2011-12 April Photo Gallery
April 1, 2012
With 3:30 left in the game, Coach Alvin Gentry replaced Steve Nash for what the fans hope is not the last time. Steve received a long standing ovation.
The last ten years in Phoenix have seen this scene repeated over and over: get the ball to Nash. Steve finished the game with eight points and seven assists.
Shannon Brown led the Suns in scoring with 21 points.
Sebastian Telfair was presented with the Dan Majerle Hustle Award and then scored 20 points in the game.
Grant Hill watched his final game of the season from the bench.
Also watching the action in a suit was Chaning Frye.
Michael Redd scored 14 points in what might be his last game in Phoenix. Redd will be an unrestricted free agent.
Robin Lopez scored 10 points and had five rebounds.
Markieff Morris had six points and six rebounds in his last game as a rookie.
Josh Childress scored four points with two dunks for the Suns.
Jared Dudley finished with eight points on the evening.
Marcin Gortat scored nine points, grabbed 10 rebounds, and blocked three shots.
Ronnie Price scored two points and every player in the game for the Suns scored.
Hakim Warrick scored four points from the foul line and was the only Suns player without a field goal.
Grant Hill tried to play on his injured right knee when the Suns traveled to Utah for an elimination game against the Jazz. Hill played only 2:43 before leaving the game with no points or rebounds.
Steve Nash had 14 points and 11 assists and helped bring the Suns back from a 10 point deficit to take the lead in the third period but could not hold on and were eliminated from the playoffs, 100-88.
Jared Dudley, along with Michael Redd, led the Suns in scoring with 15 points. Marcin Gortat grabbed 12 rebounds.
Shannon Brown scored 12 points and had five rebounds as a starter for the injured Channing Frye.
Hakim Warrick had 12 points, five rebounds, and four assists off the bench for the Suns.
Markieff Morris started in place of Hill and recorded six points and four rebounds.
Sebastian Telfair had five points and one assist in a relief role.
The Suns entertained the Nuggets with huge playoff implications on April 21. Steve Nash wasted little time getting his fourth assist with 7:38 remaining in the first period to pass Oscar Robertson for fifth place on the all-time NBA assist list with 9,888.
The Suns were dealt a severe blow when Channing Frye injured his shoulder in the first half. Aaron Nelson attended to Frye who had to leave the game and would not return.
Shannon Brown attempted to keep the Suns in the game with 28 points including a career high six three pointers but the Suns fell 119-107 to Denver.
Marcin Gortat scored 18 points while grabbing 11 rebounds and blocking three shots.
Jared Dudley scored nine points and had six rebounds for the game.
Robin Lopez had eight points and five rebounds off the bench for the Suns.
Steve Nash finished with 13 assists to go with his eight points.
Sebastian Telfair came off the bench to score 15 points for the Suns on six of seven shooting including three of four from long range.
Coach Alvin Gentry knows his Suns are in control of their own destiny for making the playoffs as they headed into a critical game against the Clippers at US Airways Center on April 19.
The Suns can guarantee themselves a playoff spot by winning their last four games in the regular season. Steve Nash supplied the first one by making two free throws with 25.9 seconds remaining to give the Suns the lead and a 93-90 win.
Jared Dudley led the way with 18 points and four assists that included four three pointers.
Channing Frye scored 16 points and made two free throws with two seconds left to give the Suns the three point margin of victory.
Marcin Gortat scored 14 points and pulled down 14 rebounds.
Nash finished with 13 points and six assists.
Sebastian Telfair had 13 points and three assists for the Suns off the bench.
Markieff Morris contributed five points and seven rebounds to the Suns win.
Robin Lopez contributed five points and two rebounds before being ejected for a flagrant foul in the fourth period.
Shannon Brown scored eight points for the Suns.
Jared Dudley led the Suns with 21 points but the Suns fell to the Oklahoma City Thunder 109-97 on April 18 in Phoenix. The loss dropped the Suns to ninth place in the Western Conference, one half game behind Utah.
Channing Frye had 13 points and eight rebounds for the Suns.
Marcin Gortat made only two field goals in 13 attempts while scoring nine points. Marcin also pulled down 12 rebounds.
Steve Nash was in rare early foul trouble but scored 12 points and had five assists.
Shannon Brown scored just seven points on three of nine shooting.
Sebastian Telfair had four points and four assists off the bench.
Marcin Gortat led a balanced attack with 20 points and 10 rebounds as the Suns led wire-to-wire and beat Portland 125-107 on April 16.
Channing Frye was a close second in scoring with 19 points that included eight of eleven from the field.
Shannon Brown scored 16 points and his seven of ten shooting helped the Suns shoot 60% as a team from the field.
Brown also contributed three assists including this play that ended up in Gortat's hands for a layin.
Markieff Morris led the reserves with 14 points, six rebounds, and three assists.
Robin Lopex scored seven points for the Suns.
Steve Nash didn't have to play most of the second half as the Suns maintained a double-digit lead throughout. Nash scored six points and had 13 assists.
Michael Redd scored nine of the 46 points contributed by the reserves.
Sebastian Telfair scored 12 points off the bench for the Suns.
Steve Nash and the rest of the starters found themselves trailing 21-4 six minutes into the first period and were replaced in a 105-91 loss to the San Antonio Spurs on April 14.
Grant Hill played just seven minutes in his second game back after knee surgery. The reserves scored 71 of the Suns points and were able to close within 12 points after trailing by as many as 28.
Marcin Gortat had six points and seven rebounds in limited playing time.
Ronnie Price played significant minutes for the first time this month and scored seven points.
Marcin Gortat came up big with 20 points and 15 rebounds to lead the Suns to a 112-105 victory over the Rockets in Houston. The win moved the Suns into ninth in the Western Conference standings, passing Utah and within a game of both Denver and Houston.
When the Rockets made a late run and closed to within five points, Jared Dudley buried a three pointer with 36 seconds to play to seal the victory.
Steve Nash scored 18 points and had ten assists for the night.
Nash also hit four straight free throws down the stretch to keep the Rockets from getting closer.
Michael Redd again came off the bench to lead the reserves with 13 points.
Sebastian Telfair added 12 points as the Phoenix reserves contributed 38 points to the victory.
A group of Suns fans traveled from Phoenix as SWA Symbol of Freedom contest winners. In addition to bringing signs, they were loud.
Before the game, the Morris twins, Marcus for the Rockets and Markieff for the Suns, had the opportunity to get reaquainted.
Grant Hill talks to reporters after playing in his first game since miniscus surgery on his knee two weeks ago. Hill had four points and six rebounds in his return.
Marcin Gortat led the Suns with 19 points and five rebounds but the Suns could not overcome the Memphis Grizzlies on the road on April 11 and fell 104-93.
The Suns battled back and tied the game in the fourth period much to the delight of the Phoenix bench.
Shannon Brown scored 18 points for the Suns but was only six of seventeen from the field.
Josh Childress came off the bench to score 10 of the 38 points by the reserves.
Steve Nash had 11 points and 10 assists for the game.
Shannon Brown was once again "feeling it" and led the starters with 17 points when the Suns met the Timberwolves in Minnesota on April 9.
Steve Nash did what he does best, pass the ball, but totaled only five assists as the reserves got most of the playing time in a Suns rout, 114-90 over Minnesota.
Markieff Morris led the Suns with 21 points off the bench and helped the reserves score 66 points for the game.
Nash ended with 14 points on six of ten shooting from the field.
Channing Frye did not score inthe first half but contributed nine points in the third period when the Suns put the game away.
Sebastian Telfair once again came off the bench to ignite the bench. Sebastian scored 14 points and had seven assists in the game.
Grant Hill (far right in suit) takes in some of the Traget CEnter entertainment during a timeout.
A look at the inside of the TV production truck during the Phoenix-Minnesota game.
A couple Phoenix and Steve Nash fans drove over five hours just to get to the Target Center to help cheer on the Suns.
Markieff Morris was wearing Kansas Jayhawks warmups prior to the game in Minnesota.
The Suns pack up on April 8 to leave on a critical four game road trip.
The Suns arrive in Minneapolis for a game on April 9 against the Minnesota Timberwolves.
The Suns set a franchise record for fewest turnovers in a game with just three in a 125-105 over the Los Angeles Lakers on April 7. Steve Nash contributed 13 points and 11 assists to the effort.
Michael Redd scored 17 points in the second quarter as the bench played the entire period and put 38 points on the board to take a five point halftime lead after trailing by 10 in the first period.
Shannon Brown led the Suns with 24 points including four three-pointers.
Marcin Gortat blocked four shots to help the Suns achieve a season-high 11 blocks as a team.
Gortat also scored 14 points and had nine rebounds.
Jared Dudley scored just five points as the bench took much of the playing time.
Channing Frye scored 11 points and had five rebounds.
Sebastian Telfair scored 13 points off the bench and handed out seven assists.
Markieff Morris was the third bench player to score in double digits with 13 points and five rebounds. Markieff also helped the Suns blocked shot total with two.
Steve Nash scored 14 points and handed out 11 assists but the Suns didn't score in the last 3:09 and dropped a 105-99 decision in Denver on April 6.
Shannon Brown led the Suns with 18 points and added six rebounds.
Jared Dudley scored 17 points and had four assists for the Suns.
Channing Frye blocked three shots to go with 13 points and 11 rebounds.
Michael Redd was again the spark off the bench with 15 points onthe night.