Phoenix Suns Thread - Game 1 Pacific Division Champions

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Just wondering if any1 else here on the board is a fan of the Suns. I myself am a huge fan and my favourite player is the 2003 Got Milk rookie of the year, Amare Soudemire.
Alos known as Amare Dunkarie, Air Amare, Lord of the rims, The sun of all fears and the real answer.
With Penny, Big Jake lol, Starbury, and the emerging Joe Johnson, plus Amare watch out for the boys from the west in 03/04.
Remember we took the Spurs to 6 games. We should have won the 2nd game. For anyone wondering Michael liwikandi just got up and has said hes alright.
 

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The Suns should go alright next season, providing Amare continues to get better. The big improver will be Houston if they can finally realise that their offence needs to run through Yao instead of Stevie Franchise.
 

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Just post stats, scores, news and good stuff about the suns.:thumbsu:

We are currently leading NJ 61-51 after a terrible 21-30 start. 10mins left in the 3rd.

9-0 run this quarter.


Barbosa leading the way (starting at sg, bell at sf) while Hill is out with 17 pts, 1stl, 4 assists and 2 rebounds in 22mins of gametime.
 

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back to back games against Denver coming up
gonna be interesting.
Hopefully we can at least win 1 of them.
 

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Just some interesting stats from the last time we played Denver at Phoenix:

*Was on the 7th of January we won the match 137-115 (so shapes up to be a high scorer today).

*We scored 46pts in the first quarter.

*We shot 53.8% from the field compared to Denver's 42.7%.

*We got out-rebounded 52-42.

*We 64.5% from 3's compared to Denver's 30.8%

*We dished out 32 assists compared to Denver's 17.

*We had 13 blocks compared to denver's 4.

*Our leading blocker was Marion (6)

*Our leading rebounder was Marion (14)

*Our leading scorer was Marion (27)

*Our leading 3p shooter was Marion (5-9)

*Our leading fg% was Hill (8-11)

*Our leading FT shooter was Stoudemire (8-9)

*Our best bench player was M.Banks (23pts, 7-8 shooting, 7-8 3's, 2 blocks 2 rebounds, 18 minutes game time).



Those stats interested me a lot espicially seeing as blocks, 3's, rebounding, pts were lead by players no longer at the club.


Will be interesting today. Hope you like my stats.
 

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Just some interesting stats from the last time we played Denver at Phoenix:

*Our leading blocker was Marion (6)

*Our leading rebounder was Marion (14)

*Our leading scorer was Marion (27)

*Our leading 3p shooter was Marion (5-9)
Hahahaha and now he's gone :thumbsu: But yeah still some nice stats
 

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not looking too good at the moment
down by 16 in the second
only shooting 33% compared to nuggets 70%

Amare is going nuts though
 

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Amare is easily the best PF in the game at the moment

wow what a comeback :eek:

hopefully a repeat tommorow :thumbsu:
 

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Fantastic result today considering how far we were behind, hopefully we can back it up tomorrow.

Being such a tight playoff race in the west, who would people here like to come up against in the first week of the playoffs and who would you like to avoid?

I personally would like to avoid LA and the Spurs for as long as possible but with shaq providing an inside prescence I don't think that the suns should be too afraid of anyone
 

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I would like to avoid Lakers, Spurs and Hornets for as long as possible and would like us to be matched against Houston or the any of the 7th or 8th teams (GS, Dallas, Denver).

If Shaq can get around 15-20 and 10-13 per game in the playoffs we are a real good chance.

These are the playoffs stats i would like:
Nash: 15-20pts, 10 assists, 3 rebounds
Bell: 12pts, 6 rebounds, 4 assists, 1 block, 1 steal.
Hill: 10pts, 7 rebounds, 4 assists.
Stoudemire: 20-30pts, 8-12 rebounds, 2 blocks.
Shaq: 15-20pts, 10-13 rebounds, 3 assists, 2 blocks.
Barbosa: 15pts, 3 assists, 3 rebounds, 1 steal.
Diaw: 12pts, 5 rebounds, 4 assists.
Giricek: 8pts, 3 assists, 2 rebounds.

here's a recap of the suns-denver game:

Phoenix 132, Denver 117

Amare Stoudemire scored 41 points and Steve Nash had 36, and the Phoenix Suns rallied from a 22-point second-quarter deficit to overcome the Denver Nuggets 132-117 Monday night for their 50th victory of the season.

In reaching at least 50 wins for the fourth straight season, the Suns tied the idle Los Angeles Lakers for first place in the Pacific Division and strengthened their position in the tight Western Conference playoff race.

The comeback matched the third-best in Suns' history. They also rallied from a 22-point second-period deficit against the Boston Celtics in 1994.

Stoudemire had 16 points in the fourth quarter when the Suns outscored Denver 46-25.

Stoudemire also had 14 rebounds, while Shaquille O'Neal had 20 points and 12 rebounds, and Raja Bell had 15 points and 10 rebounds.

J.R. Smith led the Nuggets with 23 points, Allen Iverson scored 21, Kenyon Martin 19, Carmelo Anthony finished with 18 points and 11 rebounds, and Marcus Camby scored 16.

The aggressive Nuggets beat the usually high-octane Suns at their own game in the first half, outrunning, outgunning, outhustling and outshooting Phoenix in building a 70-51 lead.

The key to the Nuggets' domination came during a 3:51 span bridging the first and second quarters when Denver reeled off a 16-0 run. Seven different players scored during that burst, with only Iverson making two baskets.

The Nuggets hit 60.4 percent of their field goal attempts (32-for-53) in the half. The Suns also attempted 53 shots, but made only 17 (32.1 percent); they came into the game leading the NBA in field goal percentage (49.6).

As the Suns trudged off at halftime, they were roundly booed by the sellout crowd of 18,422 at US Airways Center.

Anthony already had a double-double by halftime with 12 points and 10 rebounds.

The boos turned to cheers in the third period when the Suns twice cut the Nuggets' lead to three points before Denver finished the period leading 92-86 on a three-point play by Smith with 24 seconds remaining.

The cheers reached fever pitch in the fourth quarter, especially when the Suns took their first lead, 110-108, since midway in the opening period on a 3-pointer by Nash with 6:18 left. From there, the Suns continued to build their lead with strong offense and suddenly tight defense.

Stoudemire led the comeback with 11 points in the quarter, while Nash and Bell each had 10.

NOTES: Suns forward Grant Hill missed his second consecutive game and 10th of the season with a strained right groin. Coach Mike D'Antoni said Hill might play again Friday. ... Five technical fouls were called during the game, one each against Stoudemire, O'Neal, Bell, Suns assistant coach Dan D'Antoni and the Nuggets' Nene. ... Stoudemire extended his franchise record of scoring at least 15 points in a game to 62. ... Denver has a relatively favorable schedule after playing Phoenix Tuesday night; the Nuggets then face three nonplayoff teams - Sacramento, Seattle and the Los Angeles Clippers.
 

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Sensational stuff from the boys. Never say die attitude which is why we'll never be out until the final buzzer. Very impressed with the rebounding and Amare is simply unstoppable at the moment. This will have taken a bit out of us but Denver will be in shock for tomorrow's game. I just hope everyone who doubts the Shaq trade are prepared to eat their words.
 

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Sensational stuff from the boys. Never say die attitude which is why we'll never be out until the final buzzer. Very impressed with the rebounding and Amare is simply unstoppable at the moment. This will have taken a bit out of us but Denver will be in shock for tomorrow's game. I just hope everyone who doubts the Shaq trade are prepared to eat their words.
Den 126
Phx 120


Now what do you think?

Nobody will ever eat their words on the Shaq trade. It was terrible.
 

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