Sunday, January 30, 2005

Preview Suns/Raptors

STANDINGS :
Suns - 1st place, Pacific Division.
Raptors - 4th place, 2{ GB, Atlantic Division.

TEAM LEADERS
:
Suns - Stoudemire, 26.1 ppg; Marion, 10.8 rpg; Nash, 11.0 apg.
Raptors - Rose, 15.7 ppg; Bosh, 8.2 rpg; Alston, 7.1 apg.

SEASON SERIES
:
Suns, 1-0.

LAST MEETING
:
Dec. 26; Suns, 106-94. At Phoenix, Stoudemire scored 33 points and Nash had 18 points and 13 assists as the Suns won their 11th straight despite blowing a 20-point lead.

INJURIES
:
Suns - G Leandro Barbosa (ankle).
Raptors - C Alonzo Mourning (knee); F Pape Sow (knee); G Alvin Williams (knee).

Saturday, January 22, 2005

The Wrong Kind of Streak

Nash by far is the Suns’ court general. When Nash is in the game, the entire teams tends to pick up their play, but Nash guidance was not enough to hold back the San Antonio Spurs.

This game was actually to see who would have the best record in the NBA. The out come of the game gave the Spurs a (33-9) record and gave the Suns a (32-10) record.

The loss now has Phoenix in the wrong kind of streak with six consecutive losses. A double OT loss to the Spurs is understandable, but losing to the Jazz at the beginning of the streak just seemed to take the snow ball effect.

Don't expect the streak to go to 7.

Notes on Nash
Nash had 16 points and 13 assists in 46 minutes after missing the last 3 games with injuries.

Monday, January 10, 2005

Lengend in the Making

Amare Stoudemire is only 22-years go age, but already seems to be installing himself as a NBA icon. It wasn't just one style for Stoudemire as he scored points with jump shots, dunks, layups, and power plays. His versatility really showed.
"Amare Stoudemire looked like Wilt Chamberlain..." - Quentin Richardson
Ricardson was refering to his team mates 50 point career high display, to help the Suns achieve the best record in the NBA right now at 26 - 4.