags: Los Angeles Lakers · Playoffs · Portland Trail Blazers · San Antonio Spurs

ValleyoftheSuns end of season chat

May 31st, 2010 · 1 Comment

ValleyoftheSuns.com End of Season Chat

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Tags: Phoenix Suns · Phoenix Suns Analysis · Phoenix Suns Live Blog · Playoffs

A final look at Suns-Lakers through plus-minus

May 31st, 2010 · 3 Comments

With the help of former Mavericks stats expert Wayne Winston, I have been able to analyze the Western Conference Finals by looking at which lineup combinations are performing and which ones aren’t. I learned that small ball was about the only thing that worked in the first two games of the series, and that Robin […]

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Tags: Alvin Gentry · Los Angeles Lakers · Phoenix Suns · Phoenix Suns Analysis · Playoffs