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  1. Turkoglu’s disaster of a playoffs traced back to Phoenix

    Apr 28, 2011, 1:41 PM EDT

    Orlando Magic v Atlanta Hawks - Game Three

    Back in 2009, Hedo Turkoglu was in his element, aggressively running the pick-and-roll. Dwight Howard was still the center of the Magic’s offensive solar system, Turkoglu was setting the table and knocking down threes. He pushed the Magic to the finals. This season, he is pushing them out in the first round. Orlando has to…

  2. Grant Hill lays career-crushing ankle problems on Pistons medical staff

    Apr 28, 2011, 1:11 PM EDT

    Grant Hill #33

    Some people just have forgotten or do not realize how good Grant Hill was. How explosive, how devastating on the crossover and attacking the rim. Follow this link to some video highlights. Then ankle injuries robbed him of that explosiveness. He’s come back and become a solid player with some old-man game knowledge, but he…

  3. Is Steve Nash the best offensive player of his generation?

    Apr 12, 2011, 6:04 PM EDT

    Steve Nash

    Because of the way Steve Nash plays, it’s hard to think of him as one of the greatest offensive players of all time. He doesn’t go off for 50-point outbursts, and he doesn’t just grab the ball in isolation and score time and time again. He needs good teammates to pass to in order to…

  4. If Donnie Walsh leaves New York, is Bryan Colangelo in?

    Apr 7, 2011, 4:05 PM EDT

    bryan Colangelo

    It’s 23 days until Knicks owner James Dolan has to make some kind of decision about extending the deal of team President Donnie Walsh. Or maybe it’s Dolan’s decision. Either way, the April 30 deadline is approaching and we know nothing. In the absence of solid information, you get rumors. Like this from the New…

  5. Video: Suns’ Childress surprises sleepwalking Timberwolves

    Apr 7, 2011, 11:37 AM EDT

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    It is dangerous to make big, sweeping generalizations off of one play (or even one game). But the Timberwolves have mentally packed it in. They have lost a dozen in a row and are now half a game back of Cleveland for the worst record in the league. Think about that — Cleveland had a…

  6. Bulls fan curses at, spits on Grant Hill… wait Grant Hill?

    Apr 6, 2011, 1:55 PM EDT

    Sacramento Kings v Phoenix Suns

    Grant Hill is about the least offensive guy in the NBA. Even Jalen Rose gets along with him now. Hill doesn’t trash talk, was an elite player,  has fought back from devastating ankle injuries to be a key player again, and David Stern loves him because he doesn’t scare the rich corporate CEOs in the…

  7. Baseline to Baseline recaps: The Suns giftwrap a slump buster for the Spurs

    Apr 4, 2011, 8:27 AM EDT

    James Anderson, Vince Carter, Garret Siler

    What you missed while taking the virtual tour of the Strahov Monastery Library in Prague… The Nuggets beating the Lakers was our game of the day. Spurs 114, Suns 97: Phoenix was without Steve Nash and the Spurs had everyone healthy and desperately needed a big win to build some confidence. So we found a…

  8. Steve Nash out for Suns as Spurs try to end slide

    Apr 3, 2011, 11:36 AM EDT

    NASH_STEVE

    Good for the Spurs, bad for the Suns, terrible for ratings. Steve Nash will miss today’s matinée against the Spurs as he sits out his second consecutive game with flu-like symptoms. Paul Coro of the Arizona Republic reports: The Suns don’t have Steve Nash, who is home ill with flulike symptoms for a second consecutive game. The…

  9. Lockout might keep Marcin Gortat from being hammer for Poland

    Apr 1, 2011, 1:32 PM EDT

    Marcin Gortat, VInce Carter

    Poland, like many countries this summer, will be playing in a tournament trying to earn a spot in the 2012 Olympics. In this case, it is EuroBasket 2011, where the Polish team is a long shot but at least they are in the dance and can dream like VCU. Except Poland may not have its…

  10. Grant Hill likes Phoenix but keeping his free agent options open

    Mar 30, 2011, 12:06 PM EDT

    Sacramento Kings v Phoenix Suns

    Grant Hill is nearing retirement — and if there is one thing you can find plenty of in Phoenix it’s retirees. Warm, dry weather is easy on the joints, you know. Plus, lots of places you can have dinner at 5 and still make it home for Jeopardy. Hill will be a free agent at…

  11. Lakers, Suns put on a triple-overtime show of shows

    Mar 23, 2011, 3:51 AM EDT

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    This was the most entertaining game of the season. Not the best played, there was plenty of slop (Vince Carter’s 2-of-13 from three) and some odd decisions — Lamar Odom, why in the name of Unbreakable are you fouling a three-point shooter up three with a second to go? But there were also amazing plays…

  12. Lakers Bynum suspended two games for flagrant foul

    Mar 20, 2011, 2:46 PM EDT

    Andrew Bynum

    Andrew Bynum’s flagrant foul on Minnesota’s Michael Beasley has led to a two game suspension by the league, one of the harshest penalties this season. We told you about Bynum being ejected Friday night, and he deserved to be tossed. Bynum was late on his rotation (not that Matt Barnes did a lot to slow…

  13. Grant Hill fires back at Fab Five

    Mar 16, 2011, 4:33 PM EDT

    Sacramento Kings v Phoenix Suns

    Jalen Rose and Grant Hill came from very different places. Still do. In the ESPN 30 for 30 documentary about Michian’s Fab Five, Jalen Rose (a member of that team and current ESPN NBA analyst) said this about Duke and Grant Hill (now of the Phoenix Suns). “Schools like Duke didn’t recruit players like me.…

  14. Steve Nash likely to return Wednesday against New Orleans

    Mar 15, 2011, 1:01 PM EDT

    Steve Nash

    Without Steve Nash the last two games, the Suns offense has looked like the preverbal chicken with its head cut off. Sure, plenty of running around but without any direction or understanding. It was ugly. The Suns, who average 109.4 points per 100 possessions on the season, were under 100 for both games. Wednesday they…

  15. Kobe Bryant game-time decision Monday night

    Mar 14, 2011, 1:12 PM EDT

    Los Angeles Lakers v Dallas Mavericks

    Kobe Bryant played through a sprained ankle aggravated during the Lakers thumping of the Dallas Mavericks Saturday, but now that the ankle has had a couple days to really swell up and get sore, he is a game-time decision for Monday night’s big game against the Orlando Magic. So said Phil Jackson, and we trust…

  16. Dwight Howard can still dunk with plenty of power

    Mar 14, 2011, 8:05 AM EDT

    Orlando Magic v Boston Celtics, Game 6

    This dunk came just minutes into the Magic’s win over the Suns, but it pretty much sums up the game — Robin Lopez had no answer for Dwight Howard, and neither did any other Suns players. Including Marcin Gortat. Mostly just consider this a reminder that for all the steps to round out his game…

  17. Steve Nash trying to play through groin pain, could sit Sunday

    Mar 11, 2011, 1:39 PM EDT

    Steve Nash

    Someday, Steve Nash should have a medical textbook about him. He’s battled back pain for years — that’s why he lays down on the sidelines — and had his face busted up a few times but has kept playing. The second half of the book would be about conditioning and eating right. The man tries…

  18. Aaron Brooks not yet a fit for the Suns

    Mar 9, 2011, 2:22 AM EDT

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    The Suns and the Rockets are two teams on the outside looking in at the playoff picture in the Western Conference, but each is on the rise. Houston had won seven of eight, and Phoenix had won five of seven coming into Tuesday night’s head-to-head matchup. The game’s result, an exciting 113-110 home win for…

  19. Channing Frye likely out 2-3 weeks with dislocated shoulder

    Mar 7, 2011, 4:44 PM EDT

    Channing Frye

    Well, now who is going to hit the game winning shots for the Phoenix Suns? Channing Frye, who nailed two game winners last week, will be out about two to three weeks with a separated shoulder, the Suns announced Monday after Frye underwent an MRI. Frye is going to meet with an orthopedic surgeon still,…

  20. Video: Paul Pierce dunks on Channing Frye. Yes, that Paul Pierce.

    Mar 3, 2011, 8:58 AM EDT

    Boston Celtics v Orlando Magic, Game 4

    Don’t tell Channing Frye, but Paul Pierce still has some hops. Actually you don’t need to tell Frye, he found out the hard way. Frye tried to challenge Pierce, and might have been successful if Pierce had dunked with his right hand, his shooting hand. But Pierce switched to his left and the result was…

  21. Video: Another day, another Channing Frye game winner

    Mar 1, 2011, 8:48 AM EDT

    Channing Frye Steve Nash

    Two nights in a row Channing Frye gets free and knocks down the game-winning three for the Suns, this time in overtime in New Jersey. Kris Humphries makes the defensive mistake of going for the pass not staying with Frye (his man), and because of that he gets hung up on Marcin Gortat’s massive screen.…

  22. Video: Channing Frye game winner

    Feb 28, 2011, 8:15 AM EDT

    Channing Frye

    This is a classic buzzer beater. Down 1 in the overtime with one last chance, pretty much everyone was expecting Steve Nash or the red-hot Grant Hill to get the look. But Channing Frye was feeling it in the overtime, so even though his shot is contested pretty well by Brandon Rush, he goes up…

  23. Baseline to Baseline recaps: Where the Suns are making a run. So to speak.

    Feb 28, 2011, 6:30 AM EDT

    Tyler Hansbrough, Grant Hill

    What you missed while watching Melissa Leo drop an F-bomb on national television…. The Lakers continuing their mastery of the Thunder and the Knicks upset of the Heat were our games of the day. Suns 110, Pacers 108 (OT): One of the more entertaining games of the day was the first one. Grant Hill was…

  24. Baseline to Baseline recaps: Derrick Rose kicks his MVP campaign into high gear

    Feb 18, 2011, 9:35 AM EDT

    Derrick Rose, Tony Parker

    What you missed while wondering just how screwed up a world it is that the Kardashians made $65 million last year… Bulls 109, Spurs 99: For two of the better defensive teams in the league there was a whole lot of offense going on in this one. Both teams create serious matchup problems for the…

  25. Five trades we’d like to see (and we’re not talking ‘Melodrama)

    Feb 16, 2011, 2:57 PM EDT

    Boston Celtics v Phoenix Suns

    It’s been quiet. Too quiet. Serious trade chatter is down around the league. People are talking but there is less meaningful dialogue going on than in an Adam Sandler movie. Maybe it’s fear of the new CBA. Maybe it’s Carmelo Anthony creating a bottleneck. Maybe people are too busy playing Angry Birds. Well, we are…

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