Entries Tagged as 'Wesley Johnson'

Phoenix Suns 92, Atlanta Hawks 87 — Newcomers to the rescue

March 1st, 2013 · 65 Comments

PHOENIX – Often victims of one-dimensional offense and a lack of accountability on defense, the Phoenix Suns suddenly have found both. At a more microscopic level, the emergence of Wesley Johnson and Marcus Morris has led to the Suns’ three-game winning streak. Phoenix dropped the hot – in more ways than one – Atlanta Hawks […]

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Phoenix Suns 84, Minnesota Timberwolves 83 (OT) — Winning ugly

February 27th, 2013 · 16 Comments

PHOENIX – Interim head coach Lindsey Hunter finished his four-minute postgame press conference and walked off the podium with a slight grin on his face. “I’ll finally be able to sleep a little easier,” Hunter said. “At least tonight I’ll have some good game film to watch.” While good might be a slight exaggeration to […]

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Phoenix Suns 102, Portland Trail Blazers 98 — The dying embers of the fire

February 20th, 2013 · 18 Comments

Even the hottest, most glorious fires will die out if not properly tended. When the flames die, a chill sets in and glowing ash is all that remains. But sometimes, the heat from that ash, the embers of a once great fire, are enough to survive. This was the story of the Phoenix Suns’ 102-98 […]

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Memphis Grizzlies 92, Phoenix Suns 81 — Offensive offense

January 7th, 2013 · 70 Comments

PHOENIX — When the Phoenix Suns opened their season, it’s doubtful they expected many nights in which P.J. Tucker would lead them in scoring. Yet in their latest example of offensive ineptitude, Tucker was about the only Sun to shoot well, as the Memphis Grizzlies’ mighty defense smothered the rest of the Suns on their […]

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Wes Johnson eager to walk down Reclamation Road

October 7th, 2012 · 10 Comments

PHOENIX — Nobel Peace Prize winner Albert Schweitzer once joked that “happiness is nothing more than good health and a bad memory.” Now I’m not sure the German philosopher and theologian knew anything about basketball or the sometimes unfair expectations that can snowball for a former No. 4 overall pick, but something tells me he […]

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Wesley Johnson: An enigma or an asset?

September 6th, 2012 · 22 Comments

Call it an extreme case of peer admiration or in all likelihood a small sample size, but back in March, when Sports Illustrated ranked the top 15 best pure shooters in the NBA based on player voting, Suns swingman Wesley Johnson was selected as the 12th-best sniper in the league. Despite shooting less than 40 […]

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