Entries Tagged as 'Portland Trail Blazers'

Preview: Phoenix Suns (5-2) vs. Portland Trail Blazers (5-2)

November 13th, 2013 · 17 Comments

Time: 8 p.m. MST TV: FSAZ The panic engulfing Portland following the Phoenix Suns’ season-opening win against the Trail Blazers might have said a lot about what Terry Stotts team’s expectations were. To put it simply, losing to the Suns wasn’t part of those expectations. The 104-91 Phoenix win on Oct. 30 probably came for […]

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Defense has helped the Suns become the NBA’s surprise team

November 11th, 2013 · 40 Comments

PHOENIX — The Phoenix Suns are the most surprising team in the NBA through the first two weeks of the season. Going into Monday night’s NBA action, they are tied for the fourth best record in the NBA, a far cry from where prognosticators had projected this team to be before the season begin. Even […]

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Miles Plumlee makes a statement with smart play

October 31st, 2013 · 19 Comments

PHOENIX — It’s not hard to link the Marcin Gortat trade with Washington to the premise that Miles Plumlee was more than a throw-in to the trade that involved the Suns shipping Luis Scola out to Indiana. Forgive the comparisons, but here they are. On Wednesday, Gortat came off the bench in his Wizards’ debut […]

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Goran Dragic finds ease with help from teammates

October 30th, 2013 · 12 Comments

PHOENIX — The prettiest box score in the Phoenix Suns’ 104-91 win against the Portland Trail Blazers on opening night belonged to Goran Dragic. To no fault of his own, the storylines on Wednesday made it feel as if Eric Bledsoe, Miles Plumlee and maybe even P.J. Tucker had the best three individual performances. Yet […]

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Phoenix Suns 104, Portland Trail Blazers 91 – The right-wrong way

October 30th, 2013 · 35 Comments

PHOENIX — Jeff Hornacek, Ryan McDonough and Suns owner Robert Sarver met with their team following the Marcin Gortat trade to deliver one message. No matter the rumblings coming out of media outlets everywhere, Phoenix isn’t tanking – so they say. The product on the court in the season opener against the Portland Trail Blazers […]

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Preview: Portland Trail Blazers (0-0) at Phoenix Suns (0-0)

October 30th, 2013 · 21 Comments

Time: 7:00 pm MST TV: FSAZ After an offseason of wheeling and dealing the new look Phoenix Suns are ready to start their season. Many of last year’s biggest contributors are gone, but in the wake of those departures, the Suns have filled the roster with high-upside youth. These young players are as excited for […]

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