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P.J. Tucker wins Suns Majerle Hustle Award

(Photo via suns.com) Before the Suns’ huge showdown against the Memphis Grizzlies, Suns forward P.J. Tucker was presented with the 2013-2014 Majerle Hustle Award at US Airways Center. The award is presented to the Suns player that most displays the kind of hustle and heart that Suns legend Dan Majerle did in his playing days. Tucker also won the award last year, making him the...
Via Phoenix Sports-Kings
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Michael Jordan’s Streak Falls, But So Do The Thunder As Suns Fight For Playoff Lives.

PJ Tucker squares off with Kevin Durant. Durant’s 38-point, 11-rebound performance wasn’t enough to secure the victory. Tucker finished with 22 points. Kevin Durant’s streak of 25+-point games is officially at 41, eclipsing Michael Jordan’s streak, and posting the longest such streak of the last 50 years. Marcus Morris throws down 2 of his 10 points. That stated, it didn’t...
Via KC Sports Ninja
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Suns Hang On for Tough Win in New Orleans

Tonight's game won't be sent to the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame for display. An injured and overmatched New Orleans Pelicans team gave the Suns all they could handle, as the Suns looked discombobulated and short on energy for most of the game before finally securing the critical 94-88 win. Eric Bledsoe was scoreless until nearly midway through the third quarter before...
Via Pro Sports Daily
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Suns pick up needed win in playoff pursuit

NEW ORLEANS -- Gerald Green scored 21 points, and the Phoenix Suns won their third straight game, 94-88 over New Orleans on Wednesday night. Goran Dragic had 20 points and nine assists for the Suns, who are clinging to the final playoff spot in the Western Conference. Eric Bledsoe added 16 points and P.J. Tucker 15 for the Suns, who handed the Pelicans their sixth straight loss....
Via Fox Sports Arizona
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Suns' playoff hopes get boost with win over Thunder

If the Suns truly do not want to be denied a playoff chance, they just need to take on the ways of their emotional leader, P.J. Tucker, on nights like Sunday night when he helped them move back into playoff position by beating Oklahoma City 122-115 at US Airways Center. Knocked woozy and nose bleeding after a head-on collision with Kevin Durant, Tucker left the court with 37 seconds...
Via Pro Sports Daily
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Suns rise into eighth with 'needed' win over OKC

PHOENIX -- Just when it appeared the Suns had been unofficially excised from the NBA playoff derby by the Los Angeles basketball collective, another uprising occurred. This time it was a 122-115 triumph over the Thunder on Sunday night at US Airways Center that provided oxygen for their postseason bid. "This is a win we needed to have," first-year coach Jeff Hornacek said...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
10 days ago  |  Discuss

P.J. Tucker wants to return to Phoenix as a restricted free agent

Suns forward P.J. Tucker is a fascinating story. Drafted in 2006 by the Raptors, he was sent to the D-League and eventually released. He bounced around Europe for several years before landing with Phoenix. Now he's a starter for a team within range of the playoffs and is their tough, emotional leader. Coach Jeff Hornacek told me earlier this season that when the Suns are down...
Via Pro Sports Daily
15 days ago  |  Discuss

P.J. Tucker wants to sign long-term with Suns

The Phoenix Suns have been one of the biggest surprises in the NBA this season, and one of the pleasant surprises on their roster has been small forward P.J. Tucker. Tucker has taken on the role of defensive stopper, but has also shown the ability to rebound and score the ball when needed. According to reports, Tucker would like to reach a long-term deal with the Suns this coming...
Via Sports-Glory
18 days ago  |  Discuss

P.J. Tucker Hopes To Re-Sign Long-Term With Suns

P.J. Tucker wants to re-sign with the Phoenix Suns when he becomes a free agent in July, but the veteran forward knows a deal will be for a higher price than the veteran-minimum salary he has played with the past two seasons. "Of course, why would I not?" Tucker said. "They brought me here. I think I exceeded their expectations and mine with what has transpired. ...
Via RealGM
19 days ago  |  Discuss

NBA Fantasy Stud of the Night: Mar 24th

(Kevin Love & P.J. Tucker by  Brad Rempel-USA TODAY Sports)   Every morning The Hoops Manifesto scours the boxscores from the previous night's NBA games to find which player helped out his fantasy owner the most.  If you are here looking for a different kind of NBA Fantasy Stud, you are at the wrong place.  Pervert.   
Via Hoops Manifesto
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Timberwolves blow largest lead of season in loss to Suns

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Markieff Morris scored 25 points off the bench to lead the Phoenix Suns to their biggest comeback of the season, a 127-120 victory against the Minnesota Timberwolves on Sunday. Phoenix trailed by 22 in the first half but shot a season-high 57 percent from the floor to overcome Kevin Love 36 points and 14 rebounds. Love fell an assist short of a triple double and...
Via Fox Sports North
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Kyle Lowry kneed in the head, suffered from headache after Raptors-Suns game

The Raptors' stud point guard was experiencing light sensitivity after the blow to the head. Not good. Toronto Raptors point guard Kyle Lowry took a knee to the head from Phoenix Suns forward P.J. Tucker in the middle of the Raps' 121-113 loss to the Suns Sunday afternoon. It looked like it hurt a fair amount. Lowry stayed in the game and finished with 28 points, 13 assists...
Via Pro Sports Daily
March 17, 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

Suns' recovery will have to be accomplished on the road

PHOENIX -- With a four-game gauntlet of Western Conference heavies behind them, the Suns were ready to take a big swing at five consecutive foes from that other conference. Unfortunately, their first of these dates was a home-court clunker turned in Wednesday night against the generally dismal Cleveland Cavaliers. Although they won't run into the Heat, Bulls or Pacers, the Suns...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
March 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Suns’ P.J. Tucker Suspended 1 Game for Elbow to Blake Griffin

The NBA has handed Phoenix Suns forward P.J. Tucker a one-game suspension for elbowing Blake Griffin during Monday’s game. The blow came in the midst of an utterly dominant 14-of-16 shooting performance by Griffin. Tucker will serve the suspension on Wednesday when the Suns host the Cleveland Cavaliers. The post Suns’ P.J. Tucker Suspended 1 Game for Elbow to Blake Griffin appeared...
Via Basketball Bicker
March 12, 2014  |  Discuss

P.J. Tucker Suspended One Game By NBA For Elbowing Blake Griffin

P.J. Tucker was suspended one game without pay for elbowing Blake Griffin in the chin, the NBA announced. The incident occurred with 5:28 remaining in the fourth quarter of the Los Angeles Clippers' 112-105 win over the Phoenix Suns on March 10. Tucker will serve his suspension on Wednesday when the Suns host the Cleveland Cavaliers.
Via RealGM
March 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Suns' Tucker suspended vs. Cavs

Phoenix Suns forward P.J. Tucker has been suspended by the NBA and will miss Wednesday's game against the Cavaliers. Tucker was suspended for one game without pay for elbowing Los Angeles Clippers forward Blake Griffin in the chin. Tucker is the Suns' regular starter at small forward. In a chat with readers, Suns beat writer Paul Coro of the Arizona Republic indicated Marcus...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
March 12, 2014  |  Discuss

P.J. Tucker suspended one game by NBA for striking Blake Griffin (video)

Phoenix Suns guard/forward P.J. Tucker has been suspended one game without pay by the NBA for elbowing Los Angeles Clippers forward Blake Griffin during Monday night’s game. While Tucker and Griffin jockeyed for position on a rebound during the Clippers’ 112-105 win, the two became entangled and ended up going to the floor, with Griffin […]The post P.J. Tucker suspended one...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
March 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Fantasy Basketball 2014: All Tuckered Out

  Credit: Christian Petersen/Getty Images PJ Tucker For a guy who was supposedly too short, too slow, out of shape and couldn’t shoot, PJ Tucker has really carved out a niche for this season’s best surprise story, the Phoenix Suns. He is relentless, emotional and tenacious nearly to a fault, but some of that energy and hustle shows through in his fantasy stats, where he’s...
Via The Fantasy Fix
March 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Suns' Tucker gets 1-game suspension for elbowing Griffin

NEW YORK --€“ Suns forward P.J. Tucker has been suspended one game without pay for elbowing Los Angeles Clippers forward Blake Griffin in the chin, it was announced Tuesday by Rod Thorn, NBA president of basketball operations. The incident occurred with 5:28 remaining in the fourth quarter of the Clippers'€™ 112-105 win over the Suns on Monday at Staples Center. Tucker will...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
March 11, 2014  |  Discuss

P.J. Tucker Suspended One Game For Elbowing Blake Griffin In Face (Video)

The NBA announced Tuesday that Suns’ P.J. Tucker has been suspended one game without pay for elbowing Blake Griffin in the face during Monday’s 105-112 loss to the Clippers. Blake Griffin and P.J. Tucker got tangled up while battling for rebounding position in the fourth quarter and Tucker retaliated by striking Griffin with an elbow to the face before the two were separated...
Via Beyond The Buzzer
March 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Blake Griffin, Clippers keep calm under pressure

As impressive as his 37 points were on Monday night, Blake Griffin's ability to keep cool in the face of a confrontation was perhaps just as important to the Clippers. Griffin didn't retaliate when Phoenix Suns forward P.J. Tucker threw a forearm at his chin after the two became entangled and went down in a heap in the fourth quarter. Even if he wanted to, players from both...
Via Fox Sports West
March 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Phoenix Suns’ P.J. Tucker Punches In The Face Blake Griffin, Gets Ejected

The Phoenix Suns and Los Angeles Clippers are not really rivals. But after last night’s game, there will be bad blood between the two teams for the near future. Blake Griffin and P.J. Tucker got tangled up in the post. While this is a pretty much common occurrence, Blake Griffin was punched in the face by Tucker. The post Phoenix Suns’ P.J. Tucker Punches In The Face Blake Griffin...
Via Standing O Sports
March 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Blake Griffin Channeled His Best Karl Malone Impression With This Dunk

Blake Griffin’s hammer dunk on Monday night played second fiddle to the scuffle he got into with P.J. Tucker, but it shouldn’t have. Check out the hammer dunk which Blake pulled off which we believe was an ode to the Mailman. Look familiar? Fast forward to 20 seconds into the video to see the real deal. ) [NBA] Article found on: Next Impulse Sports
Via Next Impulse Sports
March 11, 2014  |  Discuss

WATCH: Suns P.J. Tucker ejected for punching Blake Griffin

Tweet Phoenix Suns forward P.J. Tucker apparently had enough of Blake Griffin Monday night. Griffin was having his way with the Suns on his way to 37 points on 14-16 shooting, when he and Tucker got locked in a wrestling match in the fourth quarter. During the mix up, Tucker clearly takes a swing at Griffin while both players are on the ground. Watch: The punch led to Tucker...
Via Los That Sports Blog
March 11, 2014  |  Discuss

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