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Point guards aplenty may let Suns run more

PHOENIX — For eight legendary years, it was hard to imagine how long it would take for the Phoenix Suns to replace Steve Nash at point guard.

October 28, 2014 6:29 pm
Phoenix takes control of playoff destiny with win

Phoenix takes control of playoff destiny with win

PHOENIX — 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.

April 07, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Young Suns see hope for future with draft picks

PHOENIX — For a franchise nicknamed for one of the galaxy’s brighter stars, things sure went dark last season for the Suns.

October 29, 2013 4:57 pm

Suns cut ties with Beasley after arrest. create cap space

In mid-May, Suns President of Basketball Operations Lon Babby and newly hired General Manager Ryan McDonough met with power forward Michael Beasley to lay out expectations for the summer.

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Phoenix Suns draft: Suns snag Len when he slips to No. 5

Phoenix Suns draft: Suns snag Len when he slips to No. 5

PHOENIX - When Maryland center Alex Len took the NBA draft stage Thursday night as the Suns' No. 5 draft choice, it was not the first time the 20-year-old Ukrainian outshined Kentucky center Nerlens Noel at Barclays Center in Brooklyn.

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Phoenix Suns draft: Picking No. 5 'a good problem to have'

PHOENIX - The Suns gathered almost every morsel of information on tonight's NBA draft green-room attendees.

June 27, 2013 12:00 amLoading…
NBA: Frye 'extremely hopeful' he'll be back

NBA: Frye 'extremely hopeful' he'll be back

PHOENIX - On the night that the Phoenix Suns traded their first-round pick in 2006 for Boston to draft Rajon Rondo, managing partner Robert Sarver took the stage in the US Airways Center pavilion with Amare Stoudemire and said, "Here's our first-round pick for next year right here."

June 25, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Phoenix Suns: Hornacek agrees to become new Suns coach

PHOENIX - Jeff Hornacek agreed to terms with the Suns to become their new head coach and will sign the three-year contract by this morning.

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NBA: Suns 105, Spurs 101, OT: Suns shock NBA-best Spurs

NBA: Suns 105, Spurs 101, OT: Suns shock NBA-best Spurs

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.

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NBA notebook: Twins reunited as Suns trade for Morris

NBA notebook: Twins reunited as Suns trade for Morris

OAKLAND, Calif. - The Phoenix Suns are going to activate twin powers after coming to a trade agreement Wednesday that will pair Markieff and Marcus Morris as teammates.

February 21, 2013 12:00 amLoading…
Look at NBA down the stretch: Suns hope for lottery pick while other teams sparkle

Look at NBA down the stretch: Suns hope for lottery pick while other teams sparkle

In Phoenix, the NBA season is now about rooting against the Lakers - so as to land a second lottery pick - and looking for morsels of improvement like the franchise saw nine years ago with Joe Johnson and Leandro Barbosa at the close of a 29-53 season.

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NBA: Mavericks 110, Suns 95: Same old Suns surface in another loss at Dallas

NBA: Mavericks 110, Suns 95: Same old Suns surface in another loss at Dallas

DALLAS - Suns coach Lindsey Hunter said the goal for the remainder of the season is to improve with every game and every practice.

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Phoenix Suns: Struggling Suns, last in West, fire Gentry

PHOENIX - The Suns have parted ways with coach Alvin Gentry after the team posted its worst record for the first half of a season in 25 years.

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Phoenix Suns: Benched Beasley tries to 'look forward'

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.

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Suns 99, Jazz 84: Suns outrun Jazz for second straight win

Suns 99, Jazz 84: Suns outrun Jazz for second straight win

PHOENIX - After seven consecutive losses, any sort of triumph would have felt good to the Suns.

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NBA: Orlando blitz dooms Suns

ORLANDO - A stumbling start, which careened into a face-first splat Sunday, goes in line with low expectations for the Phoenix Suns.

November 05, 2012 12:00 amLoading…

NBA: Beasley, other new Suns get 2nd shot

PHOENIX - The Suns and the players they acquired this offseason have a commonality: They have slipped.

October 30, 2012 12:00 amLoading…

NBA: Suns' Frye has enlarged heart, will miss upcoming season

PHOENIX - Suns forward Channing Frye never could have imagined life would pile any more on him after suffering a season-ending injury in April, undergoing shoulder surgery in May and enduring his 4-month-old daughter's two surgeries on each eye for cataracts.

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Cards' attention squarely on Brady

TEMPE - In Cardinals defensive coordinator Ray Horton's seven seasons as a Pittsburgh secondary coach, the Steelers faced this week's Cardinals opponent, New England, five times, and the results say nearly as much about quarterback Tom Brady as Horton does.

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NBA: Suns will sign Nash, trade him to Lakers

NBA: Suns will sign Nash, trade him to Lakers

PHOENIX - The ending of a city's eight-year basketball love affair with Steve Nash came with the shocking sight of Nash dribbling off into the Los Angeles Lakers' arms.

July 05, 2012 12:00 am Photos

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Spurs 110, suns 106: Suns lose Nash's possible finale

PHOENIX - With five minutes left in the season, the Suns fans made known their stance about the night and perhaps the franchise's future.

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Suns' playoffs hopes quashed

Suns' playoffs hopes quashed

SALT LAKE CITY - Tonight could have been a night that lit US Airways Center ablaze with desire for the Suns to play their way into the postseason with a win in the season's final game.

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Phoenix Suns: Gortat looks for his finishing touch

Phoenix Suns: Gortat looks for his finishing touch

PHOENIX - Suns center Marcin Gortat prefers the nickname the "Polish Machine," given to him by his Polish coaches even though most fans here know him as the "Polish Hammer."

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Late Spurs spurt puts damper on hot Suns March

The Phoenix Suns had the Western Conference's best record for March and had the San Antonio Spurs on their home floor after a day off, but the Spurs still had the Suns right where they wanted them Tuesday night.

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NBA: No Nash, no defense doom Suns

NBA: No Nash, no defense doom Suns

PHOENIX - Two years ago in late Januay, the Suns turned around their season against the visiting Dallas Mavericks.

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Suns 79, Celtics 71: Gortat helps Suns earn 2nd straight win on road

BOSTON - The Suns just needed to visit some NBA arenas where league opponents can actually win or the tenants are playing bad basketball.

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Nets 110, Suns 103: Suns lose third straight

Nets 110, Suns 103: Suns lose third straight

PHOENIX - San Antonio, Chicago, New York, Boston and Dallas.

January 14, 2012 12:00 amLoading…
Suns 93, Hornets 78: Defense helps Suns earn 1st win

Suns 93, Hornets 78: Defense helps Suns earn 1st win

NEW ORLEANS - The Suns still don't resemble their sharpshooting ways of years past, but at least they looked like a winner again Friday night.

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Suns: Philly-tough rookie earns coach's faith

Suns: Philly-tough rookie earns coach's faith

PHOENIX - Philadelphia visits US Airways Center tonight. But Philadelphia already arrived in Phoenix at the start of the month.

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Phoenix Suns: Nash, 37, upbeat amid trade talk

Phoenix Suns: Nash, 37, upbeat amid trade talk

Steve Nash is frozen in body and thought near the US Airways Center security office, a frigid section in the underbelly of his basketball home for the past 7 1/2 years.

December 26, 2011 12:00 amLoading…
Suns: Ache of missing playoffs is driving force for 2011-12

Suns: Ache of missing playoffs is driving force for 2011-12

PHOENIX - The path to starting a Suns season with such little optimism was set on July 2, 2010.

December 25, 2011 12:00 amLoading…

Phoenix Suns Notebook: Team scrambles to get in shape

The Suns not only need to be in shape for a reconfigured schedule that includes more game days than the combined number of practice days, travel days and off-days. They need to be in better shape than other teams.

December 17, 2011 12:00 amLoading…
NBA: Suns entrust Turner to cultivate tougher defense

NBA: Suns entrust Turner to cultivate tougher defense

PHOENIX - In the Suns' backyard, defense has been the spot where little will grow.

December 13, 2011 12:00 amLoading…
Suns: East's top teams won't stop in

Suns: East's top teams won't stop in

PHOENIX - With lost games and a constricted time frame, no NBA team was going to have an ideal schedule this season. Franchises could share each other's misery about playing three games in three nights and losing some gate attractions.

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Phoenix Suns: Schedule could help playoff hopes, hurt revenue

PHOENIX - When Miami's LeBron James and Dwyane Wade come to an NBA town, a ticket is as tough to get as a win.

December 06, 2011 12:00 amLoading…

Phoenix Suns: Nash says Suns are playoff team

PHOENIX - Steve Nash worked out at US Airways Center on Thursday.

December 02, 2011 12:00 amLoading…

Diamondbacks notebook: Parra-dise lost: D-back in slump

Diamondbacks left fielder Gerardo Parra said there is nothing wrong mechanically in his swing.

October 07, 2011 12:00 amLoading…
Spurs officially eliminate listless Suns from playoffs

Spurs officially eliminate listless Suns from playoffs

SAN ANTONIO - Once what seemed impossible was eliminated, the truth about the Phoenix Suns shone for all to see.

April 04, 2011 12:00 amLoading…
Mavericks 91, Suns 83: Suns go dim late vs. Mavs, fall 4 behind in playoff race

Mavericks 91, Suns 83: Suns go dim late vs. Mavs, fall 4 behind in playoff race

PHOENIX - Dallas might have just punched the lights out on the Suns' season.

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NBA: Hornets hurt Suns' slim playoff chances

NBA: Hornets hurt Suns' slim playoff chances

PHOENIX - The Suns lost Mickael Pietrus to a quadriceps tendon strain before Friday night's game, Vince Carter to illness during the game and Marcin Gortat to a broken nose in the third quarter.

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Suns miss Nash, Frye in loss to Orlando Magic

Suns miss Nash, Frye in loss to Orlando Magic

PHOENIX - The Suns and Orlando Magic could debate to some degree about who got the best of their six-player December trade.

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Suns suffer overtime loss to Thunder, injury to Frye

Suns suffer overtime loss to Thunder, injury to Frye

OKLAHOMA CITY - No solace.

March 07, 2011 12:00 am Photos

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NBA: Frye's 31 points lift Suns

NBA: Frye's 31 points lift Suns

PHOENIX - Suns forward Channing Frye hit his first eight shots - including five three-pointers - and set a career high with 31 points in a 102-101 win over Utah on Tuesday night.

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NBA: Suns top Jazz; Cavs end skid

NBA: Suns top Jazz; Cavs end skid

SALT LAKE CITY - The Suns walked into a hornet's nest of emotion in Utah and came away buzzing about another season-turning win.

February 12, 2011 12:00 amLoading…
SUNS 112, warriors 88: Nash, Frye help Phoenix finally reach .500 mark

SUNS 112, warriors 88: Nash, Frye help Phoenix finally reach .500 mark

The Suns' return to the .500 mark Thursday night for the first time in 53 days was not the arrival at a destination for Phoenix.

February 11, 2011 12:00 amLoading…

SUNS 104, Warriors 92: Suns' 13-2 edge in 3-pointers key against hot opponent

OAKLAND, Calif. - Golden State already is as good as it comes in the NBA at shooting three-pointers and getting steals, and the Suns supposedly were catching the Warriors at their best.

February 08, 2011 12:00 amLoading…
Thunder 111, Suns 107: .500 mark eludes Suns again

Thunder 111, Suns 107: .500 mark eludes Suns again

PHOENIX - The .500 mark is the shelf the Suns aren't quite tall enough to reach yet.

February 05, 2011 12:00 am Photos

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Suns 88, Celtics 71: Suns try defense to stifle Boston

Suns 88, Celtics 71: Suns try defense to stifle Boston

PHOENIX - A year ago Friday night, the Suns had lost 18 of their past 30 games, Amare Stoudemire's effort was being questioned by teammates, and Jason Richardson had gone colder than the San Francisco Peaks' wind.

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Suns end road trip with thud

Suns end road trip with thud

PHILADELPHIA - The Suns had been lost at sea for months this season when they finally looked like they had a hook into the big catch - a winning streak large enough that it would feed a Suns family with chemistry and confidence.

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Frye's shooting sparks Suns

Frye's shooting sparks Suns

WASHINGTON - Halfway through the season's journey, the Suns are starting to play like they know the way.

January 22, 2011 12:00 am Photos

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