Found February 16, 2012 on AZ Central:
PLAYERS: Robert Sarver
TEAMS: Phoenix Suns
Boivin: Despite the roller-coaster ride of this season's group, management wants you to know it has a vision for the future.

Hill's shutdown skills await toughest test yet

Over the past week, Grant Hill has been asked to do quite a bit, as he's had to guard Tyreke Evans, Monta Ellis and Joe Johnson. On all three occasions, the 39-year-old Suns forward rose to the occasion and shut down his man. Things are about to get even tougher. After strong defensive outings, Hill is now tasked with trying to limit Kobe Bryant for two straight games as part...

Nash on the trading block?

Is it finally time for the Sun to set on Steve Nash’s career in Phoenix? With free agency looming this summer and the Suns going nowhere fast, it seems more and more likely that they’ll have to consider trading Nash before the deadline. is reporting that one team executive says the Suns are “as close as they’ve ever been” to letting their star point guard go. Nash...

New game, same old Suns in loss to Atlanta

PHOENIX -- For the Phoenix Suns, this week's itinerary has been pretty simple -- wake up, get ready for game, play game, lose game. Repeat. Then repeat again. Three games in three nights with the same result. "It sounds like it's Groundhog Day all over again," Suns swingman Jared Dudley said after Wednesday's 101-99 loss to the Atlanta Hawks at U.S. Airways...

Phoenix Suns' Steve Nash, Grant Hill get night off against Denver Nuggets

Notes: Heavy workloads meant a break Tuesday night for Suns co-captains Steve Nash and Grant Hill.

Suns fall to Hawks for third loss in three days

PHOENIX (AP) -- The Phoenix Suns took Joe Johnson out of the game. So Josh Smith took over. Smith matched his season high with 30 points and grabbed 17 rebounds to rally the Atlanta Hawks to a 101-99 victory over the Suns on Wednesday night. Smith, whose career best is 32, had 20 points and 12 rebounds in the second half as Atlanta snapped a two-game skid and won for only the third...

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Phoenix Suns can't hold court at home against Atlanta Hawks

Playing their third game in three nights, the Suns couldn't overcome a monster performance from Atlanta forward Josh Smith and faded again on their home floor in a 101-99 loss.

Phoenix Suns falter late, lose to Denver Nuggets

Despite holding out their leaders on each side of the court and opening the game in a 10-0 hole, the Suns were tied in the third quarter before committing nine turnovers in the quarter's final eight minutes to trail by 16 en route to a 109-92 loss to the Nuggets.

Blown leads, home struggles persist for Suns

The Suns can be good enough to lead Golden State on the road by 17, rally from 12 down to tie the game at Denver and lead a quality Atlanta team by 15 at home. But they are bad enough to blow those chances over the past three days in three losses.

Phoenix Suns (12-18) at Los Angeles Lakers (17-12), 10:30 p.m. (ET)

Pacific Division rivals renew hostilities at Staples Center on Friday when the Los Angeles Lakers open up a home-and-home series with the Phoenix Suns.
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