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Setting Suns Look to Sink the Clippers in Phoenix

Phoenix Suns (22-53) v Los Angeles Clippers (45-31) Thursday 3/30/2017 7pm Talking Stick Resort Arena, Phoenix, AZ Fox Sports Arizona/Arizona Sports 98.7FM Season Series – Los Angeles leads 3-0 All-Time Series – Phoenix leads 130-81 Last Matchup – February 1, 2017 Los Angeles won 124-114 Suns’ Last Game – Loss to Atlanta 95-91 Clippers’ Last […] Setting Suns Look to...
Via Valley of the Suns
5 hours ago  |  Discuss

Phoenix Suns: Devin Booker Is Far From A One-Hit Wonder

Via FOX Sports
18 hours ago

Locked On Suns Monday: NBA Draft expert Cole Zwicker on Bender and Ball or Jackson

Another week. Special guest for the start of it! Cole is a really smart dude (as you’ll be able to tell). You should follow him on Twitter here. Topics: Long-term standings and where the Suns are in those rankings Dragan Bender at the 5 Eric Bledsoe Alex Len Lonzo Ball or Josh Jackson? Favorite center?
Via Bright Side Of The Sun
2 days ago

The Suns are on the Verge of Losing 16 Straight

When Eric Bledsoe was benched two weeks ago, the writing was on the wall: The Phoenix Suns are trying to lose every game the rest of the season. Granted, that didn’t seem like a plausible concept at the time, but as the games have rolled on, the likelihood has grown more and more strong. After […] The Suns are on the Verge of Losing 16 Straight - Valley of the Suns - Valley of...
Via Valley of the Suns
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Outmanned and outgunned, the Suns’ tank rolls to another defeat in Charlotte, 120-106

Early struggles doom yet another valiant comeback effort. The front office of the Phoenix Suns may have quit on this season, but the men who continue to take the floor for the team most certainly have not. While Robert Sarver and Ryan McDonough chase lottery balls, Tyler Ulis, Devin Booker and the rest of the Phoenix Suns continue to chase victories. They are outmanned and outgunned...
Via Bright Side Of The Sun
3 days ago

Devin Booker’s 70-point performance one of the greatest ever

The Phoenix Suns may very well be tanking for a higher pick in the upcoming NBA draft, but don’t tell that to young shooting guard Devin Booker.Already in the midst of a breakout season that has seen him average 21-plus points per game as a sophomore, Booker put up a dazzling performance against the Boston Celtics on Friday night. Even in defeat, the former lottery pick tallied...
Via Sportsnaut
4 days ago  |  Discuss

What Do The Suns Do Now?

The Phoenix Suns are a work in progress.  And it looks like that work will take at least another year. Maybe more. What have we learned this year about a team that’s the youngest in franchise history – at least down the stretch?  Have the players convinced enough of us that the core should remain […] What Do The Suns Do Now? - Valley of the Suns - Valley of the Suns - A Phoenix...
Via Valley of the Suns
5 days ago  |  Discuss

NBA players react to Devin Booker's 70-point game

Devin Booker had a game he will never forget, and players from around the NBA had some great reactions to his historic night.Coming into Friday, Booker’s career-high for points in a game was 39, which he had done on three occasions. Against the Celtics, he bettered that number by 31.The 20-year-old set a new Suns franchise record with 70 points, topping the previous mark of 60...
Via Larry Brown Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Celtics upset Suns tried to pad Devin Booker’s stats

Devin Booker made some history on Friday night by scoring 70 points in a loss to the Boston Celtics. But he upset some people on the way to the astronomical point total.Celtics reporter Marc D’Amico says the Celtics’ coaching staff was left shaking their heads at the way the Suns tried to pad Booker’s stats in the game, which Phoenix lost 130-120. Isaiah Thomas, who had 34...
Via Larry Brown Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Earl Watson focused on Suns, not UCLA job

Earl Watson says he is focused on improving the Phoenix Suns amid rumors connecting him to the UCLA basketball job.UCLA is currently led by Steve Alford, who is in his fourth — and by far most successful — season as head coach of the Bruins. Rumors have tied Alford to the Indiana head coaching vacancy considering how much of an icon he is in the state and his history as a Hoosiers...
Via Larry Brown Sports
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Warren, Ulis provide Suns punch, but not enough to top Rangers

PHOENIX -- In a season that hasn't gone well, the Orlando Magic entered Friday night with only three wins in the second of back-to-back games this season. Make it four. Evan Fournier scored 11 of his 25 points in the first quarter, and the Magic ended a four-game losing streak with a 109-103 win over the Suns. The key was a good start and good finish a night after a 30-point loss...
Via Associated Press
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Suns bench healthy Bledsoe for remainder of the season

PHOENIX  -- The Phoenix Suns are benching Eric Bledsoe, arguably their best player, for the final 15 games of the season. General manager Ryan McDonough said the decision was made to give the 27-year-old point guard some rest and further expand playing time for the team's younger players, particularly rookie point guard Tyler Ulis. In an interview with The Associated Press on Thursday...
Via Associated Press
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Suns bench healthy Eric Bledsoe for remainder of season

PHOENIX (AP) The Phoenix Suns are benching Eric Bledsoe, arguably their best player, for the final 15 games of the season. General manager Ryan McDonough said the decision was made to give the 27-year-old point guard some rest and further expand playing time for the team's younger players, particularly rookie point guard Tyler Ulis. McDonough said Bledsoe is healthy and the decision...
Via Associated Press
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Phoenix Suns: Ulis, buzzer dramatics accelerating the rebuilding process

Before the Phoenix Suns took on the Boston Celtics last week, I wrote about how Alan Williams was leading the charge on a revamped bench, which also included rookie point guard Tyler Ulis. It did not take long after that article was published for Ulis to break into the national press in a big way. He did it by taking the ball away after Marquese Chriss, another impressive rookie...
Via isportsweb.com
17 days ago  |  Discuss

The Cheat Sheet: Dirk hit 30,000 points and the Phoenix Suns’ gorilla loses his mind

There were only three NBA games Tuesday night, but all three provided us something to celebrate. Dirk Nowitzki scored his 30,000 career points, reminding us just how incredible his career has been. The Phoenix Suns’ gorilla seemed to momentarily forget where he was. Oh and Russell Westbrook? He does what he wants. Welcome to the Cheat Sheet. Dirk Nowtizki scores his 30,000th point...
Via The Comeback
22 days ago  |  Discuss

The Phoenix Suns’ Gorilla went diving for something, in the team’s most interesting moment of the season

In the fourth quarter of the Suns-Wizards game on Tuesday night in Phoenix, The Gorilla (literally all he’s called) went diving onto the court in the middle of game action. Here’s video evidence: ‍♂️ pic.twitter.com/kbiLU2aH1R — Matt Rodewald FOX 10 (@Matt_Fox10) March 8, 2017 Why the Gorilla do this? It seems there was an object on the court: That’s some A+ awareness...
Via The Comeback
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Tyler Ulis’ buzzer-beater caps off insane comeback win over Celtics (VIDEO)

The Suns defeated the Celtics in the most unpredictable fashion on Sunday night, and it was pretty fun to watch. They scored five points in the final six seconds of the game, after previously trailing by a bucket, but did not give up at any point. After a layup tied the game at 106-106, the Suns stole the ensuing inbounds pass and Tyler Ulis then drained a three-pointer to beat...
Via The Sports Daily
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Tyler Ulis sinks 'Mr. Fourth Quarter' Isaiah Thomas with buzzer beater

They say the NBA is trending toward freak-of-nature seven-footers who have perimeter skills in big-man bodies. You know, Durant, Giannis, Kristaps, Emiid, etc.But on Sunday, Isaiah Thomas and Tyler Ulis, both 5-foot-9 on a good day, showed that there’s still room in the league for (very) little guards.Thomas put up 35 points for the Celtics, while Ulis had a career day with 20...
Via The Comeback
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Phoenix Suns: The rise of Alan Williams

After finishing with the worst record in the Western Conference before the All-Star break, the Phoenix Suns have a new look in their game-by-game rotation. Some of that has to do with their only trade before the trade deadline, in which they sent P.J. Tucker to Toronto for now-free agent Jared Sullinger and two second-round draft picks. Yet the shuffling did not end there. Alan Williams...
Via isportsweb.com
25 days ago  |  Discuss
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