PHOENIX - Ryan McDonough measured the questions, addressed each reporter by name, then delivered concise, thoughtful answers about his vision for the Phoenix Suns.
Phoenix point guard Goran Dragic, right, was one of the Suns' few bright spots, leading the team with 14.7 points and 7.4 assists per game.
Center Jermaine O'Neal was limited to 55 games due to injuries and his 13-year-old daughter's heart surgery. He averaged 8.3 points and 5.3 rebounds per contest.
PHOENIX - The Phoenix Suns traded away two-time league MVP Steve Nash and let former All-Star Grant Hill leave to kick off a rebuilding effort, knowing it would likely lead to a difficult 2012-13 season.
LeBron James drives into Chicago's Kirk Hinrich during the first half. Hinrich was called for a foul on the play, but the Bulls went on to win, snapping Miami's 27-game winning streak, the NBA's second-longest.
CHICAGO - The Miami Heat's 27-game winning streak was snapped Wednesday night by the Chicago Bulls, 101-97, when a furious comeback by LeBron James and his teammates fell short.
L.A.'s Dwight Howard beats Orlando's Nikola Vucevic for a rebound. Howard finished with a season-best 39 points and 16 boards against his old team.
ORLANDO, Fla. - Dwight Howard endured the worst reception of his NBA career on Tuesday.
PHOENIX - Goran Dragic scored 13 of his 18 points and delivered a key hustle play in the fourth quarter to help the Phoenix Suns beat the Houston Rockets 107-105 on Saturday night.
Phoenix's Jermaine O'Neal scored 22 points and grabbed 13 rebounds in the Suns' overtime win.
SAN ANTONIO - It would be almost impossible to replicate the feeling the Phoenix Suns had when they last won at AT&T Center, exorcising demons with a 2010 playoff sweep of the despised San Antonio Spurs.
PHOENIX - Three months ago, Michael Beasley had the ball in his hands. It was his move to salvage his career's grand promise with the on-court role and the $18 million contract the Suns awarded him.
NEW YORK - Bottled up by the Bulls and baffled by the officials, Carmelo Anthony expected to spend the final minutes of the Knicks' loss alone in the locker room.
Goran Dragic of the Suns passes around Cleveland's Jeremy Pargo during the fourth quarter. Dragic had a nice little stat line in the Phoenix victory: 19 points, seven assists, five rebounds, two steals and one block.
CLEVELAND - Goran Dragic scored 19 points Tuesday night, Michael Beasley added 15, and the Phoenix Suns took control late in the third quarter to beat the Cleveland Cavaliers 91-78.
LOS ANGELES - Danny Green hit the go-ahead three-pointer with 9.3 seconds left, Tony Parker scored 19 points, and the San Antonio Spurs beat Los Angeles 84-82 on Tuesday night in the Lakers' first loss since firing coach Mike Brown.
SALT LAKE CITY - Al Jefferson scored 18 points and Randy Foye added 17 on five three-pointers to lift the Utah Jazz over the Los Angeles Lakers, 95-86 on Wednesday night.
EL SEGUNDO, Calif. - Lakers forward Metta World Peace was suspended seven games by the NBA on Tuesday for throwing a vicious elbow at Oklahoma City's James Harden, meaning the Los Angeles starter likely will miss six playoff games.
Utah's Derrick Favors blocks a dunk attempt by Suns center Marcin Gortat. At one point, five straight Gortat shots in the lane were blocked.