The Phoenix Suns finally got rid of Michael Beasley.Beasley, best known for his role as a frequent customer to the Scottsdale Police Department, also played basketball here on occasion, as he was payed millions of dollars to make a negligible contribution to one of the crappiest teams in the Nationa ... More >>
See also: Kelly Clarkson Is Coming to Town (But You Might Have to Sit Through The Fray Before Watching Her) I don't have cable and I don't have one of them-there digital converter boxes plugged into my television set, so it's not often I get to catch commercials. Yesterday I made the trip to the ... More >>
If the season had ended last night, the Phoenix Suns would be headed to the playoffs as the eighth seed in the West after an easy 125-107 win over the Portland Trail Blazers.The performance from the Suns starters made the victory very unsurprising: 20 points and 10 rebounds from center Marcin Gortat ... More >>
Don't want to jinx it, but the Phoenix Suns have turned themselves into a pretty good little team. Last night's thrilling 107-105 win over the Utah Jazz in Salt Lake City proved that this squad is hellbent on making the NBA playoffs, a thought seemingly absurd not so long ago.Steve Nash reached back ... More >>
The Phoenix Suns stayed alive in the hunt for a Western Conference playoff bid after two big weekend wins. On Friday night, the Suns edged out a good Indiana Pacers team 113-111, and on Sunday afternoon in Cleveland, they demolished the Cavaliers 108-83. The two wins give the Suns a 25-24 record on ... More >>
The Phoenix Suns, looking for their fifth-straight win, had a 10-point fourth-quarter lead on one of the NBA's best teams but lost 99-95 to the Miami Heat in Florida on Tuesday night. Over the last 7:28 of the game, the Suns missed 15 of 17 shots, allowing the Heat to go on a 17-0 run and eventuall ... More >>
Suddenly, the Suns are surging. But even with their fifth straight home win -- a 98-91 victory over the Memphis Grizzlies -- the Suns are still two games under .500 and several games back from 2.5 games out of the eighth seed in the NBA's Western Conference playoff picture.
The Phoenix Suns dropped to 12-17 on the season Tuesday as the Denver Nuggets handed the Suns a 109-92 road loss. The Suns aren't that good this season, obviously, and without Grant Hill and, especially, Steve Nash in the lineup, you can pretty much forget about winning.
The Phoenix Suns seemed in control of the Golden State Warriors for about the first 34 minutes of last night's game in San Francisco. The problem was, the pro game is 48 minutes long, and the Suns couldn't stop the Warriors for the duration, losing 102-96.Locals lose a tough one in Bay Area ... More >>
Jared Dudley and Markieff Morris were the heroes of the weekend as the Phoenix Suns cruised to an easy 98-84 road win on Saturday night over the Sacramento Kings.While J-Dud nabbed a double-double with 20 points (including a trio of three-pointers) and 10 rebounds, the rookie Morris racked 18 poi ... More >>
The Arizona Wildcats and Colorado Buffs are very similar teams--scrappy, undersized, terrific team defense, very well-coached. The two teams met last month in Boulder, and the Cats lost a one-point heartbreaker.Last night in Tucson was a different story, as Arizona, playing with just seven player ... 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.
The Phoenix Suns announced yesterday that they would welcome a group of "high energy" youngsters to their entertainment crew, and today they announced their double whammy -- seniors. Dance Fusion, a group of 15 women ages 42 to 73 (who are self-described seniors), will also perform for Suns ... More >>
Before you start drooling over the possibility of another handful of toned, tanned, and semi-clothed dancers being added to the Suns' popular entertainment lineup -- allow the basketball team to introduce The SunDance Kids. Important to note: The group taking to the court this Friday will no ... More >>
nba.com/sunsJust another one of those weekends.The NBA season might not be officially over yet for the Phoenix Suns but they're playing like it, losing to the New Orleans Hornets Friday night, 109-97, and getting erased by the Dallas Mavericks 115-90. Friday night's game wasn't so bad, on p ... More >>
www.nba.com/sunsGrant Hill: A season-high 34 points against the PacersThe Phoenix Suns launched a six-game road trip with games Friday and Sunday and came away winners in both, upping their record to three games over .500 for the first time this season. Regarding the Western Conference playof ... More >>
nba.com/sunsSuns reach .500. Will consistency follow?The Phoenix Suns reached .500 for the first time since December 19 yesterday, beating the hapless Golden State Warriors 112-88 at the US Airways Arena. Planet Orange opened up a can of whoopass on the Warriors right from the beginning, at one ... More >>
www.nba.com/sunsSteve Nash: Scored 10 points in overtime to save his Suns.The Phoenix Suns have let a lot of games slip away from them recently, but they refused to let that happen in Wednesday night's home 118-109 win over the New Jersey Nets. Sure, it took an extra five minutes to nail this one ... More >>
Steve Nash has been working through the pain, but just can't carry the Phoenix Suns all by himself.Steve Nash is hurting right now, badly. Back and heel issues are ailing the aging Phoenix Suns superstar, who's already plagued by lingering groin problems. And it's affecting his play. Nash battl ... More >>
www.nba.com/sunsHakim Warrick: The new guy scores 18 off the bench for the Suns.Of course, that sense of doom regarding the 2010-11 season that pervaded Suns Nation after the team's Tuesday's opening-night drubbing was a bit premature. On Thursday, the Phoenix Suns bounced back to beat the Utah J ... More >>
nba.com Robin LopezPhoenix Suns center Robin Lopez is getting an opportunity to shine. Lopez, who will be entering his third year in the league this fall, has been invited to Team USA's training camp next week in Las Vegas. Team USA will play in the world championships in Turkey from Augu ... More >>
nba.com Starting-point-guard-of-the-future Goran Dragic sealed the deal for the Suns against the San Antonio Spurs.Sticky-fingered Slovenian Goran Dragic made us forget about Steve Nash in the fourth quarter of the Phoenix Suns' solid victory over the feared-and-loathed San Antonio S ... 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 >>
Can Sendeks crew compete sans Harden, Pendergraph?
www.nba.com/heat Miami's Dwyane Wade is the newest member of the NBA's 10,000-point club. A record of 3-0 to start the season? Even against poor-to-middling competition (L.A. Clippers, Golden State Warriors, Minnesota Timberwolves), we'll take it, though we're not deluding ourselves. The o ... More >>
By the time a must-win game for the Phoenix Suns rolls around, we're usually breaking out the sunscreen and decorating the Maypole. This year, desperation's come early. In the race for the Western Conference playoffs, the Suns sit in ninth place in an eight-team sprint following their disastrous 0- ... More >>
NBA No. 1 Derrick Rose makes his US Airways debut. From the January 26, 2009, morning paper: "Leading by as many as 16 in the first quarter and shooting 57.6 percent through three quarters, the team collapsed down the stretch by shooting 8-for-29." Sound familiar? The quote isn't about one of the Ph ... 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 >>
It was Shaquille O'Neal's night again -- and thank God for it! Without him, the Suns would've lost to the Atlanta Hawks, who led the game at US Airways Center late in the fourth quarter before a Suns spurt. O'Neal had 26 points and 10 rebounds in 40 minutes against the 22- ... More >>
Thunder star Kevin Durant after a dunk. What's a surefire cure for depression? For the Phoenix Suns -- losers of a brutally heartbreaking game on Christmas Day to the San Antonio Spurs -- a cupcake; namely, the Oklahoma City Thunder.
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 >>
It was his first 30-point game since March 9, 2007 when he was with the Miami Heat. In fact, 36-year-old Shaquille O'Neal scored 35 points against the Milwaukee Bucks Tuesday night to lead the Suns to a 125-110 victory, the team's largest point total of the year. We'd say th ... More >>
Al Jefferson (above dunking) is most decidedly better than nothing. A linchpin of the Minnesota Timberwolves' move-him-or-lose-him trade of All-World Kevin Garnett to the Boston Celtics in the summer of '07, Jefferson came into his own last season, his first as a T-Wolf. The 6-10 center/forwar ... More >>
Recent headline: "Clippers Crush Thunder." Let's hope it's "Suns Burn Thunder" (don't think about that too literally) after tonight's game. But we digress: In what mad otherworld does the NBA's perennial doormat, the L.A. Clippers, crush anybody? Well, on November 19, the mantle of NBA's worst was ... More >>
However well they might do this year, your Sunnies are a team on the decline; Nash and Shaq are AARP members by NBA standards. Portland's either the league's team of tomorrow, or its biggest bust. And which way the Blazers go depends on the bum foot of presumed superstar Greg Oden (pictured), the bi ... More >>
After much thumb-twiddling, Pistons finally seek The Answer
Who let these Dust Bowl hicks into the NBA?