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After Wednesday's loss to the NBA champion Dallas Mavericks dropped the Suns to 2-4, coach Alvin Gentry said Thursday he's frustrated with how the team is playing and is considering lineup changes.
"I'm frustrated in that I think we're much better than we're playing," Gentry said. "I don't think I'm asking anyone to do anything that they're not capable of doing. I'm frustrated because we're not executing."
Asked if some changes might be needed to kick-start the stagnant offense, Gentry offered no specifics but did say changes were "under consideration."
"There's definitely a thought process there that maybe we can change a few things," Gentry said. "That might help us start in the game as well as the way our offense plays."
Strange as it is in Phoenix, offense has been the problem so far. The defense has been solid with the addition of defensive assistant coach Elston Turner, but the of...
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PHOENIX -- It still seems bizarre each time it's said, but it can't denied: The Phoenix Suns are playing good, solid defense.
The defensive revolution -- albeit brief thus far -- continued in Phoenix on Friday night as the Suns (3-4) handed the NBA's third best scoring team just its second loss in a 102-77 win over the Portland Trail Blazers.
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Most of the NBA does not match the pace with which the Suns play this season. Most teams are not that slow.
Steve Nash made all seven shots, two of them 3-pointers, and handed out nine assists, then sat out the fourth quarter to watch his Phoenix Suns complete a 102-77 rout of the Portland Trail Blazers on Friday night. Jared Dudley scored 18 and Nash 17 for the Suns. Marcin Gortat added 12. LaMarcus Aldridge had 14 points for the Trail Blazers, who shot 33 percent, 28 percent in the first half.
The Suns are shooting just 42.1 percent from the field as a team.
The Suns' fondly remembered offense finally found fourth gear, hitting 11 of its first 13 shots and never turning back in a 102-77 victory over Portland at US Airways Center.
Jason Green weighs in with his Portland Trailblazers vs. Phoenix Suns Friday NBA basketball Preview and a free nba prediction to boot. NBA odds favor the Blazers by 2.5 on the road. Jason points out the ageless Steve Nash has played decent, but his numbers are down. Gerald Wallace, LaMarcus Aldridge, and Marcus Camby have to shine.
The Blazers hit the road for their second game in as many nights -- a battle with Steve Nash and the Phoenix Suns at 7:30 p.m. Friday.
Long time Western Conference rivals square off in the desert Friday when the Phoenix Suns play host to the streaking Portland Trail Blazers.
6:30 p.m.: Paul Coro sets the stage for tonight's big game in Dallas with his pregame notes.
Dallas hopes to build on its most impressive performance of the young season on Wednesday when the Mavericks shoot for an eighth straight home win over the Phoenix Suns.