2011-12 March Photo Gallery
March 1, 2012
Marcin Gortat scored 23 points but the Suns could not overcome a second quarter where the reserves contributed just two points and fell to the Clippers in Los Angeles 103-86 on March 28.
Steve Nash handed out 15 assists but scored just one point and that on a technical foul free throw.
Shannon Brown scored 10 points in his second consecutive start for Grant Hill.
Jared Dudley came back from a two point outing the previous night to total 10 points and four assists.
Michael Redd scored seven second half points off the bench for the Suns.
Phoenix returned home on March 27 for a meeting with the San Antonio Spurs. The Suns started the night in tenth place in the Western Conference but just 2-1/2 games out of fifth.
Inserted into the starting lineup, Shannon Brown scored a season-high 32 points but the Spurs made 10 straight points early in the fourth period and the Suns couldn't recover in a 107-100 loss.
Marcin Gortat provided a doouble-double with 21 points and 14 rebounds while adding two blocks.
Steve Nash added 16 points, eight assists, and five rebounds for the Suns.
Channing Frye scored seven points and had seven rebounds for the Suns and also had two blocked shots.
Brown played 42 minutes in place of the jnjured Grant Hill. He made five of ten three point attempts and all five of his free throws.
Marcin Gortat scored the first ten points of the game and the Suns never looked back in a 108-83 afternoon victory over the Cavaliers in Cleveland on March 25. Gortat finished with 22 points and eight rebounds.
Channing Frye stood tall over the Cavaliers with 11 points, four rebounds, five assists, and a steal.
Steve Nash found teammates for 13 assists as the starters and reserves evenly divided the 108 point total for the Suns.
Markieff Morris led the bench with 22 points including nine in a row when the Cavaliers had closed to within six points in the second perios.
Shannon Brown came off the bench to add 16 points to the reserves total.
Sebastian Telfair scored seven points and handed out six assists.
Steve Nash handed out 17 assists to lead the Suns to a 113-111 victory over the Indiana Pacers on March 23.
Grant Hill scored 22 points for the Suns who won for the first time in this third game of a four game Eastern road trip.
Sebastian Telfair scored five of the 35 points scored by the bench.
Jared Dudley scored 10 points and recorded a one-handed dunk for his fourth dunk of the season.
Marcin Gortat led the Suns in scoring with 23 points and in rebounding with eight.
Marcin Gortat matched up with former teammate Dwight Howard in Orlando on March 21. The Magic defeated the Suns 103-93 to drop the Suns one game below .500 for the season.
Head Coach Alvin Gentry saw the Suns fall behind early and never make a serious run until late in the fourth period.
Jared Dudley scored 13 points in the first period but finished with just 17.
Robin Lopez scored 14 of the 45 points scored by the reserves.
Grant Hill scored 19 points and the Suns had a ten point lead with seven minutes left but surrendered 17 straight points and lost to the Miami Heat 99-95 on March 20.
Marcin Gortat scored 13 points and added eight rebounds for the Suns.
Steve Nash had ten assists and also scored nine points.
Markieff Morris led the bench with 12 points. Markieff blocked this shot to stop a three-on-one fast break and hustled down court to score.
Shannon Brown scored nine points and added three rebounds and three assists.
Sebastian Telfair added eight points to the bench total of 42.
Michael Redd scored 14 straight points for the Suns in the second period as the Suns cruised to a 99-86 win over the Houston Rockets on March 18 for their fourth straight victory.
Redd finished the night with a season-high 25 points to lead all scorers.
Grant Hill had 10 points, five rebounds, and seven assists for the Suns.
Marcin Gortat helped the Suns hold the Rockets to a season-low 36 points in the first half with his defense.
Steve Nash again had double figures in assists with eleven.
Gortat also scored 15 points, pulled down 10 rebounds, and blocked two shots for the Suns.
Channing Frye scored 19 points and added eight rebounds.
Robin Lopez came off the bench for eight points and three rebounds.
Markieff Morris had four points and four rebounds in the game.
The only question on the night was whether this should count as a dunk for Jared Dudley. If so, it would be his third of the year.
Sebastian Telfair scored five points and had four assists off the bench for the Suns.
Shannon Brown scored five points for the Suns off the bench.
Jared Dudley scored 18 first half points when the Suns entertained the Detroit Pistons on March 16. Despite the output, the Suns trailed by five at the half. Dudley then gave the Suns the lead with 4:21 left in the game on a layup.
Channing Frye followed with his second three-pointer in two minutes and the Suns had a five point lead with 3:28 remaining.
Robin Lopez added three free throws to keep the Suns lead at four with just 35.7 seconds remaining. Robin scored 14 points for the game.
After a night off, Steve Nash returned to the Suns lineup to find teammates for 17 assists in yet another come from behind victory, 109-101 over the Pistons.
Grant Hill also returned to the lineup with 14 points, three rebounds, and three assists.
Marcin Gortat scored 16 points and pulled down five rebounds for the Suns.
Markieff Morris scored just four points while being limited by foul trouble.
With Steve Nash and Grant Hill sitting this one out, Shannon Brown found himself in the starting lineup at the Los Angeles Clippers on March 15. Brown's three-pointer with 2:25 left in the game gave the Suns their first lead since early in the first period 87-85.
Brown sealed the deal with four free throws in a 91-87 Suns win. The Suns had trailed by 17 points in the third period. Brown led the Suns with 21 points, including the last seven.
Sebastian Telfair also found himself in the starting lineup. Telfair scored seven points and had eight assists.
Michael Redd came off the bench to score six points and grab four rebounds.
Markieff Morris also came off the bench and contributed 10 points and six rebounds. Markieff hit a big three-pointer during the Suns fourth quarter rally.
Jared Dudley scored 11 points and pulled down six rebounds.
Robin Lopez again provided a defensive spark while scoring eight points off the bench.
Ronnie Price saw some action and provided six points and two assists.
Frye, Dudley, and Brown celebrate another come-from-behind victory.
The Suns managed only 22 first-quarter points to fall behind by eight then stormed back with 98 in the last three periods to defeat the Utah Jazz 120-111 in Phoenix on March 14. Channing Frye led the comeback with 26 points and nine rebounds.
Marcin Gortat scored on 10 of 12 field goal attempts for a total of 25 points.
Jared Dudley scored 21 points including four of six from three point range. Dudley and Frye hit all nine of the Suns super shots on 16 attempts.
Steve Nash passsed for 16 assists and kept Utah at bay down the stretch with clutch free throws and totaled 12 points.
Robin Lopez contributed five points, three rebounds, and this blocked shot to the Suns effort.
Sebastian Telfair hit some big shots during a Utah fourthe quarter surge and finished with eight points on fou of five shooting.
Steve Nash scored 25 points and added 10 assists but the Minnesota Timberwolves won a shootout in Phoenix 127-124 on March 12.
The Suns won their sixth straight home game after falling behind by at least ten points. The game included Dudley's second dunk of the season.
Grant Hill had 12 points and seven rebounds for the Suns.
Jared Dudley scored 28 points and grabbed nine rebounds but the Suns couldn't overcome 14 three-pointers by the Timberwolves.
Marcin Gortat scored just eight points and had four rebounds while playing with foul trouble.
Robin Lopez picked up the slack with 10 points off the bench in relief of Gortat.
Grant Hill experienced back spasms throughout the game but still managed 10 points and four assists.
Channing Frye hit four of six three point attempts and finished with 18 points for the Suns.
Shannon Brown came off the bench for 11 points but the Minnesota bench outscored the Suns 52-35.
Louise Turner, wife of Suns assistant coach Elston Turner, performed the National Anthem before the game on March 10 when the Suns entertained the Memphis Grizzlies.
Marcin Gortat was featured in the players circle before the game on Polish Heritage Night at US AIrways Center.
Memphis led by as many as 11 in the first half but nine straight points and two rebounds by Jared Dudley near the end of the second period turned a six point deficit into a three poiint lead.
Robin Lopez scored to end the first half to give the Suns a 53-51 lead. Robin finished with 11 points and seven rebounds as the Suns defeated the Grizzlies 98-91.
Jared Dudley continued his assault on Memphis in the second half to finish with 19 points and seven rebounds.
Marcin Gortat scored 15 points and added nine rebounds with over 500 fellow countrymen attending the game on Polish Heritage Night.
Steve Nash scored 11 points and handed out 15 assists as the Suns won their fifth in a row at home and seventh of the last nine overall.
Channing Frye scored 10 points with six rebounds.
Shannon Brown came off the bench to score eight points and add six rebounds.
Grant Hill scored 14 points and added six rebounds to the Suns total of 52 on the night to just 35 for the Grizzlies.
The Phoenix Suns tipped off their second game in two nights against a top Western Conference team when they took on the Dallas Mavericks on March 8.
Marcin Gortat scored ten first half points but the Suns trailed the Mavericks by nine, 53-44.
Jared Dudley scored near the end of the third period to put the Suns in the lead 78-76 capping a 17-4 Suns run to end the third period. Jared scored 18 point on the night.
Gortat scored 16 points to go with 11 rebounds and the Suns survived a late Dallas rally to win 96-94.
Steve Nash had 11 points and 11 assists for the game. The Suns wore their "Los Suns" jerseys to pay tribute ot its Latin American heritage.
Channing Frye scored just five points but also contributed five assists to the Suns victory.
The Suns have now won seven of their last nine games.
Grant Hill scored 15 points and kept the Mavericks Dirk Nowitski in check most of the night.
Hakim Warrick came off the bench to score nine points (seven on free throws and this dunk) and grab four rebounds.
Shannon Brown came off the bench to score seven points.
Marcin Gortat and the Phoenix Suns looked to extend their winning streak to four in Oklahoma City on March 7.
Jared Dudley scored to give the Suns a 84-68 lead midway through the third period. Jared finished with a double-double, 17 points and 11 rebounds.
Shannon Brown scored 11 points off the bench but the Suns couldn't hold off the Thunder and dropped a 115-104 decision.
Steve Nash found teammates for 13 assists and scored 12 points.
Gortat led the Suns with 28 points and also pulled down 11 rebounds.
Robin Lopez scored three points and had three rebounds off the bench for the Suns.
Steve Nash scored 19 points and handed out seven assists to lead the Suns over the Sacramento Kings 96-88 on March 4 at US Airways Center.
Grant Hill scored just eight points but hit two critical jump shots in the last two miniutes to hold off the Kings.
Jared Dudley scored 14 points including a three-pointer that gave the Suns an 11 point lead with 7:45 remaining in the game.
Marcin Gortat had yet another huge double-double with 14 points and 17 rebounds as the Suns won their third game in a row.
Channing Frye had 11 points and 10 rebounds in the victory.
Shannon Brown cntributed 13 of the 30 points scored by the bench.
Grant Hill started a 16-5 run for the Suns to break a 47-47 tie and give the Suns a 63-52 lead when the Suns entertained the Los Angeles Clippers on March 2.
Markieff Morris hit a three-pointer to end the run and the third period and give the Suns an 11 point lead.
Channing Frye hit a three-pointer during the run after missing all ten shots in the first half.
Steve Nash scored only six points and six assists but kept the Suns in the lead with free throws at the end of a Suns 81-78 victory.
Jared Dudley scored 22 points to lead the Suns in scoring and clinched the win with two free throws with 13.3 seconds remaining.
Marcin Gortat had 18 points and 14 rebounds for another double-double.
Frye co-led the Suns with 14 rebounds.
Shannon Brown scored six points for the Suns off the bench.
Grant Hill scored a season-high 20 points to lead the Suns over the Minnesota Timberwolves on March 1 at US Airways Center.
Marcin Gortat grabbed just six rebounds but contributed 17 points and held the NBA's leading rebounder, Kevin Love, to 10 boards.
Channing Frye hit a big three pointer that started a 13-2 Suns run late in the third period to wipe out a six point deficit and put Phoenixx in the lead by five.
Steve Nash scored 13 points and handed out 17 assists on the night. Nash was also the Suns leading rebounder with eight.
Jared Dudley scored 12 points and grabbed 7 rebounds for the Suns.