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Goodwin, Suns finish on high note

SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- Archie Goodwin scored 12 of his career-high 29 points in the fourth quarter and the Phoenix Suns defeated the Sacramento Kings 104-99 Wednesday night in the season finale for both teams. The Suns outscored the Kings 33-25 in the fourth quarter to snap a three-game losing streak. Goodwin, a rookie guard with little playing time this season, made a jumper to put...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
7 days ago  |  Discuss

LA Clippers Beat Phoenix, Lose to Mavs

The Clippers claimed their fourth straight win and clinched the Pacific Division title with a 112-108 success on Wednesday in Phoenix. Trailing by 14 moments into the fourth quarter LA were able to chip away at the Suns lead and eventually went in front 105-104 with 2.38 to play. Jared Dudley iced the game when he hit two free throws with 8.1 seconds left to play as LA outscored...
Via TopSportsReport
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Suns spots: Even more Morris

While attempting to forget Sunday's gruesome evening in Los Angeles, let's jump into this week's edition of Suns Spots. MARCH-KIEFF MADNESS With another month of Suns' rising behind us, please note that Markieff Morris has taken the level of his play up yet another conspicuous step. Still opening games on the bench and finishing most of 'em in the thick of the...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Phoenix Suns thrash New York Knicks at US Airways Center

Slow starts, defensive issues and injury issues all seem like a distant memory even though this month began with all of them weighing on the Suns like lead jerseys. They dragged the Suns out of the playoff picture but a season-best six-game winning streak makes it seem almost as distant as last season. Suns guard Goran Dragic took care of Friday night's start with 18 first...
Via Pro Sports Daily
25 days ago  |  Discuss

It's not 'playoffs or bust' for Suns

PHOENIX -- The local whispering has accompanied outright chirping at the national level. Oh, they're still talking about the Suns, but now that 1 1/2 games separate the NBA's surprise team from the eighth seed in the Western Conference, the critics are unloading. Why didn't the Suns just go ahead and tank? With Andrew Wiggins becoming self-aware and Jabari Parker already...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
March 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Suns outgun Raptors for second straight road win

TORONTO (AP) -- Markieff Morris had 16 points and 14 rebounds, Gerald Green scored 13 of his 28 points in the fourth quarter, and the Phoenix Suns beat the Toronto Raptors 121-113 on Sunday for their second straight victory. Goran Dragic scored 19 points, Eric Bledsoe had 14 and P.J. Tucker 11 for the Suns, who had lost three of four before winning 87-80 at Boston on Friday. Bench...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
March 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Green's 41 power comeback win over Thunder

PHOENIX -- Gerald Green scored 25 of his career-high 41 points in the third quarter and the Phoenix Suns erased a 16-point deficit to beat the Oklahoma City Thunder 128-122 on Thursday night. Markieff Morris added 24 points, including two free throws with 24.4 seconds to play. Goran Dragic scored 22, including six of the Suns' final 12 points after Oklahoma City led 118-116....
Via Fox Sports Arizona
March 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Jayhawks in the NBA: Power Rankings — Week 16

1. Markieff Morris – Markieff Morris played as well as any true power-forward not named LeBron James in the past seven days. That is no exaggeration. The older Morris was spectacular, averaging just shy of 19 points per game, along with 7.0 rebounds, 2.5 assists, 2.0 steals, and 1.0 blocks per game. Markieff Morris had taken a step back for a little bit, and I even questioned if...
Via Rock Chalk Blog
February 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Beverley's 3 helps Rockets down Suns 115-112

Patrick Beverley sank the go-ahead 3-pointer with 34.3 seconds to play and the Houston Rockets escaped with 115-112 victory over the Phoenix Suns on Sunday night. Dwight Howard scored 25, James Harden 23 and Beverley 20 for the Rockets, who trailed by 10 entering the fourth quarter. Goran Dragic scored a career-high 35 for the Suns, but missed what would have been the game-tying...
Via AP on Fox
February 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Late 3 sinks Suns

PHOENIX -- Patrick Beverley is not the first option for the Houston offense. In fact, he might be the fifth. That didn't keep him from making the biggest shot of the night in the Rockets' 115-112 victory over the Phoenix Suns on Sunday. Beverley's 3-pointer with 34.3 seconds to play put Houston ahead for good, then his two free throws with 20 seconds to go, the last of...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
February 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Suns roll past road-weary San Antonio 106-85

Ish Smith scored a career-high 15 points, matched his career best of seven rebounds and triggered a 17-point second-quarter run that propelled the Phoenix Suns past the weary San Antonio Spurs 106-85 on Friday night. Markieff Morris scored 21 points and Channing Frye 17 for Phoenix. Gerald Green and Marcus Morris added 13 apiece. Danny Green scored 15 and Tim Duncan 13 for the...
Via AP on Fox
February 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Suns roll past road-weary Spurs

PHOENIX -- Ish Smith scored a career-high 15 points, matched his career best of seven rebounds and triggered a 17-point second-quarter run that propelled the Phoenix Suns past the weary San Antonio Spurs 106-85 Friday night. Markieff Morris scored 21 points and Channing Frye 17 for Phoenix. Gerald Green and Marcus Morris added 13 apiece. Danny Green had 15 points and Tim Duncan 13...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
February 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Balanced Suns edge Celtics

PHOENIX -- Markieff Morris scored 18 points to lead six Phoenix players in double figures and the Suns held on to beat the Boston Celtics 100-94 on Wednesday night. Goran Dragic and Gerald Green added 17 points apiece for Phoenix. Channing Frye had 15, among them a crucial 3-pointer with 1:20 left. Markieff's twin brother, Marcus, scored 10 of his 11 in the second half, including...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
February 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Dragic leads Suns to fifth straight win

PHOENIX -- Goran Dragic scored 25 points and the Phoenix Suns made almost 57 percent of their shots through three quarters Saturday night in a 105-95 win over the Charlotte Bobcats. Marcus Morris added 15 points for the Suns, who have won five straight games and seven of their last eight. It's the second time the Suns have won five in a row, matching their longest winning streak...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
February 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Dragic, Suns hand Pacers 2nd home loss, 102-94

Goran Dragic had 28 points and seven assists and the Phoenix Suns handed the Indiana Pacers just their second home loss of the season with a 102-94 victory Thursday night. Gerald Green and Marcus Morris scored 16 points apiece to help the Suns win their fourth straight game. Roy Hibbert had 26 points and David West added 18 for the Pacers (35-10). Morris hit a 3-pointer with 2...
Via AP on Fox
January 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Recap: Dragic, Suns hand Pacers 2nd home loss, 102-94

INDIANAPOLIS -- Goran Dragic had 28 points and seven assists and the Phoenix Suns handed the Indiana Pacers just their second home loss of the season with a 102-94 victory Thursday night. Gerald Green and Marcus Morris scored 16 points apiece to help the Suns win their fourth straight game. Roy Hibbert had 26 points and David West added 18 for the Pacers (35-10). Morris hit a 3-pointer...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
January 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Dragic, Suns sweep away Pacers

INDIANAPOLIS -- Goran Dragic had 28 points and seven assists and the Phoenix Suns handed the Indiana Pacers just their second home loss of the season with a 102-94 victory Thursday night. Gerald Green and Marcus Morris scored 16 points apiece to help the Suns win their fourth straight game. Roy Hibbert had 26 points and David West added 18 for the Pacers (35-10). Morris hit a 3-pointer...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
January 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Dragic leads Suns past Bucks

MILWAUKEE -- Goran Dragic scored 30 points, including 13 in the fourth quarter despite sustaining an apparent injury to his left elbow, and the Phoenix Suns beat the Milwaukee Bucks 126-117 on Wednesday night. Gerald Green scored 23 and Marcus Morris had 16 points off the bench for the Suns, who have won the first three games of a four-game road trip. Dragic hit the floor hard after...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
January 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Suns spots: The difference makers

As we wait to see if Goran Dragic has impressed rival coaches enough to warrant selection among this year's All-Star reserves, let's jump into this week's edition of Suns Spots. WHO ARE KEYS TO SUNS' SUCCESS? Well, beyond the obvious names of Jeff Hornacek and Dragic, we're looking at which players' performances usually define how the Suns fare. For example...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
January 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Fo’ with the Foes: Phoenix Suns

This edition of “Fo’ with the Foes” – Philadunkia’s advanced scouting series which with the help of an accomplished journalist from around the NBA beat or blog world, previews key upcoming 76ers games – features tonight’s opponent, the Phoenix Suns who have cooled off a little since their ridiculous start to the 2013-14 season, but are coming off a tremendous comeback...
Via Philadunkia
January 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Phoenix Suns cruise past the Denver Nuggets at home

The Suns’ bench scored on Sunday night like it did when it last played against who? Denver. And that Dec. 20 bench explosion was the best production since Phoenix last played against who? Denver, on Nov. 8. If the Suns wind up in a playoff tussle for seeding or qualification with the Nuggets, they can thank their second unit for taking care of Denver three times this season to...
Via Pro Sports Daily
January 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Blast from the past for Suns in blowout win

PHOENIX -- We interrupt this season's busy Suns marketing pitch for a temporary-but-relevant battle chant. Welcome to "Rewind the Past." It certainly fit Sunday's 117-103 triumph over the Nuggets, who had been bullying Phoenix for the previous three seasons. But even though the "Ignite the Future" Suns won the first two showdowns in this rebooted campaign...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
January 19, 2014  |  Discuss

NBA Suspends Nick Young One Game, Fines Alex Len, Marcus Morris For Altercation

Nick Young has been suspended one game without pay for throwing a punch at Goran Dragic with 7:33 remaining in the second quarter of the Los Angeles Lakers' 121-114 loss to the Phoenix Suns on Wednesday, the NBA announced. Alex Len, who was ejected for his flagrant foul two against Young, has been fined $15,000. Marcus Morris has been fined $25,000 for escalating the altercation...
Via RealGM
January 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Lakers' Young suspended; Suns' Len, Morris fined

Los Angeles Lakers guard Nick Young was suspended one game without pay by the NBA on Thursday for throwing a punch at Phoenix's Goran Dragic in the first half the previous night. Suns center Alex Len, ejected after receiving a Flagrant 2 foul against Young, was fined $15,000, and teammate Marcus Morris was fined $25,000 for his involvement. Young, who threw the punch with 7...
Via AP on Fox
January 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Lakers open Grammy trip with loss to Suns

PHOENIX (AP) -- Gerald Green had a strong second half to finish with a season high 28 points and lead the Phoenix Suns in a 121-114 victory over the Los Angeles Lakers on Wednesday night. Channing Frye had 10 of his 20 points in the fourth quarter and Markieff Morris scored 17 of his 24 in the first half to help the Suns snap a three-game skid. Goran Dragic added 18 points, 10 rebounds...
Via Fox Sports West
January 16, 2014  |  Discuss

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