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The Suns are shooting just 42.1 percent from the field as a team.
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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.
"Our defense has been...
Based on its application, we might've presumed the word "safe" had been appropriated to define a position on a basketball court.
It would go something like this: Markieff Morris, safe power forward.
Well, that reference certainly seemed to mark a comfort zone for the unofficial seers of the 2011 NBA Draft, who were obliged to judge the Phoenix Suns' selection...
Most of the NBA does not match the pace with which the Suns play this season. Most teams are not that slow.
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.
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.
Suns extra: Michael Redd's return to NBA action in the coming days with the Phoenix Suns has been two years in the making and filled with doubt about whether he could do it at all.
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.
The Blazers looked tired last night as they only shot 32.5% from the floor while being outrebounded 47-38 by the Suns. LaMarcus Aldridge led the way for the Blazers last night with 14 points, 7 rebounds and 1 assist. Nicolas Batum filled up the stat sheet with 12 points, 3 rebounds, 2 assists, 1 steal and 2 blocked shots in this game. Jamal Crawford only shot 3 of 14 from the...
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.