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Spurs' Ginobili Wins NBA's Sixth Man Award

San Antonio supersub beats out Barbosa after leading team in scoring

(Newser) - San Antonio Spurs guard Manu Ginobili—good enough to be a starter on about any team—won the NBA's sixth man award given to the league's best reserve on Monday. Ginobili led the Spurs in scoring, averaging a career-high 19.5 points to go with 4.8 rebounds and 4.... More »

Stoudemire Helps Suns Take Down Nets

Star's 16-point third quarter sparks winning rally

(Newser) - The Phoenix Suns may want Amaré Stoudemire to be involved in double technical fouls more often, after last night's 110-104 win over the New Jersey Nets, reports the Arizona Republic. Stoudemire and Vince Carter were called for technicals after getting mixed up in the third quarter. Stoudemire exploded afterward, scoring... More »

Backup Suns Shine Bright in Philly Win

Raptors top Knicks while Pacers beat Nets, cling to playoff life

(Newser) - Phoenix got double-figures in scoring from five players, including 17 apiece from Leandro Barbosa and Boris Diaw off the bench, and defeated red-hot Philadelphia, 107-93, reports the Arizona Republic. The Suns played solid defense, forcing the Sixers, who had won seven of their last eight, to miss their first 13... More »

Suns Battle Sonics for 6th Straight Success

Clippers can't keep up with Warriors, T'wolves shock Grizz with rally

(Newser) - The Sonics tried desperately to reverse their trend of 12 losses in 13 games, and with the Suns giving up 17 turnovers in the first half alone, that feat seemed possible, the Arizona Republic reports. But Phoenix rallied past their own dreadful defense to shoot 57%, with 15 three-pointers, on... More »

Blazing Suns Outplay Hurting Mavs 109-97

Stoudemire, Barbosa are hot in final game before All-Star break

(Newser) - The Suns have now won 10 of their last 12 games, building momentum going into the All-Star break with a 109-97 defeat of a depleted Mavericks team. Missing Josh Howard, Jerry Stackhouse and Devin Harris, Dallas was "hurting, no doubt about it," said Phoenix coach Mike D'Antoni. But... More »

Bombs Away! Suns' Bombs Beat Bobcats

Balanced attack keeps Phoenix's perfect record against Charlotte intact

(Newser) - Phoenix found the stroke from outside, making 16 three-pointers, and improved its all-time record against this version of Charlotte's NBA franchise to 8-0 with a 118-104 win. Leandro Barbosa led the Suns with 30 points; Raja Bell and Amare Stoudemire netted 24 apiece. Charlotte's zone defense couldn't shut down Phoenix,... More »

Nash, Suns Shine Bright Over Toronto

Barbosa nets 35 points against the Raptors, still sans Bosh

(Newser) - Defense didn't rule in Toronto tonight as the Phoenix Suns scored 45 points in the third quarter of a 136-123 victory over the Raptors. And, no, that was not in overtime. Canadian native Steve Nash had 18 assists and as usual pushed the Suns in transition all night. "They... More »

Rockets Eclipse Suns 100-94

Slow pace favors Houston, Phoenix can't stifle Yao

(Newser) - Houston's best chance to beat the Suns last night was to hold them under 100 points, a feat made easier by Phoenix's uncharacteristically slow pace. With Yao Ming playing at a comfortable jog and Steve Nash handing out a season-low six assists, the Rockets cruised to a 100-94 victory, reports... More »

Leandro Voted Sixth Man

Suns speedy Brazilian guard averaged 18.1 ppg off the bench

(Newser) - Sportswriters voted the preternaturally quick Leandro Barbosa the NBA's best sixth man in 2007. Used primarily off the bench, the Brazilian guard served to propel the Phoenix Suns to a higher gear, after the team had already established its fast-paced, high-scoring brand of play; he achieved over 18 points per... More »

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