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Bright Side Of The Sun 6 hours ago
Open Thread: Phoenix Suns (11-33) vs. Indiana Pacers (28-14)

Open Thread: Phoenix Suns (11-33) vs. Indiana Pacers (28-14)

Does Devin Booker’s return mean the Suns pull off the upset in Indiana? Probable starters: Suns - De’Anthony Melton, Devin Booker, Mikal Bridges, T.J. Warren, Deandre Ayton Pacers - Darren Collison, Victor Oladipo, Bojan Bogdanovic, Thaddeus Young, Myles Turner Bright Side readers, let’s chat throughout tonight’s game in the comments section below. Booker’s Suns versus Oladipo’s Pacers should be tons of fun to watch.
Bright Side Of The Sun 12 hours ago
Preview: Suns try to maintain winning defense versus Pacers as Devin Booker returns

Preview: Suns try to maintain winning defense versus Pacers as Devin Booker returns

How will the Suns fare in Indianapolis tonight? What: Phoenix Suns visit the Indiana Pacers When: 5:00 p.m. AZ Where: Bankers Life Fieldhouse Watch: Fox Sports Arizona Listen: 98.7 FM Probable starters: Suns - De’Anthony Melton, Devin Booker, Mikal Bridges, T.J. Warren, Deandre Ayton Pacers - Darren Collison, Victor Oladipo, Bojan Bogdanovic, Thaddeus Young, Myles Turner Suns OffRtg - 104.2 (28th), DefRtg - 112.0 (28th), NetRtg = minus-7.8 (27th) Booker is back, everybody. That changes a ton for the Suns, who have struggled to score effectively and consistently without their star. Even...
Bright Side Of The Sun Jan 12, 2019
Final Score: Suns win! Beat top-seeded Denver 102-93 on Oubre’s best game of season

Final Score: Suns win! Beat top-seeded Denver 102-93 on Oubre’s best game of season

Kelly Oubre Jr. had 26 points, 11 rebounds and 3 assists. This might be the Phoenix Suns biggest win of the season, considering they played the game against the West’s best team without Devin Booker. Kelly Oubre Jr. had his best game as a Phoenix Sun, with 11 rebounds and 26 points, for his second career double double. He was the difference-maker in so many ways. Josh Jackson (15 points, 5 assists, 4 rebounds), De’Anthony Melton (10 assists, 4 steals and a block) and Deandre Ayton (22 points, 13 rebounds and 3 blocks) were the Suns other difference makers, along with Richaun...
Bright Side Of The Sun Jan 12, 2019
Open Thread: Phoenix Suns (10-33) vs. Denver Nuggets (28-12)

Open Thread: Phoenix Suns (10-33) vs. Denver Nuggets (28-12)

Will the Suns notch a win in this season series? Probable starters: Suns - De’Anthony Melton, Josh Jackson, Mikal Bridges, T.J. Warren, Deandre Ayton Nuggets - Jamal Murray, Malik Beasley, Torrey Craig, Paul Millsap, Nikola Jokic Will Ayton have his way once more against Jokic? The last time these two faced off, Ayton went for a career-high 33 points with 24 of those coming in the second quarter alone. Will Jokic, an MVP candidate, respond with fury? Should be an interesting one-on-one battle to follow along with. With no Devin Booker, will Jackson continue to be the Suns’ valuable...
Bright Side Of The Sun Jan 12, 2019
SUNS PRACTICE REPORT: Suns prepare for big man Nikola Jokić and lethal shooter Jamal Murray

SUNS PRACTICE REPORT: Suns prepare for big man Nikola Jokić and lethal shooter Jamal Murray

Devin Booker was back at practice today but still questionable against Nuggets tonight, De’Anthony Melton embraces starting role and more. Devin Booker hasn’t been on the court practicing for the past few days. Today was a different story, as he was getting up some shots including threes. Suns head coach Igor Kokoskov said Booker is taking a step in the right direction but is still listed as questionable for tonight’s game against the Denver Nuggets. The last time these two teams matched up, it was a close one, as Denver won, 122-118. Deandre Ayton still had himself a game, scoring...
Bright Side Of The Sun Jan 11, 2019
SUNS PRACTICE REPORT: Troy Daniels always stays ready for when his number is called

SUNS PRACTICE REPORT: Troy Daniels always stays ready for when his number is called

Daniels uses his experience in the league to help rookie Deandre Ayton and coaching staff Troy Daniels has made a huge impact off the bench for the Phoenix Suns with Devin Booker out with another injury. If Daniels is open from three, he’s going to shoot it and most likely make it. If he misses a few, he’s not afraid to launch one again. That’s what his idol, Kobe Bryant, did so he modeled his game around that. “His mindset was unbelievable when he played,” Daniels said of Bryant. “He really didn’t care if he missed 100 shots. He was going to put the next one up.” With the...
ClutchPoints Jan 10, 2019
Suns’ Devin Booker, Deandre Ayton, Jamal Crawford attended discussion on $230 million arena renovation proposal

Suns’ Devin Booker, Deandre Ayton, Jamal Crawford attended discussion on $230 million arena renovation proposal

Phoneix Suns top players Devin Booker and DeAndre Ayton, as well as veteran guard Jamal Crawford, attended a discussion on a proposal to renovate the arena with over $230 million in funding. Earlier this season there were rumors that Suns owner Robert Sarvar might be moving the team elsewhere if he didn’t get the public […] The post Suns’ Devin Booker, Deandre Ayton, Jamal Crawford attended discussion on $230 million arena renovation proposal appeared first on ClutchPoints.
Bright Side Of The Sun Jan 10, 2019
Locked On Suns Wednesday: Deandre Ayton disappears again in loss at Dallas

Locked On Suns Wednesday: Deandre Ayton disappears again in loss at Dallas

The same concerning signs flared up again for the No. 1 pick as the Suns fell to the Mavs, 104-94, on the road. We break down the Suns’ double-digit loss on the road on the second night of a back-to-back in Dallas and why Deandre Ayton’s disappearing act is so alarming. Ayton put up just six points and five rebounds one night after riding the bench during the decisive third quarter comeback against Sacramento at home. Is this just a normal up and down season for the rookie or the sign of something more worrisome down the road? On the other hand, the inconsistent Josh Jackson appears to...
Deandre Ayton, Suns fall flat in loss to Luka Doncic, Mavericks

Deandre Ayton, Suns fall flat in loss to Luka Doncic, Mavericks

The Dallas Mavericks ended a seven-game losing streak against Phoenix with a 104-94 victory over the last-place Suns on Wednesday night.         
Recap: Mavericks pull away from Suns in second half, beat Phoenix 104-94

Recap: Mavericks pull away from Suns in second half, beat Phoenix 104-94

Dallas’ shooting luck flipped in the third and fourth quarters and the Suns’ defense couldn’t contain the Mavericks on the second half of a back-to-back. Looking to stay unbeaten against Dallas, the Suns went to Dallas looking to keep up their lockdown defense and get more out of Deandre Ayton to pull out a road win. Not so lucky. The Mavs slammed the door in the second half, winning 104-94. First Quarter For the second straight night, the Suns ran their offense through substitute starter Josh Jackson to open the game. He opened the game with five of the Suns’ first seven points,...
Open Thread: Phoenix Suns (10-32) vs. Dallas Mavericks (18-22)

Open Thread: Phoenix Suns (10-32) vs. Dallas Mavericks (18-22)

Will the Suns win two in a row without Devin Booker? Probable starters: Suns - De’Anthony Melton, Josh Jackson, Mikal Bridges, T.J. Warren, Deandre Ayton Mavericks - Dennis Smith Jr., Wesley Matthews, Harrison Barnes, Luka Doncic, DeAndre Jordan Bright Side readers, let’s chat in the comments section below throughout tonight’s game. It’s Suns vs. Mavericks, Round 3, as top rookies Ayton and Doncic square off once more.
ClutchPoints Jan 9, 2019
Suns’ Deandre Ayton will ‘cringe a little bit’ when compared to Mavs rookie Luka Doncic, but still respects him

Suns’ Deandre Ayton will ‘cringe a little bit’ when compared to Mavs rookie Luka Doncic, but still respects him

Phoenix Suns top overall pick Deandre Ayton has likely heard it all when it comes to comparisons to his greatest threat for the Rookie of the Year award, front-runner Luka Doncic of the Dallas Mavericks. “I cringe a little bit,” Deandre Ayton told Marc J. Spears of The Undefeated. “I have family and friends who […] The post Suns’ Deandre Ayton will ‘cringe a little bit’ when compared to Mavs rookie Luka Doncic, but still respects him appeared first on ClutchPoints.
Recap: Suns come back to beat Kings on Bright Side Night 2019

Recap: Suns come back to beat Kings on Bright Side Night 2019

The game followed the same rhythm of these teams’ first meeting, but the Suns emerged victorious. Phoenix came back to win its first game of a seven-game homestand — in its final chance to do so, Bright Side Night 2019. First Quarter Josh Jackson and Deandre Ayton got the scoring started with efficient looks around the basket, scoring four points in the Suns’ first two possessions. Sacramento combated the Suns’ sturdy scoring with two tough 3s and missed both. Considering Phoenix started the last Kings game with a 36-9 first quarter, staying close early was vital. Getting Jackson...
Open Thread: Phoenix Suns (9-32) vs. Sacramento Kings (20-20)

Open Thread: Phoenix Suns (9-32) vs. Sacramento Kings (20-20)

How will Bright Side Night go for the Suns? Probable starters: Suns - De’Anthony Melton, Josh Jackson, Mikal Bridges, T.J. Warren, Deandre Ayton Kings - De’Aaron Fox, Bogdan Bogdanovic, Buddy Hield, Nemanja Bjelica, Willie Cauley-Stein Bright Side readers, let’s chat in the comments section below throughout tonight’s game. Will the Suns close off their 7-game homestand with a single win? That is what’s on the line Tuesday night versus Sacramento.
SUNS PRACTICE REPORT: Èlie Okobo is still shocked he played against fellow Frenchman and idol Tony Parker

SUNS PRACTICE REPORT: Èlie Okobo is still shocked he played against fellow Frenchman and idol Tony Parker

Parker told Okobo he was tired after playing him, Richaun Holmes wants Deandre Ayton more aggressive, plus more. Élie Okobo grew up in Bordeaux, France waking up early in the morning to watch fellow Frenchman and idol Tony Parker and the San Antonio Spurs. “Saturday mornings waking up before I go to the game and watch the Spurs play,” Okobo said. “With the national team also. Tony Parker was an example for me as a kid and now I just played against him for the first time.” Okobo got to play against Parker for the first time on Sunday night when the Charlotte Hornets came to Phoenix...

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