5:30 AM EST, Fri March 01, 2024
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Game Recap: Suns survive poor second half showing, beat Rockets 110-105

Game Recap: Suns survive poor second half showing, beat Rockets 110-105

Photo by Kate Frese/NBAE via The Suns start hot, scoring 64 in the first half. Only 46 in the second. The Phoenix Suns, after three nights off, continued their homestand with a game against the Houston Rockets. Looking to defend last week’s loss, the Suns defeated the Rockets Three days off for the Phoenix Suns is a long time. In that time, Bradley Beal had an opportunity to heal his hamstring. Unfortunately, he would miss yet another game with the injury. Eric Gordon and Nassir Little joined him on the injured list. Royce O’Neale would get the nod to start in...
6 hours ago
Suns JAM Session Podcast: Suns vs. Rockets Post Game Podcast

Suns JAM Session Podcast: Suns vs. Rockets Post Game Podcast

The original Phoenix Suns post game podcast. Pop a teeth-cracking cold beverage with us and listen to a not too-serious-podcast dedicated to the Phoenix Suns, hosted by John (@DarthVoita) and Matthew (@MatthewLissy). First of two at home against a team that has won 5 games on the road. Time to TCOB. Click the Subscribe button. Click the bell to turn on notifications. Watch right here! Not much of a video person? Like to listen to your podcasts? Here it is in audio form: .redcircle-link:link { color: #ea404d; text-decoration: none; } ...
9 hours ago
Open Thread: Suns back in action against Rockets!

Open Thread: Suns back in action against Rockets!

Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports The Phoenix Suns are BACK! Time for revenge against Houston. Suns-Rockets round two. With round three on Saturday. It’s time to get sick of these guys... embrace the chaos of NBA scheduling. Let’s go!
9 hours ago
Suns Injury Update: Bradley Beal remains out

Suns Injury Update: Bradley Beal remains out

Photo by Kate Frese/NBAE via It will be Beal’s 29th missed game this season. The Phoenix Suns excel when they are healthy. This is true for any team. This is not breaking news. I didn’t just rock your world. Something else that hasn’t shocked nor awed is the fact that Bradley Beal has been injury-prone since joining the Suns. Why? Because he came from the Washington Wizards with a reputation for being someone who gets nicks and bruises, strains and sprains. Prior to joining the Suns, Beal averaged 40 games played over the past three seasons in D.C. That is...
16 hours ago
SBN Reacts: Suns fifth starter? Survey says it should still be Grayson Allen

SBN Reacts: Suns fifth starter? Survey says it should still be Grayson Allen

Photo by Barry Gossage/NBAE via Allen is having a career year. it should be rewarding by allowing him to continue to start for the Suns. The Phoenix Suns have options. That is a good thing. Their team, with the addition of Royce O’Neale, has permitted head coach Frank Vogel an opportunity to mix and match his lineups to either complement each other or adjust to what the opposition is doing. There are thought processes that align with both. Are you imposing your will or adjusting to what is being imposed? Regardless, the fact remains that James Jones has given Vogel...
21 hours ago
Inside the Suns - Topics: Top rotation players, Bol Bol, the Suns’ final open roster spot

Inside the Suns - Topics: Top rotation players, Bol Bol, the Suns’ final open roster spot

Photo by Barry Gossage/NBAE via Your weekly Inside the Suns analysis straight from the BSotS community who live and breathe the team. Welcome to ‘Inside the Suns’, your weekly deep down analysis of the current Phoenix Suns team. Each week the Fantable - a round table of Bright Siders - give their takes on the Phoenix Suns’ latest issues and news. Fantable Questions of the Week Q1 - If everyone is healthy, who are your players in a 9-man rotation? GuarGuar: If everyone is healthy here is my 9 man: Starters: Booker, Beal, Allen, KD, Nurkic Bench: Gordon, Royce,...
Feb 28, 2024
No matter how you slice it, trading for Nurkic was the right move

No matter how you slice it, trading for Nurkic was the right move

Photo by David Sherman/NBAE via The season may not be over, but it’s time to say, “Yeah, the Suns won that trade”. This past summer, many in the Valley were hot and bothered. It was more than the record-setting heat wave that was occurring, one in which you could quite literally cook eggs on the pavement (note that you can, and I did. It just took 4 hours and I didn’t test if they were truly edible or not). No, the Deandre Ayton Saga was in full swing following comments from the former number-one overall pick about his perception among the Phoenix Suns fan...
Feb 28, 2024
Suns Reacts Survey: The fifth starter conundrum for the Phoenix Suns

Suns Reacts Survey: The fifth starter conundrum for the Phoenix Suns

Photo by Chris Schwegler/NBAE via Royce O’Neale gives you two-way flexibility. Grayson Allen gives you shooting. Eric Gordon is only good when he starts. So who gets the fifth spot in the starting five? Welcome to SB Nation Reacts, a survey of fans across the NBA. Throughout the year we ask questions of the most plugged-in Phoenix Suns fans and fans across the country. Sign up here to participate in the weekly emailed surveys. The Phoenix Suns have an interesting little dilemma on their hands. Recent injuries to Bradley Beal and Eric Gordon have opened the door for...
Feb 27, 2024
Bol Bol’s emergence raises ceiling for the Phoenix Suns

Bol Bol’s emergence raises ceiling for the Phoenix Suns

Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports The Phoenix Suns have themselves something in Bol Bol. If sustainable, it could shift the entire dynamic of the team. He is not a meme anymore. While he will remain a fan favorite, it’s time to start taking Bol Bol seriously if you aren’t already. The Phoenix Suns already added Royce O’Neale and Thaddeus Young to shore up their playoff rotation, but this whole time Bol Bol could’ve been the missing piece that puts them over the top. Yes, the veteran additions were much needed, but Bol’s emergence raises the ceiling for a team...
Feb 26, 2024
Suns Week 18 Stock Exchange: Rolls Royce, declining Book D, and Bol Mania

Suns Week 18 Stock Exchange: Rolls Royce, declining Book D, and Bol Mania

Photo by Christian Petersen/ Phoenix stumbled out of the gate, but a win against the Lakers has you feeling okay about some things. The first week post-All-Star Break leaves the Phoenix Suns where they started: in the fifth seed in the Western Conference. The journey to get there was tumultuous and in the process they went from three games outside of the fourth spot to four. They are looking up at the Denver Nuggets in hopes that they can leapfrog them and secure home court in the First Round. If you play the way Phoenix did this past week, you can kiss that thought...
Feb 26, 2024
Suns Rumors: The City of Phoenix to host 2027 NBA All-Star Game

Suns Rumors: The City of Phoenix to host 2027 NBA All-Star Game

Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports The announcement is a coup for the organization and new owner Mat Ishbia. For the fourth time in franchise history, the Phoenix Suns are set to host the 2027 NBA All-Star Game, bringing the bright lights associated with the league’s biggest stars squarely to the Valley. The city previously has hosted in 1975, 1995, and 2009. The news was reported by The Athletic’s Mike Vorkunov, citing multiple sources. The NBA is nearing plans for Phoenix and the Suns to host 2027 All-Star Weekend, multiple sources tell me and @MikeVorkunov. One...
Feb 26, 2024
Stephen’s Takeaways — Suns vs. Lakers: O’Neale and Allen shine as Suns shut the door on Lakers in fourth

Stephen’s Takeaways — Suns vs. Lakers: O’Neale and Allen shine as Suns shut the door on Lakers in fourth

Photo by Christian Petersen/ Order restored as Phoenix garner’s first win post-All-Star Break. The Phoenix Suns made their return to the Footprint Center and seemed excited to be back. They capped their season series with the Lakers, with a 123-113 win. The season series goes in favor of LA, 3 games to 2. It was one of their better, thorough, team wins of the season. No dominant scoring performance, yet multiple near-20 point earners, on a compiled efficiency that speaks to the solid offensive process they put forth. Here are a few of my takeaways: 1.) Nurkic the...
Feb 25, 2024
Game Recap: Suns complete game leads to 123-113 victory over Lakers

Game Recap: Suns complete game leads to 123-113 victory over Lakers

Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports Team effort leads to an eighth straight home win for the Valley The Phoenix Suns defeated the Los Angeles Lakers 123-113, improving their record to 34-24 and capturing their eighth straight at home. Phoenix needed to take care of business today. The Suns had to refind their mojo after two straight losses and a four-day break between games on the horizon. Six players scored in double digits for the Valley, including all five starters scoring at least 18. The game was a team effort amid the absence of Eric Gordon and Bradley Beal from the...
Feb 25, 2024
Suns JAM Session Podcast: Suns vs. Lakers Post Game Podcast

Suns JAM Session Podcast: Suns vs. Lakers Post Game Podcast

The original Phoenix Suns post game podcast. Pop a teeth-cracking cold beverage with us and listen to a not too-serious-podcast dedicated to the Phoenix Suns, hosted by John (@DarthVoita) and Matthew (@MatthewLissy). Can the Suns get right against LeBron and the Lakers? Or does the uphill climb continue to wear them down in a freefall? Click the Subscribe button. Click the bell to turn on notifications. Watch right here! Not much of a video person? Like to listen to your podcasts? Here it is in audio form: .redcircle-link:link { color: #ea404d; ...
Feb 25, 2024
Open Thread: Suns host Lakers

Open Thread: Suns host Lakers

Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports The final matchup of the season for the division foes. Game time!