PHOENIX — Hours after a shot that will likely be remembered among the likes of Paxson’s three and Duncan’s dagger, all that needs to be said about the mental state of the Phoenix Suns is that Grant Hill, Goran Dragic and at least one other teammate locked arms and danced a little square dance-style jig [...]
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May 29th, 2010 · 1 Comment
May 28th, 2010 · 3 Comments
PHOENIX — Much like the San Antonio Spurs did last series, the Los Angeles Lakers decided to switch the pick and roll and force Steve Nash to be a scorer Thursday night. Nash took advantage with his quickness and shooting ability by ripping the nets for 29 points and 11 assists on 12-for-20 shooting, while turning [...]
May 28th, 2010 · 32 Comments
PHOENIX — When fellow countrymen Goran Dragic and Sasha Vujacic went chest to chest and received double technicals with 9:43 left in the fourth quarter of Thursday night’s game, it was clear that there was some bad blood between the two.
The technical was the first of Dragic’s career and the way he reacted to Vujacic [...]
May 28th, 2010 · 41 Comments
It’s kind of ironic that one of the Suns’ core defensive strategies is to force Ron Artest to shoot the basketball.
It worked when Artest hoisted up a pair of bricks with the Lakers up three with a minute left, but with Grant Hill and Steve Nash draped all over Kobe Bryant on his last-second fadeaway [...]
May 27th, 2010 · 7 Comments
Nothing demoralizes a team more than second-chance points, and the Phoenix Suns learned that the hardest way possible tonight when Ron Artest snared a Kobe Bryant air ball and finished the game winner at the buzzer to hand the Lakers a pivotal 3-2 lead in the Western Conference Finals.
The Suns played perfect defense on Kobe, [...]
May 27th, 2010 · 5 Comments
Western Conference Finals Game 5
Lakers 103, Suns 101
PHOENIX — One game.
The Phoenix Suns are well aware that, although easier said than done, they need to steal one game in Los Angeles and protect home court to advance to the NBA Finals for the first time since 1993.
“We know that. We understand that. We can [...]