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Lakers fade late against Suns despite LeBron James’ 38 points

With mounting injury problems, the defending champs lose for the fifth time in seven games as Phoenix uses a balanced attack and overcomes Devin Booker's ejection for a 114-104 victory.

Dunking with Wolves

Minnesota Timberwolves vs. Phoenix Suns: Odds, Injuries, what to watch for

The Minnesota Timberwolves have now lost seven consecutive games, and things aren’t about to get any easier. On the heels of a double-digit loss to the Washington Wizards, the Wolves return home following a four-game road trip for a pair of games against the 21-11 Phoenix Suns and the up-and-coming Charlotte Hornets. The Wolves gave […] Minnesota Timberwolves vs. Phoenix Suns: Odds, Injuries, what to watch for - Dunking with Wolves - Dunking with Wolves - A Minnesota Timberwolves Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

Pippen Ain't Easy

Chicago Bulls: Coby White’s knee injury is ‘nothing too major’

A tough loss for first-year head coach Billy Donovan and the Chicago Bulls on the night of Feb. 26 at home at the United Center came at the hands of veteran star point guard Chris Paul and the thriving Phoenix Suns. The Bulls fell short to the Suns heading into this weekend by the final […] Chicago Bulls: Coby White’s knee injury is ‘nothing too major’ - Pippen Aint Easy - Pippen Aint Easy - A Chicago Bulls Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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Phoenix Suns: Look back at Booker's up-and-down night, ahead to road test vs. Zach LaVine, Chicago Bulls

A recap of Phoenix's disappointing loss to Charlotte after Suns guard Devin Booker received a second All-Star nod as an injury replacement again.       

Blazer's Edge

Suns’ Booker to Replace Anthony Davis in All-Star Game

Jennifer Stewart-USA TODAY Sports Suns star Devin Booker will serve as Anthony Davis’ injury replacement in next month’s All-Star Game showcase. Suns guard Devin Booker is headed to the 2021 NBA All-Star Game after it was announced that he will serve as Anthony Davis’ injury replacement. HoopsHype contributor Michael Scotto delivered the news on Wednesday. Phoenix Suns guard Devin Booker has been named by NBA Commissioner Adam Silver to replace injured Los Angeles Lakers forward Anthony Davis in the 2021 NBA All-Star Game.— Michael Scotto (@MikeAScotto)...

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Devin Booker gets All-Star nod, but Phoenix Suns fall to Charlotte Hornets

Phoenix Suns guard Devin Booker plays in his first game after being named NBA All-Star for second straight season as an injury replacement.       

Blazer's Edge

Portland Trail Blazers vs. Denver Nuggets Game Day Thread

Photo by Garrett Ellwood/NBAE via The Blazers hope to secure a win tonight on the second night of a travel back-to-back. The Portland Trail Blazers leave their loss to the Phoenix Suns behind and head to Denver to take on the Nuggets. It’s a short road trip but it’s a tough one for the Blazers who are still trying to keep their heads above water with so many injuries to key players. But in true Damian Lillard-era Trail Blazers fashion, after a loss like the one in Phoenix, the team may come out and play quite a game tonight. At least, that’s what we are hoping...

Bright Side Of The Sun

Cam Johnson expanding his offense little by little

Photo by Barry Gossage/NBAE via Not only a knock down shooter, Cam is looking for other ways to not be one-dimensional on offense. Cameron Johnson of the Phoenix Suns has been quietly working on his offensive game by improving in other areas of the floor other than behind the 3-point line. The shot attempts from beyond the arc are still seeing about the same consistency in the Sun’s last 14 games with a 12-2 record but have dipped in volume e a little. When the Suns were in a six game slump dealing with Devin Booker’s injury and the first team offense trying to...

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Hornets’ Gordon Hayward avoided the worst in Monday’s injury versus Jazz

Charlotte Hornets forward Gordon Hayward will be questionable to play versus the Phoenix Suns Wednesday with a right hand contusion. Hayward’s questionable injury status suggests he avoided the worst in …

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Charlotte Hornets get good news on Gordon Hayward’s injured hand

Hornets coach James Borrego discusses leading scorer Gordon Hayward's hand injury, and what chance Hayward might have of playing Wednesday against the Phoenix Suns. …

Grizzly Bear Blues

Report Card: Short-handed Grizz blown out by Suns

Photo by Joe Murphy/NBAE via Winslow’s debut overshadowed by who didn’t play A blow-out. There’s really no other way to put it about Saturday night’s game against Phoenix. When I first looked at the injury report for the game, I said ‘It’s finally happening, Justise is actually questionable.’ Then my excitement was tempered when I saw that about half of the team was out for the game. With 4 of the top 6 players in minutes per game out for the matchup, the outcome was rather predictable. Sure, you were talking yourself into another 40-pt game from Ja (I...

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Behind the Scenes: Grizzlies bring some tough matchups against Suns

Photo by Joe Murphy/NBAE via We go behind the scenes of the Grizzlies with Parker Fleming of GrizzlyBearBlues.com One of the toughest teams for the Phoenix Suns to play the last couple of years has been the Memphis Grizzlies. Earlier this season the Grizz beat the Suns 108-104 to make it four straight wins over the Suns, seemingly no matter whether they are dealing with injuries or not. They match up again on Saturday night. The Grizzlies come in once again playing better than expected with a 13-12 record despite missing Jaren Jackson Jr. the whole season and Ja Morant...

Grizzly Bear Blues

Memphis Grizzlies vs Phoenix Suns Game Preview

Photo by Joe Murphy/NBAE via Can the Grizz stay hot and cool the Suns? WHO: Memphis Grizzlies (13-12, 6-7 Home) vs. Phoenix Suns (18-10, 8-5 Road) WHEN: 8:00 PM CST WHERE: FedExForum in Memphis, Tennessee HOW TO WATCH/LISTEN: Fox Sports Southeast/NBA League Pass/92.9 FM ESPN Memphis INJURY REPORT: MEMPHIS: Dillon Brooks (right thigh soreness, questionable), Jaren Jackson Jr. (left knee, out), Killian Tillie (left foot, out), Justise Winslow (left hip, out) PHOENIX: none PROJECTED STARTING LINEUPS: MEMPHIS: Ja Morant, Grayson Allen, Kyle Anderson, Brandon Clarke, Jonas...

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VIDEO: Kevin Durant, Kyrie Irving’s hype reaction to James Harden’s clutch 3-pointer vs. Suns

Kyrie Irving and Kevin Durant had to rise up from their seats after James Harden knocked down the clutch 3-pointer in the Brooklyn Nets’ win over the Phoenix Suns. Durant was out due to a hamstring injury while Kyrie Irving was experiencing some lower back tightness. But their injuries did not stop them from celebrating […] The post VIDEO: Kevin Durant, Kyrie Irving’s hype reaction to James Harden’s clutch 3-pointer vs. Suns appeared first on ClutchPoints.

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Steve Nash speaks out on Kyrie Irving’s injury ahead of Suns game

Kyrie Irving did not suit up in the Brooklyn Nets’ duel against the Phoenix Suns on Tuesday due to lower back tightness. While this alarmed Nets fans, coach Steve Nash believes there shouldn’t be any cause of concern. Per Malika Andrews of ESPN, Nash believes that Irving won’t be out for long. He added that […] The post Steve Nash speaks out on Kyrie Irving’s injury ahead of Suns game appeared first on ClutchPoints.

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Video: Kyrie Irving strides into Suns game with walking stick

The Brooklyn Nets superstar trio of Kevin Durant, Kyrie Irving, and James Harden was whittled down to one on Tuesday against the Phoenix Suns, as Durant and Irving missed the game due to hamstring and lower back injuries, respectively. That didn’t mean they weren’t on the bench though, and Irving—always an interesting character—showed up in […] The post Video: Kyrie Irving strides into Suns game with walking stick appeared first on ClutchPoints.

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James Harden was ‘beyond special’ without Kevin Durant, Kyrie Irving vs. Suns, per Kendrick Perkins

James Harden is a good basketball player. Even without fellow superstar teammates Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving due to injuries, Harden led the Brooklyn Nets to a hard-earned 128-124 road win over the Phoenix Suns on Tuesday. Harden finished with spectacular numbers of team-high 38 points, seven rebounds, and 11 assists. He took charge in […] The post James Harden was ‘beyond special’ without Kevin Durant, Kyrie Irving vs. Suns, per Kendrick Perkins appeared first on ClutchPoints.

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NBA odds: Nets vs. Suns prediction, odds, pick, and more

The Phoenix Suns will host the star-studded Brooklyn Nets on Tuesday night, only the Nets won’t be so star-studded. We already knew Kevin Durant was going to be out, but the Nets just announced that Kyrie Irving won’t play because of a back injury. With this in mind, it’s time to continue our NBA odds series and […] The post NBA odds: Nets vs. Suns prediction, odds, pick, and more appeared first on ClutchPoints.

Bright Side Of The Sun

Round Table Part 2: Best and worst of Suns season at the one-third mark

Photo by Christian Petersen/ A look at the best and worst of the Suns start, including thoughts on Paul, Bridges and the All-Star game Enjoy these days, Suns fans. The Suns (17-9) are off to their best 26-game start since the 2007-08 season at the near-height of SSOL. They are on a 6-game winning streak, and have won 9 of their last 10 games overall. Your Suns have the league’s 5th best record, 5th best defense and 6th highest overall net rating. And they’ve got that record while absorbing injuries up and down the lineup. Only Bridges, Ayton and Cam Johnson have...

Bright Side Of The Sun

Preview: Will Orlando become the latest victim in the Suns’ win streak?

Photo by Christian Petersen/ The Suns have won five straight and are set to take on a heavily depleted Magic squad. What: Orlando Magic (11-17) at Phoenix Suns (15-9) When: 7:00 p.m. MST Where: PHX Suns Arena (Please name this soon) Watch: Fox Sports Arizona Listen: 98.7 FM Betting line: Suns are favored by 10, money line is Suns -550 The Suns are on an absolute roll right now, playing as impressively on both ends as just about any team in the NBA. After injuries and COVID-related absences early on, this group is also fully healthy, and Monty Williams is finally able...

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Phoenix Suns: Dario Saric set to return after bout with COVID-19, ankle injury

Suns big Dario Saric set to return Saturday against Philadelphia after missing 13 consecutive games with nine under the NBA's health/safety protocols.        

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Payton Pritchard is becoming a major contributor

Photo by Barry Gossage/NBAE via With Jeff Teague slipping, rookie Payton Pritchard has continued making huge NBA strides. In last Sunday’s game against the Phoenix Suns, the Celtics were struggling to get anything going on offense. They were down double digits most of the second half until a spark off the bench got the Celtics back in the game. Payton Pritchard is rejoining the rotation after missing some time with a knee injury. Over the last three games, he has averaged 7.7 points, 2 rebounds, and 1.3 assists in 19 minutes. This is all while shooting 47.3% from the...

Bright Side Of The Sun

What gives? How the injury-depleted Suns have won 6 of their last 7 games

Photo by Barry Gossage/NBAE via The Phoenix Suns have dealt with injuries all year, but have found a way to overcome The Phoenix Suns began the season with two noted “closers” in their starting backcourt, but stumbled out of the gates with a series of terrible fourth quarter performances and a disappointing 8-8 record. Since then, the Suns have won six of their last seven games and now sit at 14-9, good for 4th overall in the rugged Western Conference — off to a faster start than any Suns team in a decade. But between the 8-8 start and the 6-1 current run, they...

Bright Side Of The Sun

Suns squeak past the Cavs grabbing their 14th win of the season

Photo by Christian Petersen/ The “MVP” chants are back in the arena as Booker scores a season high 36 points. An interesting and exciting game till the end, the Phoenix Suns inched past the Cleveland Cavaliers with a vintage Devin Booker game. Booker posted 36 points and got really loud MVP chants from the 1,500 fans in attendance. In a reversal of hero games, Chris Paul led the Suns over the Mavericks a week ago with 34/9/9 when Booker sat with a hamstring injury, and now it’s Booker leading the Suns over the hot-shooting Cavaliers with 36/8/5. Mikal Bridges also...

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Celtics’ Payton Pritchard Having ‘Mental Hesitations’ Since Injury

In his first game back from an MCL sprain, Payton Pritchard looked a little hesitant in a win over the Los Angeles Clippers. That wasn’t the case Sunday in a loss to the Phoenix Suns, though, as the Boston Celtics rookie made some big plays and led the team in a third quarter run that […] The post Celtics’ Payton Pritchard Having ‘Mental Hesitations’ Since Injury appeared first on NESN.com.

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Game Preview: Phoenix Suns (12-9) square off with Boston Celtics (12-9) in pre-SB matinee

Winslow Townson-USA TODAY Sports Rise and shine! Before you get your Super Bowl plans in order, start the day off right with some Phoenix Suns basketball! What: Phoenix Suns (12-9) vs Boston Celtics (12-9) When: 12:00 P.M. MST Where: Phoenix, Arizona Watch: NBA TV, FSAZ, NBCS Boston Listen: 98.7 FM Injury report Celtics: Romeo Langford - Out (wrist) will not play. Jaylen Brown - Day-To-Day (knee) will not play. Marcus Smart - Out (calf) The Celtics say Smart is expected to miss 2-to-3 weeks due to a strained left calf, via Shams Charania of The Athletic. Suns: Dario...

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Jaylen Brown Injury: Brad Stevens Gives Good News On Banged-Up Celtics Star

Don’t worry, Celtics fans: Jaylen Brown is fine. Boston’s star guard missed Friday’s game against the Los Angeles Clippers due to knee soreness and he will sit out Sunday’s contest against the Phoenix Suns as well. Brad Stevens on Sunday offered an encouraging update on Brown, indicating the 24-year-old could return in the very near […] The post Jaylen Brown Injury: Brad Stevens Gives Good News On Banged-Up Celtics Star appeared first on NESN.com.

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Celtics Injury Report: Jaylen Brown Remains Out Vs. Suns With Knee Soreness

The Boston Celtics have just two games left on their West Coast road trip, but the long stretch has taken its toll on the team. In addition to not being able to leave their hotel rooms for purposes unrelated to basketball, the Celtics also are dealing with injuries. So when it comes to Jaylen Brown […] The post Celtics Injury Report: Jaylen Brown Remains Out Vs. Suns With Knee Soreness appeared first on NESN.com.

Brad Stevens Gives The Latest On Aron Baynes' Broken Hand

Boston Celtics head coach Brad Stevens speaks with media after his team's 111-103 loss to the Phoenix Suns on Wednesday at TD Garden. Stevens provided the latest on the injury to center Aron Baynes. For more: https://nesn.com/boston-celtics/