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The back of the Phoenix Suns’ rim at the BMO Harris Bradley Center had a busy second quarter this Tuesday evening. Shot after shot banged off the iron as the Suns went just 8-23 (34.8%) from the floor in the period, but the most interesting of their 15 misfires came early on, when Jermaine O’Neal ripped an offensive rebound and went for a stick back at the 9:30 mark. A determined O’Neal managed to gouge out sufficient space to slip a layup attempt past the outstretched arm of Ekpe Udoh, but Udoh effected the trajectory of the shot just enough to cause it to take a funny bounce off of the glass. Instead of falling through it hoop, the spinning basketball plopped down on the on the flat part of the rim between the cylinder and the backboard. And there it sat… at least until somebody knocked it down. The Bucks won the ensuing jump ball and were credited with a team rebound. The unusual shot was just one of nine consecutive Phoenix misses to start the second quarter. They went on to lose 108-99.
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Now here's something you don't see every day: Phoenix Suns center Jermaine O'Neal put his shot up - and it never came down.
The ball came to rest on the back of the rim, causing a stoppage of play and resulting in a jump ball, during the second quarter of Tuesday night's NBA game against the Milwaukee Bucks.
Would be curious as to what the odds are of that...
The Phoenix Suns have failed to be relevant this season. After they lost coach Mike D'Antoni and two stars in Amare Stoudemire and Steve Nash, the team could not keep up with the rest of the league. They may be looking to change that based on their interest in Memphis Grizzlies' forward Rudy Gay.Rudy Gay has been mentioned in numerous trade rumors this season, but...
According to Y! Sports, the Memphis Grizzlies are having talks with the Phoenix Suns in regards to forward Rudy Gay. According to Adrian Wojnarowski, the Memphis Grizzlies have actually been trying to engage with several teams and the Suns have come out as a potential partner. How they deal may [...]
It's great seeing all the love for Avery and Sully. I just hope Danny doesn't make another blooper and trade away a key member of this team just as they are pulling it all together. The comment about KG playing better mad like the Hulk and the comment about a Suns player dating Rihanna both cracked me up. Finally the Celtics win 4 in a row! Good stuff! I'...
For those of you who thought that Jermaine O'Neal isn't playing in the NBA, you would be 100% wrong as he is a key cog of the Phoenix Suns second unit.During Tuesday's Suns/Bucks game, O'Neal attempted to score after collecting a rebound with three Bucks defenders around him.Jermaine was able to get the shot up but sadly for him, it didn't come down and got stuck...
Rudy Gay to the Suns?
The Memphis Grizzlies are shopping star small forward Rudy Gay, and the Phoenix Suns are interested, according to Yahoo Sports' Adrian Wojnarowski.
Woj says there's no framework for a deal, but the Grizz are asking for Jared Dudley and future first-round draft picks.
The Grizzlies want to get out of paying the luxury tax and out from under...
On the one-year anniversary of his heart surgery, Jeff Green delighted Boston’s TD Banknorth Garden as he put on an individual slam-dunkathon against the Phoenix Suns. Inevitably, Jermaine O’Neal tried to get in his way. Jermaine, who’s been getting mashed on with increasing regularity since the late ’90s, was yet to appear on the wrong side of a poster this season, so...
The funny thing about this game is all the praise that the Celtics bench got. They actually outscored the starters for maybe the first time all year. Yet looking at the Suns fans comments, it seems like this has been happening all season. I guess their bench is just horrible. We'll have to see if the Celtics bench can consistently have games like this.
The Celtics kept the streak going, winning their fourth straight by beating the Phoenix Suns 87-79.
This game almost seemed to be heading in the same direction as the previous game against the Knicks in terms of physicality with Rondo getting into it with former Boston College star Jared Dudley. The two were bumping and shoving off each other as Rondo tried to receive an inbound...
In defeating the Phoenix Suns last night, 87-79, and earning the team's fourth straight win, the C's got their mojo from the bench. Sully (12 pts., 16 rebs., 3 asts., 1 stl., 1 blk.), Jeff Green (14 pts., 3 rebs., 1 stl., 1 blk.) and JET (13 pts., 5 rebs., 5 asts., 1 stl.) led the charge and successfully fended off the Suns' rally attempts in the 4th quarter. They...
Tuesday night during the Phoenix Suns and Milwaukee Bucks game, the 34-year-old Jermaine O’Neal managed to get the ball stuck on the rim on a layup-attempt. If you purposefully try this shot 100 times, you won’t manage to get the ball stuck like this once. It only happens when you don’t try to do it.
Tip: 7:30PM Court: TD Garden Watch it: CSNNE Hear it: WEEI
Referees: Jason Phillips, David Guthrie, Josh Tiven
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At Home: 10-6
At home: 2-15
Streak: Won 3
Streak: Lost 3
Buckets: Pierce (19.9 ppg)
Buckets: Goran Dragic (14.6 ppg)
7:21: The Celtics are riding high with 3 consecutive wins. Tonight, they will host the struggling Phoenix Suns. The Suns are just 2-15 on the road, while the C's are 10-6 at home. Rondo will return tonight. Keep checking here after each quarter for more updates.