Entries Tagged as 'Portland Trail Blazers'

Portland Trail Blazers 109, Phoenix Suns 71 — Lost bar fight

January 27th, 2012 · 23 Comments

Bar fights are metaphors for basketball games. Kevin Garnett made it so with his remarks following the Celtics’ 27-point, comeback victory against the Magic on Thursday. One well-documented, NBA-related bar fight fits this one perfectly. In the Phoenix Suns’ 109-71 loss to Portland in the Rose Garden on Friday, the Blazers were indeed Charles Barkley. […]

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Tags: Phoenix Suns · Phoenix Suns Recap · Portland Trail Blazers

Preview: Phoenix Suns (6-11) at Portland Trail Blazers (11-8)

January 27th, 2012 · 12 Comments

 Portland Trail Blazers 109, Phoenix Suns 71 The last time the Phoenix Suns played the Portland Trail Blazers, they ran Portland out of US Airways Center in a 25-point drubbing. The Trail Blazers will look to avenge their biggest loss of the season Friday night in the Rose Garden. The Suns come into this matchup […]

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Tags: Marcin Gortat · Phoenix Suns · Phoenix Suns Preview · Portland Trail Blazers · Steve Nash

Phoenix Suns 102, Portland Trail Blazers 77 — Picking up the pace

January 6th, 2012 · 13 Comments

PHOENIX — Two years ago the Portland Trail Blazers needed to impose their style of basketball to have any chance in a playoff series against the Phoenix Suns. On Friday night the Blazers did just that — yet the quicker pace only served to ignite a 102-77 blowout victory for the Suns. “We had a […]

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Tags: Pace · Phoenix Suns · Phoenix Suns Recap · Portland Trail Blazers · Steve Nash

ValleyoftheSuns Live: Suns vs. Blazers postgame show

January 6th, 2012 · No Comments

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Tags: Phoenix Suns · Portland Trail Blazers · Video Blog

Preview: Portland Trail Blazers (5-1) at Phoenix Suns (2-4)

January 6th, 2012 · 7 Comments

Phoenix Suns 102, Portland Trail Blazers 77 The team with the best record in the Western Conference comes to Phoenix this evening, and the Suns’ defense will have its hands full. It used to be that the Suns could be counted on to play at a breakneck pace and to do so effectively, but — […]

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NBA identity crisis: Part 1

November 23rd, 2011 · 8 Comments

When the NBA lockout finally comes to an end (be it tomorrow, Christmas Day, or June 30, 2012) every team with playoff hopes will have to ask itself, “What is our team identity?” For the Suns, identity has long been defined by their “Seven Seconds or Less” mentality. Put simply, “we will score so quickly, […]

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