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Grant Hill scored 26 points Wednesday and Phoenix earned a dubious distinction with a season-closing 117-113 victory over Golden State. The game was the last to be completed in the 2008-09 regular season. Phoenix finished with a 46-36 record and became just the third team in NBA history to win at least
Steve Nash had 18 points and 12 assists and Shaquille O'Neal scored 19 Monday to lead the Phoenix Suns past Memphis 119-110. Jason Richardson had 18 points and eight rebounds for the Suns, who have won two straight. Grant Hill and Robin Lopez scored 14 points apiece, Matt Barnes had 12 and Leandro Barbosa scored 10 for the Suns. Hakim Warrick and Rudy Gay each scored 26 points for the Grizzlies.
Grant Hill scored 19 points Saturday when the frustrated Phoenix Suns rolled to a 31-8 first period and went on to record a 110-97 win over Minnesota. The Suns started like a house afire after being eliminated this week from the Western Conference playoff chase for the first time since the 2003-04 season. Hill also had three rebounds and four steals.
The Phoenix Suns have lost guard Leandro Barbosa for at least a week due to a left knee injury. Tests, including x-rays and an MRI, revealed a bone bruise but no structural damage. The 6-foot-3 inch native of Sao Paulo, Brazil, was hurt in the first quarter of Wednesday' 126-116 win over the Philadelphia 76ers. His left leg bent the wrong way without contact when he landed near the baseline after a contested layup, skipped and crashed to the floor in pain.
Jason Richardson had 31 points and the Phoenix Suns shot a deadly 62.1 percent from the field Sunday night in a 154-130 win over Golden State. Richardson hit 11-of-15 shots from the floor against his former teammates, and Matt Barnes -- also a former Warrior -- had 20 points, 11 assists and six rebounds for the Suns, who posted the highest scoring total in the NBA this season to win their second straight game after dropping six in a row. Shaquille O'Neal led the Suns with 26 points and...
Leandro Barbosa had 22 points, 12 in the fourth quarter, Saturday to lead Phoenix to a 106-95 win over Oklahoma City, ending a six-game Suns losing streak. Steve Nash -- who committed seven turnovers -- finished with 18 points and eight assists, and Grant Hill had 16 points and eight boards for Phoenix, which has won nine straight games against the Seattle/Oklahoma City franchise.
Steve Nash, Shaquille O'Neal and Jason Richardson combined for 62 points Tuesday, paving the way for a 112-102 Phoenix win over Charlotte. Nash had 22 points and five assists, O'Neal 20 points and 11 rebounds, and Richardson also had 20 points as the Suns won for the fourth time in their last five games.
A career-best 41 points from Leandro Barbosa Friday night enabled the new-look Phoenix Suns to crush Oklahoma City 140-118. Although Phoenix was quiet at the trade deadline Thursday, the Suns have a different look because of the coaching change that saw Alvin Gentry take over for the dismissed Terry Porter. Gentry has asked his team to return to its former style of fast-break offense and Phoenix has responded by scoring at least 140 points in all three games with Gentry at the helm. Phoenix...
Alvin Gentry made his debut as an interim head coach Tuesday, directing the Phoenix Suns to a 140-100 win over the Los Angeles Clippers.
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