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  1. Game of the Night: Suns bury Lakers with 22 threes

    Nov 15, 2010, 1:33 AM EDT

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    What a crazy game in Los Angeles. The Phoenix Suns managed to hand the Lakers their first home loss of the season despite losing their starting center (and the only Phoenix player who would have had a chance of keeping the Lakers off the boards) early in the game, but it was far from easy.…

  2. Knicks doing due diligence, inquire about Steve Nash

    Nov 14, 2010, 12:15 PM EDT

    Denver Nuggets v Phoenix Suns

    It’s pretty predictable, really. Steve Nash’s best days were with Amar’e Stoudemire and Mike D’Antoni. Raymond Felton is a good point guard, but he’s not Steve Nash. Steve Nash may or may not be on the block if the Suns slip out of playoff contention. So the Knicks are getting in line good and early.…

  3. Suns wisely will bring Turkoglu off bench against bigger teams

    Nov 12, 2010, 11:28 AM EDT

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    Hedo Turkoglu is no Amar’e Stoudemire. We knew that. We knew that on a lot of levels. But as the Suns season unfolds the ways in which Phoenix misses Stoudemire seem to grow. One is against other teams with long front lines. Turkoglu was matched up on Zach Randolph on Monday night — and Z-Bo…

  4. Robin Lopez admits he’s not the same player physically

    Nov 11, 2010, 12:36 PM EDT

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    We’ve detailed how Robin Lopez is off to a slow start this season, which is bad news for a Suns team that is tissue paper inside without him. Now he has fessed up to why the slow start — while his back isn’t painful from last year’s bulging disc issue, he’s never fully regained his…

  5. Report: Miami, Phoenix start talking to Erick Dampier again

    Nov 11, 2010, 11:21 AM EDT

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    The Erick Dampier free agency experiment really has defied easy explanation. He was bought out by the Charlotte Bobcats back well before the season to save cash, that was a given. Then we expected he would latch on pretty quickly somewhere — he’s a serviceable backup big man who would play for near the minimum,…

  6. Tons of Steve Nash trade chatter, none of it from Phoenix

    Nov 10, 2010, 3:09 PM EDT

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    Suddenly everybody wants to talk about where Steve Nash is going to end up, he is second on the “most discussed trade” hit parade, right behind Carmelo Anthony, and everyone is speculating about an end destination. How about Phoenix? For all the talk, there are a number of reasons that the Suns are just not…

  7. Center spot has become black hole for Suns

    Nov 10, 2010, 11:53 AM EDT

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    Last season, the Phoenix Suns got a solid 20 points and 10 rebounds a game out of the center position. They had a tag team of Robin Lopez — who could defend other true centers plus defend the rim — and three-point specialist Channing Frye. They shot 56 percent combined and held opposing centers to…

  8. Alvin Gentry says Hedo Turkoglu overmatched at the four, but will still start anyway

    Nov 9, 2010, 8:15 AM EDT

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    Hedo Turkoglu did not look comfortable once again at the four in Monday night’s Suns loss to the Grizzlies. Three quick fouls trying to defend the bigger Zach Randolph sent him to the bench — which was a good thing, because then Hakim Warrick came in and played better at both ends. Warrick ended up…

  9. Baseline to Baseline (your game recaps): Lazy Sunday

    Nov 8, 2010, 1:55 AM EDT

    Portland Trail Blazers v Los Angeles Lakers

    What you missed while you were burning Wayne Rooney in effigy…. Lakers 121 Blazers 96: I was going to give you a great big recap of this game. I was going to do slide shows and video and show the intricacies of this matchup. I was going to give you something really enjoyable to read.…

  10. Baseline to Baseline (your game recaps): Friday night is for nail biters, apparently

    Nov 6, 2010, 8:00 AM EDT

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    What you missed installing your all-in-one toilet paper roll holder and iPod Dock… There are more notes from the Hornets 96-93 win over the Heat here. Celtics 110, Bulls 105 (OT): I could have sworn I saw Ray Allen dunk in the overtime. I must be hallucinating. Give the Bulls credit, down 16 in the…

  11. Knicks fans, media dream of Steve Nash

    Nov 5, 2010, 2:13 PM EDT

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    Raymond Felton looked pretty good running the Knicks past the Chicago Bulls Thursday night. He’s starting to really understand how to be the point guard in the Mike D’Antoni system. But he’s no Steve Nash. Friday in the New York Post, Marc Berman tries to breathe life into the Nash to the Knicks idea, saying…

  12. Suns, it’s time to bench Turkoglu and start Warrick

    Nov 5, 2010, 9:53 AM EDT

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    Look at the comparison of two power forwards playing almost the exact same minutes per game: Player A is scoring 12.3 points per game, hitting 57.1 percent of his shots and getting to the line five times a game, pulling down 5.5 boards and has a PER of 21.7. Player B is scoring 8.5 points…

  13. For the record, Steve Nash is not retiring mid-season to enter Canadian politics

    Nov 4, 2010, 10:50 AM EDT

    Steve Nash

    It was an odd story — an attempt at humor, we think — that appeared in the alternative Phoenix New Times: Steve Nash was leaving the Suns in the middle of November to move to Canada and begin his political career. Not everyone was laughing. Steve Nash is serious enough business that the Suns issued…

  14. Josh Childress channeling his inner Kobe, playing with splint on finger

    Nov 2, 2010, 10:40 AM EDT

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    Josh Childress is out on the court for the Suns, he’s trying. He’s struggling, really only taking shots right at the rim (2.7 per game) and ignoring jumpers or threes (0.6 per game) unless he has to take them. It’s a far cry from the Childress who was a solid outside shooter in Atlanta before…

  15. Jared Dudley agrees to five-year extension with Suns

    Nov 2, 2010, 12:38 AM EDT

    Los Angeles Lakers v Phoenix Suns, Game 4

    Jared Dudley hit another buzzer beater Monday night. Just before the midnight Eastern deadline, Dudley agreed to a five-year, $22.5 million extension to remain a Sun. Dudley talked about it on his twitter account. Breaking News!! This is bigger then @KingJames going to Miami, bigger then Brett Favre goin to Minn. I have just sign…

  16. Game(s) of the night: Where the Jazz don’t look too good, but Orlando does

    Oct 29, 2010, 3:18 AM EDT

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    The first TNT Thursday night of the year, and thank goodness Chuck, Kenny, EJ and C-Webb were in rare form so something tonight was entertaining. Phoenix 110, Jazz 94: Deron Williams said after the game that the new-look Jazz just don’t know the offense. It looked it. The flex offense and motion that are Jerry…

  17. Phoenix starts the season with an impressively atrocious rebounding performance

    Oct 27, 2010, 1:25 PM EDT

    Phoenix Suns v Portland Trail Blazers

    The Phoenix Suns’ start to the season was certainly memorable, if not all that successful. Steve Nash  had roughly one bajillion turnovers in his efforts to keep the Suns’ offense up to snuff, but Phoenix completely fell apart in the fourth while the Blazers attacked from all angles. Hedo Turkoglu was even worse defensively than…

  18. Portland looks pretty good, Phoenix… they should get better. Right?

    Oct 27, 2010, 11:43 AM EDT

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    The Phoenix Suns scored just one point in the final 5:43 of this game. That’s why the Blazers won 106-92 and the final score belies how close this game was for three-and-a-half quarters. What happened? Well, for the last half decade, when the game got tight and the defenses serious, Phoenix had one of the…

  19. Steve Nash wouldn’t blame you if you said Phoenix would miss the playoffs

    Oct 25, 2010, 9:32 AM EDT

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    Last season ended with the Suns in the Western Conference finals. Right now, on the eve of the next season, talk around the Suns is about progress and getting on the right page as the season starts. Look at what Nash told Seth Pollack of SB Nation. “To be honest, if I was outside this…

  20. Suns commit to Robin Lopez, things get awkward for Earl Clark

    Oct 22, 2010, 2:14 PM EDT

    Earl Clark

    The option deadline is typically a series of no-brainer announcements, in which NBA teams declare what everyone already knows: that many of their recent draft picks are useful, and worthy of keeping on an economical rookie-scale salary, either on the basis of production or potential. It also gets just a little bit awkward for those…

  21. Training camps is almost over, time for Erick Dampier to make a decision

    Oct 20, 2010, 1:38 PM EDT

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    If one were cynical, one might think that free agent center Erick Dampier has taken his sweet time making a decision on where he will play this season just to avoid training camp. We are that cynical. But training camp is almost over, so it’s time and Dampier is about to choose a team. Probably…

  22. Josh Childress breaks fingertip, out at least one week

    Oct 20, 2010, 9:23 AM EDT

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    At least in Greece when something like this happened he could numb the pain with Ouzo… The Suns Josh Childress fractured the fingertip on the index finger of his right hand (his shooting hand) during the Suns Tuesday night exhibition game against the Warriors, according to the Associated Press. He will sit out a week,…

  23. NBA Season Preview: Phoenix Suns

    Oct 18, 2010, 12:50 PM EDT

    Nash_Pass2

    Last season: 54-28, as they returned to the style that the roster was built for — seven seconds or less. Well, really, it was more like 12 seconds or less as they utilized a lot of secondary options in the transition and drag screens, but the philosophy was the same. The rode that style to…

  24. Toronto fans boo Turkoglu, he joins in and boos himself. Then laughs.

    Oct 18, 2010, 10:19 AM EDT

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    Everyone knew it was coming — after a lackluster season on the court then pushing for a trade out of there, you knew Raptors fans were going to boo Hedo Turkoglu when the Suns came to Toronto for a preseason game Sunday. But the boos and hate had about as much passion behind them as…

  25. Grant Hill and Reggie Evans in the worst ejection ever

    Oct 7, 2010, 10:26 AM EDT

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    Grant Hill and Reggie Evans got ejected from a preseason game last night for patting each other on the butt. Seriously. It may be the worst ejection we can remember in the NBA. Referee Bill Kennedy is in mid-season overreaction form. It happened while the Raptors were blowing the Suns out of the building Wednesday…

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