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Under New Coach, Linsanity Might Be Over

Knicks' new leader favors defense over offense, says NYT writer

(Newser) - With the New York Knicks changing from being coached by the offense-minded, freewheeling Mike D'Antoni to the defense-first, old-school Mike Woodson, there's one undeniable conclusion—"it's the end of Linsanity as we know it," writes Howard Beck in the New York Times . Woodson is certain... More »

LeBron Sweepstakes Begins

And with it the biggest free agent summer in history

(Newser) - The scramble over the richest free agent class in NBA history officially tips off today, and all eyes are on one man. LeBron James won't be traveling to visit his suitors. The King will hold court at home in Akron, where first the Nets, and then the Knicks, Bulls, Heat,... More »

Spurs Down Suns, Take 2-0 Series Lead

Parker scores 32 in victory

(Newser) - Tony Parker scored 32 points to lead the San Antonio Spurs to a 102-96 victory over Phoenix in Game 2 on Tuesday night after the Suns gave away another double-digit, first-half lead. The Spurs were down by as many as 14 in the first half before outscoring Phoenix 27-11 in... More »

Warriors Playoff Hopes Ended by Amare, Suns

Denver clinches eighth seed in the Western Conference

(Newser) - Amare Stoudemire scored 11 of his 28 points in the fourth quarter and Phoenix recovered after blowing a 17-point lead to beat Golden State 122-116 Monday, eliminating the Warriors from playoff contention and securing the final playoff spot in the West for Denver. Steve Nash nearly had a triple-double with... More »

T-Mac, Rockets Beat Suns Easily, 101-90

Stoudemire the lone offensive bright spot for Phoenix with 37 points

(Newser) - Tracy McGrady had 22 points, six rebounds and seven assists, and Luis Scola added 19 points as the Houston Rockets cruised to a 101-90 win over the Phoenix Suns on Friday night. Rookie Carl Landry added 14 points and seven rebounds, and reserve guard Bobby Jackson had 13 points as... More »

Stoudemire Has 21 in Suns Win

Result doesn't change playoff positioning

(Newser) - Amare Stoudemire scored 21 points and five other Phoenix players scored in double digits in the Suns' 96-79 victory over the San Antonio Spurs on Wednesday night. The Suns won their second game in a row on the second night of a back-to-back and remained in sixth place in the... More »

Stoudemire, Suns Run Past Grizzlies

Shaq sits, Gay ties career-high with 36 points in loss

(Newser) - Amare Stoudemire had 28 points and 11 rebounds, and the Phoenix Suns beat the Memphis Grizzlies 127-113 on Tuesday night despite playing without an injured Shaquille O'Neal. Stoudemire shot 10-of-13 from the field as the Suns won their eighth straight over the Grizzlies and moved a half-game behind the idle... More »

Mavericks Rally to Beat Suns

Dirk Nowitzki scores 32 for Dallas

(Newser) - Dirk Nowitzki scored 32 points as the Dallas Mavericks rallied from a 13-point fourth quarter deficit for a crucial 105-98 victory over the Phoenix Suns tonight. Josh Howard added 24 and Brandon Bass 19 for the Mavericks. Phoenix went scoreless for just under eight minutes, missing 12 shots in the... More »

Nash Leads Suns' Rout of Minnesota

With 14 points and 11 assists, sits out the final quarter

(Newser) - Steve Nash had 14 points and 11 assists, then sat out the final quarter Friday night while the Phoenix Suns completed a 117-88 rout of the Minnesota Timberwolves. Amare Stoudemire had 24 points in 28 minutes as five Suns reached double figures. Grant Hill, out for the previous three games... 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 »

KG Leads Celtics Past Suns

Phoenix tanks itself with turnovers

(Newser) - Amare Stoudemire got the game-high 32 points for Phoenix, but the Celtics took last night's game, 117-97. Stoudemire's five turnovers contributed to a Suns total of 21, which gave Boston 30 points to match Kevin Garnett's team-high total. Paul Pierce added 27 points with the help of a perfect third... More »

KG's MVP Campaign Blocks Out Suns

Turnovers, Boston's rebounding doom Phoenix in 117-97 loss

(Newser) - Twenty-one turnovers, a whopping disadvantage in rebounds, and Kevin Garnett's monster game sank the Suns in Boston, 117-97. Garnett had 30 points, shooting 63%, and added two takeaways and two blocked shots to a muscular performance by the Celtics, who had 17 offensive rebounds against Phoenix's four. Paul Pierce added... More »

Billups, Pistons Set Down Suns in Overtime

Phoenix sees seven-game winning streak go by the boards

(Newser) - Detroit scored the last six points in overtime, including a three-point play by Chauncey Billups, as the Pistons defeated Phoenix, 110-105, snapping the Suns' seven-game winning streak. Billups had nine of his 32 points in the extra session and helped pick up the slack for the ailing Richard Hamilton, who... More »

Suns Blaze Past Rockets

Flawless Amare leads Phoenix to 7th straight

(Newser) - The Suns reminded the recently unbeatable Rockets what it's like to be left in the dust, posting record stats on its way to a 122-113 triumph and a jump to third in the Western Conference. White hot from the start, Phoenix shot a mind-boggling 76% in the first half, with... 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 »

Absent Allen, Celtics Cruise Past Bucks

Jefferson hits winning shot for Nets, Suns explode against Kings

(Newser) - Kevin Garnett scored 19 points and Kevin House had 17 as the Boston Celtics beat the Milwaukee Bucks, 99-77, reports the Associated Press. Ray Allen sat out with a bruised heel. With Allen out, recent signing Sam Cassell made his biggest contribution so far to the Celtics as he hit... More »

Kobe, Lakers Douse Raptors Late, 117-108

Suns broil Grizzlies; Bulls subdue Jazz in Kirilenko's return

(Newser) - The feisty Raptors kept it close until late, but Kobe's well-rounded 34-7-7 proved insurmountable in the Lakers' 117-108 triumph, reports the Los Angeles Times. Nonetheless, diminutive guard T.J. Ford did surprising damage inside, slashing for 28 points in the absence of bruising All-Star Chris Bosh. Also in pro basketball: More »

Struggling Suns Give Game Away to Jazz

Lakers cream Clippers, Timberwolves surprise all with win over Kings

(Newser) - After three quarters of close play, the cracks in the Suns' defense widened enough for the Jazz to march through, outscoring Phoenix 41-24 in the fourth on the way to a 126-118 victory. Amare Stoudemire had 37 points on 12-for-16 shooting and Shaquille O'Neal found his groove for 20 points,... More »

Huge 4th Propels Lakers Past Kings

Suns are hot early, Blazers flare up late and Phoenix wins 97-72

(Newser) - The Lakers were trailing by 13 points going into the fourth quarter against the Kings when Kobe turned it on and the Lakers cashed in for a 36-18 run. Half of Bryant's 34 points came in that surge, and the result was a 117-105 win that recalled the teams' rivalry... More »

Hornets Sting Suns Again

Sweep season series with 120-103 battering

(Newser) - Chris Paul's 25 points and three steals dealt another blow to Phoenix, AP reports. Last night's 120-103 battering of the Suns earned New Orleans a four-game sweep of the season series between the two teams, and provided respite from a three-game losing streak. With the Hornets' victory, the new-look Suns... More »

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