March 2012

Suns Fall to Spurs at Home

The Suns lost 107-100 on Tuesday against the Spurs at home. The team is now back at even with a 25-25 record. They fall to 15-11 in home games this season as well. The Suns shot well and hung with the Spurs all day, but fell apart when it mattered most in the final quarter. The team went into that quarter down one and ended up losing by 7 to the string Spurs team. The Suns have shown lately that they will hang with anyone, but must close games to make things really count.

Brown led the way for the Suns as he scored 32 points in the contest. This also led all scorers in the contest. Gortat led in rebounds for the Suns with 14 while Nash added 8 assists to help the team try and get a win as well. In the end, it was all not enough as the Suns crumpled in the fourth quarter. There, the Suns were outscored 23-17, which really cost them the game. Prior to that they hung with the Spurs all game and the score was 84-83 going into the fourth.

Suns Crush Cavs to get Over .500 Mark

The Suns won 108-83 against the Cavaliers in Cleveland on Sunday. The win now finally gets the Suns over the .500 mark with an overall record of 25-24. The team has been up and down all season, but has managed to win 6 of their last 8 games. This has helped them tremendously in getting to their current 25-24 mark overall. The team also improved their away record to 10-14 with the win. The Suns will now look to see how much more damage they can do in the league and see if there is any room for them in the playoffs.

The Suns had two scorers that tied with 22 points on the night to lead the team. Gortat led the Suns in rebounds while Nash had 13 assists to lead all. The Suns scored 25 plus points in all quarters but the fourth. By that timethey had the game well in hand and seemed to take it easy on the Cavs as they ran a lot of clock. The Suns shot out to an 8-point lead in the first as they outscored the Cavs 29-21. In the first half, the Suns outscored Cleveland 59-38. The Suns were very impressive throughout offensively, and ended up outscoring the Cavaliers in each quarter.

Suns Play Spoiler as They Hold on to Beat the Pacers

The Suns won 113-111 against the Pacers on Friday in Indiana. The team continues to thrive as they play spoiler to teams that are more in the hunt for the playoffs. That trend continued as the Suns were able to escape Indiana with a win against a Pacer team that has looked poised to make the playoffs. The Suns are now an even 24-24 on the season while they improved their away record to 9-14.

 

Gortat was critical for the Suns victory on Friday as he did well on both ends of the court. Gortat led the team in points with 23 and added 8 rebounds which also led the squad. Veteran Steve Nash had 17 huge assists as well to help contribute to the win. The team fell behind early as they were outscored 61-54 in the first half. They swung the game wide open in the third quarter when they outscored the Pacers 32-18 though and used that momentum to hold on in the fourth. The team shot very well on the night and scored over 25 points in every quarter.

Suns Soar Past Rockets in the Desert

 The Suns won 99-86 against the Rockets in Arizona on Sunday. The Suns were led by Redd who came off the bench to outscore all players in the game. The Suns were sharp throughout and blew out of the gates to a quick lead that they kept throughout the contest. Phoenix is now 23-22 on the season and has a 15-10 record at home this year.

The Suns got 25 points off the bench from Redd who ended the game scoring more than all scorers from either team. Veteran Steve Nash led in assist, as he usually does, with 11. Gortat also contributed to the victory by grabbing 10 rebounds. The Suns outscored the Rockets 26-13 in the first quarter, which ultimately turned out to be the reason they won the game. This is particularly true as they ended up winning the game by 13, which was the same difference between the games after the first.

Suns Lose High-scoring Home Game

The Suns lost in a ridiculously high-scoring affair against the Timberwolves on Monday. It is not often you score 124 points and lose in regulation, or even OT, in the NBA. That is just what happened though as the Suns moved their record to 19-22 on the season. Their home record also took a hit and is now 12-10 on the season. The team obviously shot well, but in the end it was simply not enough.

The Suns were led by Dudley in both scoring and rebounds. Dudley ended the game scoring 28 points and grabbing 9 rebounds in the contest. Steve Nash tried to help the Suns cause by adding a team leading 10 assists. The Suns scored 34 points in every quarter except the second. This ended up being the deciding factor in the game as the Suns scored just 22 points that quarter compared to 35 points from the Wolves.

Suns Win at Home

The Suns beat the Kings 96-88 in Phoenix on Sunday. The Suns shot decent, but were nothing special on the night. Thankfully, they were playing a team that has been even more disenfranchised then they have been. The Suns improve their record to 17-20 with the win while improving their home record to 10-9. The team will look to continue to play spoiler as the year goes on.

The Suns were led by Steve Nash in the game. Nash scored 19 to lead the team and added 7 assists, which were most on the team as well. Gortat helped the team get the win by grabbing 17 big rebounds in the contest. The Suns fell behind early and were down by 5 at the half. They came out in the second half, however, and outscored the Kings 49-36. This ultimately cost the Kings the game and gave the Suns another victory.

Suns Beat Kings at Home

The Suns beat the Kings 96-88 in Phoenix on Sunday. The Suns shot decent, but were nothing special on the night. Thankfully, they were playing a team that has been even more disenfranchised then they have been. The Suns improve their record to 17-20 with the win while improving their home record to 10-9. The team will look to continue to play spoiler as the year goes on.

The Suns were led by Steve Nash in the game. Nash scored 19 to lead the team and added 7 assists, which were most on the team as well. Gortat helped the team get the win by grabbing 17 big rebounds in the contest. The Suns fell behind early and were down by 5 at the half. They came out in the second half, however, and outscored the Kings 49-36. This ultimately cost the Kings the game and gave the Suns another victory.