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Trans. Apr 20 12:39 ET (Apr 20 12:39 ET ) A look around the league and the web that covers it. It's also important to note that the rotation order and starting nods aren't always listed in order of importance. That's for you, dear reader, to figure out.
C : Basketball Prospectus . The Charlotte Bobcats get a fantastic once-over from Kevin Pelton.
PF : Grantland . Jonathan Abrams with an engaging detail of Gerald Green's comeback turn.
SF : Boston Herald . Glen Davis may not have grown up, but he's certainly improved quite a bit.
SG : Alone in the Green Room . The Frank Reynolds Trashman All-Star Team.
PG . NBA.com . Get ready for Larry Brown to chide you, sensually.
COMMENTARY | Gerald Green's days of putting cupcakes on the back of the rim during dunk contests are long past. Green has found a home with the Phoenix Suns and is having one of the best years of his NBA career. You would have thought playing in a high-octane offense would afford Green the opportunity to get out and show his athleticism, and you'd be mostly right. Out of his 209 attempts, he has taken just 17.22 percent (36/209) in the restricted area.
I guess Victor Oladipo felt like he needed to step his slam game up after John Wall jacked his 360 steez on Tuesday. That's good news for us, but bad news for the Atlanta Hawks' frontcourt tandem of Al Horford and Paul Millsap:
Get up, gentlemen. (And your move, Mr. Wall. The Milwaukee Bucks' bigs await .)
The No. 2 overall pick bounced back from perhaps his worst game as a pro (missing nine of his first 10 shots to finish with six points on 3 for 12 shooting, an oh-fer from 3-point range and the foul line, mitigating his five assists with four turnovers, getting torched by the Goran Dragic-Gerald Green backcourt in a home loss to the Phoenix Suns) with perhaps his best game as a pro.
The Indiana product scored 18 points on 7 for 11 shooting, adding five assists, three rebounds and turning the ball over just once in 30 minutes to help push the Magic to an impressive 109-92 road win — Orlando's first road win in its last 18 games away from the Amway Center — over the Hawks, one of just three Eastern Conference teams to have won more games than they've lost this season.
Jacque Vaughn's squad already held a double-digit lead heading into the final frame, thanks to big third-quarters from stellar swingman Arron Afflalo (10 of his game-high 26 points in the third), Jameer Nelson (seven points and eight assists without a turnover in the quarter) and reserve E'Twaun Moore (nine of his 12 points). But they closed the Hawks out strong thanks in part to Oladipo, who's continuing to get fourth-quarter minutes and made the most of them on Tuesday, hitting four of his five shots for 10 points in 8 1/2 minutes.
That late explosion came after the rookie had to deal with foul trouble, picking up his fourth personal before halftime and opening the door for Moore, who provided strong play as the Magic held the Hawks to 32.4 percent shooting in the second half and ripped off a 30-8 run between the 5:10 mark of the third quarter and the 7:10 mark of the fourth to seal the deal.
"We came into halftime in decent shape, but we made some shots in the second half which helped us," Vaughn said after the game, according to the Associated Press . "Defensively, we were really aggressive to the basketball. We were locating shooters and we were in the right place. It was fun to see."
That Oladipo finish, especially.
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Goran Dragic put up 23 points and registered 13 assists, his 2nd double-double of the season, to lead the Phoenix Suns to a victory over the Orlando Magic, 104-96. The Suns played an efficient game offensively, shooting 46-95 (48.4%) from the field and turning it over just 9 times. This is the second win in as many games for Phoenix (7-6) after beating Charlotte on Friday. Other key players for Phoenix included Gerald Green with 20 points and 8 rebounds, Marcus Morris with 16 points and 7 rebounds, and Channing Frye with 14 points and 7 rebounds.
LeBron James scored 35 points on only 14 shots from the field, Dwyane Wade added 21 points and 12 assists and the Miami Heat won their seventh straight game, beating the Phoenix Suns 107-92 on Monday night. Ray Allen scored 17 points and Chris Andersen added an 11-point, seven-rebound night for the Heat, who have won 10 of 11 since their 1-2 start. Channing Frye led a balanced attack with 16 points for the Suns, who have dropped five of their last seven. Goran Dragic scored 14, Marcus Morris had 13, Markieff Morris and Gerald Green each added 12 and PJ Tucker finished with 10 for Phoenix.
Goran Dragic recorded his 2nd double-double this season, scoring 23 points and registering 13 assists, to help the Phoenix Suns beat the Orlando Magic, 104-96. The Suns shot 46-95 (48.4%) from the field and turned it over on only 9 possessions. Phoenix (7-6) has now won back-to-back games after defeating Charlotte Bobcats on Friday. Other top performers for Phoenix were Gerald Green with 20 points and 8 rebounds, Marcus Morris with 16 points and 7 rebounds, and Channing Frye with 14 points and 7 rebounds.
Phoenix wants to get out and run and when they did against Orlando the Magic had no answer for it (which is one reason the Suns won). When Gerald Green got out and ran, he put on a show. Green had 20 points on the night and was attacking and finishing well — like on…
With another late lead slipping away, Goran Dragic asserted himself for the Phoenix Suns. Dragic scored his team's final seven points in a decisive end-of-game burst that helped the Suns hold off the Orlando Magic 104-96 Sunday night. ''We had an answer every time they got close, but past games we didn't,'' Dragic said. The ball circled around nicely, everyone got touches and everyone was dangerous to score, and that was the key to the game.'' Dragic scored 23 points and Gerald Green added 20 to lead a balanced attack as the Suns became the first NBA team since 1977 to win while only making one free throw.
Goran Dragic put up his 2nd double-double this season, scoring 23 points and registering 13 assists, to help the Phoenix Suns defeat the Orlando Magic, 104-96. The Suns shot 46-95 (48.4%) from the field and turned it over on only 9 possessions. Phoenix (7-6) has now won back-to-back games after defeating Charlotte Bobcats on Friday. Other key players for Phoenix included Gerald Green with 20 points and 8 rebounds, Marcus Morris with 16 points and 7 rebounds, and Channing Frye with 14 points and 7 rebounds.
ORLANDO, Fla. -- Point guard Goran Dragic had 23 points and 13 assists, leading the fast-breaking Phoenix Suns to a 104-96 victory over the Orlando Magic on Sunday night at the Amway Center. The Suns (7-6) got 20 points from guard Gerald Green, who started in place of Eric Bledsoe, and 16 points from reserve forward Marcus Morris. Forward Markieff Morris had 12 points. The Magic (4-9) were led by center Nikola Vucevic with 20 points and 10 rebounds.
DeMarcus Cousins had 27 points and 12 rebounds, helping the Sacramento Kings rally to beat the Phoenix Suns 107-104 on Tuesday night. Rookie Ben McLemore had a season-high 19 points, Isaiah Thomas also scored 19, Greivis Vasquez added 11 and Patrick Patterson 10 for the Kings, who had lost seven of their previous eight. Sacramento scored the game's final 10 points in a run that was aided by three straight Phoenix turnovers in the closing minutes. Gerald Green scored 23 points and Marcus Morris had 19 for the Suns, who lost their third straight.
The Scoop: None.
Nov 19 10:24 ET
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Suns send Raptors to sixth straight loss (The SportsXchange) (2 Days Ago | courtesy: The SportsXchange) PHOENIX -- In his last three games, Phoenix Suns forward Markieff Morris had missed 17 of 25 shots from the field and scored a total of 23 points. Morris made his first 11 shots from the field and collected 25 points and 11 rebounds as the Suns grabbed 18 of their 53 rebounds on the offensive end to hand the Toronto Raptors their sixth consecutive loss, 106-97. Guard Eric Bledsoe scored 19 points for Phoenix and forward P.J. Tucker had one of his biggest nights as a pro with 17 points and a career-high 13 rebounds as the Suns snapped a three-game losing streak to Toronto and won for the sixth time in their first nine home games. Amir Johnson scored a season-high 22 points off the bench and guard Kyle Lowry added 21 points and seven assists for the Raptors, playing in their first game since blowing a 27-point lead in the second half at home to the Golden State Warriors on Tuesday night. More...