Amar'e Stoudemire won us over during his eight-year stint with the Phoenix Suns, with his sheer strength and remarkable athletic ability. We never saw him as the "next" Michael Jordan or whoever, but as an All-Star level player when healthy who -- serious defensive liabilities aside -- put h ... More >>
As the shortened NBA season comes to an end, last night's game between the New Jersey Nets and Philadelphia 76ers signified more than just the end of a dismal season for the Nets. It also marked the team's last home game in the Garden State. After 36 years in New Jersey, the Nets are scheduled to m ... More >>
The Toronto Raptors had lost 14 straight games to the Phoenix Suns dating back to 2004. Clearly, the good old days have long past for the Suns, who lost 99-96 to the perennial doormat Raptors on Tuesday night at US Airways Center.
Steve Nash, rumored to be a free-agent target of the New York Knicks in the upcoming offseason, scored 26 points against the Knicks on Wednesday night in New York as the Phoenix Suns broke a five-game losing streak. The 91-88 final score extended the struggling Knicks' losing skid to four games
The Phoenix Suns' 103-83 loss to the Philadelphia 76ers last night was just plain horrible. Offensively, defensively, you name it.Steve Nash knew it. "That was about as bad of a game as I've had personally and team-wise also as well," he stated to the press afterwards. Head coach Alvin Gentry k ... More >>
nba.com/sunsAaron Brooks was a star last night.The Phoenix Suns kept their playoff hopes alive last night with a 114-106 victory over the terrible Toronto Raptors. For awhile, it looked like the Suns were going to let another home game against a lousy team slip away. Planet Orange played ti ... More >>
nba.com/sunsLast night's game -- in a parallel universe.The Phoenix Suns could not keep their momentum going last night against the Boston Celtics, taking a spectacular 115-103 beating in a game that was never really close.It was a major comedown from Monday night's wild overtime win against the ... More >>
nba.com/suns Steve Nash leads the league in double-doubles with 26. After an agonizing three-game stretch against the bottom-dwelling Detroit Pistons, Philadelphia 76ers and Charlotte Bobcats, the Phoenix Suns needed a big performance this weekend -- and they got it, in one game, anyway ... More >>
nba.com/sunsTonight's game is a statement game for the Suns against Boston.The Phoenix Suns have a tough couple of games ahead of them this weekend as they're scheduled to face a Boston Celtics team tonight that's considered by some to be the best in the league and a very good New Orleans squad o ... More >>
nba.com/suns Grant Hill continued his high-scorning ways with 13 points and five assits in last night's game against the 76ers.When the Phoenix Suns departed the Valley last Monday for their most recent road trip, they were riding a two-game winning streak and were probably fueled by a gr ... More >>
nba.com/suns Grant Hill surpassed the 16,000 career point mark during the Phoenix Suns' victory over Portland on Friday.For most of this season, the Phoenix Suns have been in need of some serious heart. Fans have lost count of the number of games lost because Planet Orange ... More >>
Familiar faces post up at US Airways Center
We were as frustrated at times as almost everyone else with Amar'e Stoudemire, whose mercurial career with the Phoenix Suns ended after seven seasons last June when he signed a mammoth deal with the New York Knicks. Mr. Stoudemire in previous incarnation His lack of defensive prowess, ... More >>
chi-ball.com Amar'e StoudemireAs we all know, Amar'e Stoudemire is now a member of the New York Knicks. But STAT wanted to stay here in Phoenix, at least that's what he's saying now that he signed a huge contract. All the Suns had to do was offer him fully guaranteed five-year maximum con ... More >>
nba.com Hedo TurkoglThe Phoenix Suns made another official move today. Hours after completing a sign and trade for Josh Childress, the Suns traded for Toronto Raptors forward Hedo Turkoglu. Leandro Barbosa and Dwayne Jones were sent to the Toronto Raptors in exchange for Turkoglu.
suns.com (L-R) Goran Dragic, Lou Amundson, Jared Dudley, and Channing Frye (suns.com)"All we've done is earn ourselves a great opportunity," Steve Nash told reporters, after the Phoenix Suns defeated the Los Angeles Lakers 115-106 at US Airways Center last night. "We can't be ... More >>
www.nba.com/sunsSteve Nash had 24 points, 14 assists in the Suns victory over the New Jersey Nets last night.Steve Nash is an übermensch. Despite an aching back and a bout of illness this week, the 36-year-old point guard still had the strength, wherewithal, and intestinal fortitude to carry his ... More >>
suns.com The Suns were without Robin Lopez's might in the middle in last night's narrow win over the Timberwolves.Friday's home game against Coach Mike D'Antoni's New York Knicks and yesterday's road contest against Coach Kurt Rambis' Minnesota Timberwolves both looked lik ... More >>
www.nba.com/sunsAmar'e Stoudemire: Another huge night.The NBA's top two scoring teams did exactly what was expected of them Monday night in Oakland, where the Phoenix Suns escaped with a 133-131 win over the Golden State Warriors. The Suns moved to 19 games over .500 win and maintained their hold ... More >>
Suns thankful to continue home sched
www.nba.comJason Richardson scored big against the Boston Celtics and Washington Wizards this weekend.Going into their current five-game jaunt up and down the East Coast, the Phoenix Suns were expected to be butchered by such powerhouse teams as 2008 NBA champs Boston in a basketball bloodbath.&n ... More >>
Kevin Garnett, Paul Pierce, and Ray Allen are next on the Suns' docket. After getting peppered on Wednesday night by the Orlando Magic, the 4-1 Phoenix Suns continue their beast-of-an-East-Coast swing with one super toughie and one winnable one. (If, that is, they don't go all 2008-09 Sun ... More >>
NBA.com Dwight Howard doing his Superman impression at the All-Star Game.It was only a matter of time. Yeah, the Phoenix Suns were 4-0 going into last night's game with Superman and the Orlando Magic -- the man of steel being everybody's favorite basketball star nowadays, Dwight Howard. ... More >>
Just when you thought the Phoenix Suns' luck was improving, another player gets injured. This time it happened at the end of the first quarter of the Suns' game against the Philadelphia 76ers when Leandro Barbosa went down with a hyper-extended left knee. It was sickening even to watch, but a prelim ... More >>
What a weekend for Planet Orange, and its largest inhabitant! We're beginning to think of the Phoenix Suns as a planet again, after back-to-back victories against the Toronto Raptors and the Los Angeles Lakers at US Airways Center Friday night and Sunday afternoon. Shaquille O'Neal's certa ... More >>
For a precious few minutes in the first quarter of last night's Suns/Lakers game in La-La Land, the Suns held their own against the NBA's best. No, it was better than that. They were rolling, running, gunning, roaring. They were taking advantage of someone else's defensive miscues for a (pleas ... More >>
More impressive than the 140 or more points scored in each of the Phoenix Suns' dominating victories over the Los Angeles Clippers is this quote by Clippers guard Eric Gordon, which followed the second game of the Alvin Gentry era. "They are going to be a really hard team to beat now that they are ... More >>
The Philadelphia 76ers are mediocre, with a dollop of turmoil. Former head coach Maurice Cheeks, one of the franchise's all-time greats, got the bum's rush back in December. Their marquee name, Elton Brand, is out for the rest of the season with a bad wing. Their top active player is shooting guard ... More >>
Mike D'Antoni had the last laugh. His work-in-progress New York Knicks held on and beat the Phoenix Suns at Madison Square Garden by five points. Mighty mite Nate Robinsion, in 25 minutes off the bench, demolished the Suns on Wednesday night. Seemed everything the 5-9 one-time NBA sl ... More >>
Ex-Sun and current Knick Quentin Richardson squaring up from three-point land. When the New York Knicks took on the Phoenix Suns on December 15, the storyline was the return of former Suns'/current Knicks' head coach Mike D'Antoni. The evening was complete with man hugs between the ex-leader and th ... More >>
The last time the Phoenix Suns played a great NBA team, they lost by a point. Last night, the Suns lost to the Boston Celtics 104-87 in Bean Town. But the only reason it was that close was that the Suns' bench -- notably Lou Amundson -- played better than the Celtics' bench in garbage time. The Suns ... More >>
Boston's Paul Pierce, Kevin Garnett, and Ray Allen From the middle of November through the end of December, 38 days to be exact, the Boston Celtics didn't lose a game, sweeping their way to 19 consecutive victories. The team's record on December 23 was 27-2. "Best team ever" pursed the lips of sp ... More >>
Remember that February 9 beat-down win over the formidable Dallas Mavericks at US Airways Center? It was easy to believe that the Phoenix Suns had turned it all around after they toppled a top Western Conference opponent by 28 points, to hope (Barack Obama's favorite wo ... More >>
Toronto Raptors forward Chris Bosh At 1 Sunday afternoon in Glendale, the Arizona Cardinals play the biggest game in franchise history. At 10:30 that morning in chilly Canada, the Phoenix Suns, uh, don't. The Suns' opponent is the Toronto Raptors, who're battling Mike D'Antoni's Knicks for the base ... More >>
Suns should beware of Pacers young guns
Anyone else miss the good ol' days, when the Phoenix Suns and San Antonio Spurs were locked in a bitter struggle for ideological supremacy (and home-court advantage in the playoffs)? When the Lakers and Hornets were laughable, and the thought of a return to form for the Boston Celtics was like somet ... More >>
Here's an idea: play Shaquille O'Neal every third game. The other idea would be to play him only against Milwaukee (he scored 27 and 35 points in two games against the Bucks this season), but that wouldn't be cost-effective for a guy making $20 million a year. After missing two games because of a fa ... More >>
Many will cheer for Mikey D. Not us.
There's this thing called The Zone. (No, Phoenicians, not that super scary area in the avenues near the Arizona State Capitol.) It's that Zen-like state where you're being and not doing, whether its creating art or dominating an opponent in sports. On November 4, 2008 in East Rutherford, New Jersey ... More >>
Jesus, do we have to play these stiffs?
Can aging behemoth bring the bling?