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PHOENIX -- Alvin Gentry's team-survival recipe has three key ingredients.
Delivered in Gentry's descending line of progression -- if not order of importance -- these are items are (1) avoidance of fragmentation, (2) continued hard work and (3) belief in yourself.
Stir those together and you have... well, we're not sure exactly what the Phoenix Suns are capable of cooking up if things go really well.
But Gentry, the coach of a team that absorbed a 92-81 loss to the Memphis Grizzlies at U.S. Airways on Sunday, is hoping to sidestep a season of greater calamity.
"We're in a bad situation," Gentry said. "We're in a bad spot right now."
Now 12-23, the Suns -- who were 15-20 through 35 games last season and stuck on 1,999 wins in franchise history -- will hit the road on a journey that seems limited to going one of two ways.
"The road is supposed to bring you together, bond you," Suns swingman Jared Dudley said. "But against the...
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PHOENIX -- The Phoenix Suns spent Friday night reeling from an apparent allergy to their own prosperity.
Well, this prosperity is painfully relative to the limits mustered by a team that's now 12-22.
Anyway, this brush with reasonably positive karma began during Wednesday's losing-streak-busting victory over the Philadelphia 76ers and continued through a rousing first quarter...
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PHOENIX - Zach Randolph had 21 points and Rudy Gay added 20 as the Memphis Grizzlies avenged a two-point loss in Phoenix last month with a 92-81 win over the Phoenix Suns on Sunday. Randolph, who leads the NBA in double-doubles with 22, failed to get his third double-double in three meetings with the Suns this season and settled for eight rebounds. Marc Gasol notched a double...