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Pro Sports Daily:
PHOENIX -- It was "Guaranteed Fun Night" night at US Airways Center, and the Phoenix Suns certainly succeeded in making things exciting down to the final seconds Thursday. Lately, though the only guarantee is a Suns loss. The Dallas Mavericks blew a 15-point, third-quarter lead but held on to hand the Suns their fifth straight loss, 97-94. Dallas guard O.J. Mayo was a bright spot in a sloppy, disjointed game, finishing with 23 points. He gave the Mavericks the lead for good on a 19-foot jumper with 34.6 seconds left. Markeiff Morris had 15 points and a career-high 17 rebounds for Phoenix, and his 3-pointer with 1:05 left pulled the Suns within 87-85. Suns guard Shannon Brown tied the game at 87 on two free throws with 48.7 remaining before Mayo drilled his shot over Sebastian Telfair to put Dallas back in front. Goran Dragic missed a layup and a chance to re-tie the game on Phoenix's next possession, and Dallas hit eight free throws down the stretch -- four e...
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The way things are going in Phoenix, Alvin Gentry may need to add on a second level to his doghouse. The newest tenant: Michael Beasley. It is hard to pin the Suns losing five straight on Beasley alone, but he is certainly not helping his cause. So it sounds like Gentry may try to remedy his struggles for him with a quick move out of the starting lineup. Gentry said after dropping...
Now if you think that just because the Dallas Mavericks have signed guard Derek Fisher for the season is automatically going to guarantee a Championship, well you have another thing coming. Granted Fisher brings a lot of stuff to the table with his championship caliber of play and thought process, but after witnessing him in the game, you could tell that he had been sitting around...
PHOENIX (AP) -- O.J. Mayo scored 23 points, including the go-ahead jumper with 35 seconds to go, and the Dallas Mavericks held on to beat Phoenix 97-94 on Thursday night, the Suns' fifth loss in a row.
Brandan Wright and Darren Collison scored 16 apiece for Dallas. Wright's total was a season high. Chris Kaman added 15 points.
Markieff Morris had 15 points and a career...
Dirk Nowitzki is still not exactly close to returning. However, Wednesday he resumed basketball activities for the first time since his surgery. Nowitzki underwent right knee surgery on October 19th. He was not expected to miss much time, but his recovery was slower than anticipated. The injury is Nowitzki's first severe injury. Tim Macmahon of ESPN Dallas says Nowitzki...
Michael Beasley entered Thursday's loss to by the Suns to the Mavericks with the NBA's worst cumulative plus/minutes (-136) while shooting 37.4 percent.
Remember what I said about Eddy Curry on Monday? Yeah, well, scratch that. E-City recently elected to put his NBA hopes on hold for the time being and to follow T-Mac (and the money) to the Far East, where he has joined the Zhejiang Golden Bulls of the Chinese Basketball Association. Zhejiang is the former team of JR Smith, as well as Josh Boone, who Curry has been brought...
The Phoenix Suns are so confident in what team president Jason Rowley calls their "exciting brand of basketball" that the team is offering fans their money back - regardless of the game's outcome - if they're not completely satisfied with the experience at Thursday night's matchup against the Dallas Mavericks.
The way the Suns are playing, that could end up...
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Friday, December 7, 1979
Today is a tragic day in the history of the United States as we remember those who lost their lives on Pearl Harbor, but today also marks the day of birth for Larry Bird. Bird and the Celtics began their next stretch of three-games-in-three-days with a Friday night game at the Garden against a highly competitive...
The cynic in a lot of us wonders if David Stern wouldn't be so concerned with intentional fouls if it wasn't for who was being intentionally fouled and what team that guy plays for.
But it's Dwight Howard and it's the Lakers, so it can't be right. The integrity of the game is comprised. The fans are cheated. Heat fans don't want to watch Spurs scrubs.
It was a good day for LA basketball on Wednesday night. The Lakers won and the Clippers beat the Dallas Mavericks. You knew it was going to be a tough night for former Clippers center Chris Kaman after witnessing this first quarter dunk on him by Caron Butler. He was the victim of two during [...]
O.J. Mayo scored 40 points, including 10 in the last three minutes, to lift the Dallas Mavericks to a 116-109 victory over the Rockets on Saturday night in coach Kevin McHale's return to the Houston bench.
James Harden had 30 points at halftime, but the Mavericks slowed him down in the second half. He scored just nine points in the second half.
McHale rejoined the team on Saturday...