PASPN.net - The 10-man rotation, starring the terrible, no good Charlotte Bobcats (Ball Don't Lie)
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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.
Gerald Green will start Wednesday's game in place of Goran Dragic (ankle).
The Scoop:Suns coach Jeff Hornacek said that he'll use his typical starting lineup for Wednesday's season finale, minus Dragic, though his youngest players will enter the game "pretty early. Green revitalized his career in Phoenix, averaging 15.8 points and 2.5 threes per game, and he'll look to build on his success during the final year of his contract in 2014-15.
Gerald Green moved back into the starting lineup against the Spurs in Friday, scoring 27 points with three boards, three assists, two steals, one block and four 3-pointers.
The Scoop:Goran Dragic sat out tonight due to an ankle injury, but Green has been rolling even before this gem. He's been in NBA Jam on-fire mode from deep in his last four games with at least four triples in each game in that span. Green averaged 26.0 points per game in that span and he'll be a must-start player on Saturday vs. the Mavericks.
April 9 (The Sports Xchange) - Highlights of Wednesday's National Basketball Association games. - - - Suns 94, Pelicans 88 Guards Gerald Green and Goran Dragic combined for 41 points and guard Eric Bledsoe scored all 16 of his points in the second half to lift the Phoenix Suns to a victory over the New Orleans Pelicans. The victory kept the Suns (47-31) one game ahead of Memphis in the battle for the West's final playoff spot. The New Orleans bench accounted for 53 points, led by reserve center Jeff Withey with a career-high 17 points. ...
The normally high-powered Phoenix offense struggled to put away the short-handed New Orleans Pelicans on Wednesday night at the Smoothie King Center, but the Suns scored the game's final seven points over a 1:52 span to secure a badly needed 94-88 win, their ninth in 11 games. "They're all can't-lose at this point," Phoenix coach Jeff Hornacek said after guards Gerald Green and Goran Dragic combined for 41 points and guard Eric Bledsoe scored all 16 of his points in the second half. In sweeping the Pelicans for the first time since 2006-07, the Suns (47-31) remained one game ahead of Memphis for the eighth and final playoff spot in the West. The Suns also moved within a half-game of Dallas for the seventh spot.
Gerald Green scored 21 points, and the Phoenix Suns won their third straight game, 94-88 over New Orleans on Wednesday night. Goran Dragic had 20 points and nine assists for the Suns, who are clinging to the final playoff spot in the Western Conference. Eric Bledsoe added 16 points and P.J. Tucker 15 for the Suns, who handed the Pelicans their sixth straight loss. Rookie center Jeff Withey had a career-high 17 points for the Pelicans, who were without Anthony Davis because of the All-Star forward's sore back.
NEW ORLEANS -- Guards Gerald Green and Goran Dragic combined for 41 points and guard Eric Bledsoe scored all 16 of his points in the second half to lift the Phoenix Suns to a 94-88 victory over the New Orleans Pelicans Wednesday night at the Smoothie King Center. In sweeping the Pelicans for the first time since 2006-07, the Suns (47-31) scored the game's final seven points. Bledsoe gave Phoenix the lead for good, 89-88, pump-faking guard Austin Rivers into a flop and hitting a 20-footer with 1:52 left. Green led the Suns with 21 and Dragic added 20.
The Scoop:"He didn't talk yesterday so we knew he was feeling sick," coach Jeff Hornacek said. "He was talking to so that's a good sign for him." Green has been electric all season and his move to the second unit hasn't hurt his stats too badly. He sounds like he'll be ready to go for tonight's game and a Suns' win tonight would go a long way for their playoff chances.
Gerald Green's illness from Tuesday was a non-issue during Wednesday 94-88 win over the Pelicans, scoring 21 points with two boards, one assist and four 3-pointers on 8-of-14 from the field.
The Scoop:Well, so much for the return of Eric Bledsoe hurting Green. In his last five, he's been on a scoring binge with averages of 22.8 points, 3.4 rebounds, 0.6 blocks and 3.6 triples. What's more, he has a tidy effective field goal percentage of 65.3 percent in that span. After shooting just 36.6 percent from the field last year with the Pacers, Green might be the favorite for Most Improved Player.
The guard trio of Goran Dragic, Eric Bledsoe and Gerald Green has lifted the Phoenix Suns into playoff position. That includes a three-game trip which has two tough matchups in Texas, so that seems to make Wednesday night's opener against the struggling New Orleans Pelicans a potential win that Phoenix can't afford to blow.
PHOENIX -- Guard Goran Dragic scored 26 points and forward P.J. Tucker had 11 of his career-high 21 in the fourth quarter as the Phoenix Suns outscored Oklahoma City 11-3 over the final 2:20 and scored a huge 122-115 win over the Thunder. Guard Gerald Green added 24 points and was 5-for-7 from 3-point range for the Suns (46-31), who moved past the Memphis Grizzlies and into sole possession of the eighth and final playoff spot in the Western Conference. The Grizzlies lost to the Spurs in San Antonio and slipped to 45-32. Forward Kevin Durant scored 38 points and set a modern-day NBA record with his 41st consecutive game scoring 25 points or more, one more than Michael Jordan had during the 1991-92 season.
The Scoop: None.
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