Entries Tagged as 'Playoffs'

Kobe, Lakers halt Suns’ dream season in West Finals

May 30th, 2010 · 37 Comments

PHOENIX — Jared Dudley was just finishing up explaining how Kobe Bryant is “arguably” the best player on the planet when Amare Stoudemire interjected his opinion from his locker next door. “He is the best player on the planet,” Stoudemire said. “No doubt.” Nobody who watched Game 6 would argue with Stoudemire’s assessment, as Kobe […]

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Tags: Amare Stoudemire · Goran Dragic · Los Angeles Lakers · Phoenix Suns · Phoenix Suns Recap · Playoffs

Phoenix Suns elimination postgame videos

May 30th, 2010 · 2 Comments

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Tags: Goran Dragic · Grant Hill · Jared Dudley · Los Angeles Lakers · Phoenix Suns · Playoffs · Video Blog · Videos

Game 6 preview: Lakers at Suns

May 29th, 2010 · 6 Comments

Western Conference Finals Game 6 @ Lakers 111, Suns 103 PHOENIX — For a team 48 minutes away from cleaning out their lockers for the summer, the Phoenix Suns are a confident bunch. From the Nash Guarantee on down, the Suns’ players and coaches truly believe they will win tonight’s Game 6 and force a […]

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Tags: Los Angeles Lakers · Phoenix Suns · Phoenix Suns Preview · Playoffs · Steve Nash

Steve Nash’s guarantee resonates with teammates

May 29th, 2010 · 16 Comments

PHOENIX — On one of the many days leading up to the start of the Western Conference Finals, I asked Jared Dudley how he felt about the national media not giving the Suns much of a chance in the series just as reporters hadn’t given Phoenix much of a shot all season. Dudley said something […]

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Tags: Los Angeles Lakers · Phoenix Suns · Phoenix Suns Analysis · Playoffs · Steve Nash

Phoenix Suns loose after disheartening loss

May 29th, 2010 · 1 Comment

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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Tags: Alvin Gentry · Amare Stoudemire · Channing Frye · Grant Hill · Jason Richardson · Los Angeles Lakers · Phoenix Suns · Phoenix Suns News · Phoenix Suns Podcasts · Playoffs

Lakers forcing Nash to score with pick-and-roll switches

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 […]

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Tags: Defense · Los Angeles Lakers · Phoenix Suns · Phoenix Suns Analysis · Playoffs · Steve Nash