Posted: April 9, 2012

The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame has announced that Phoenix Suns forward Grant Hill, University of Connecticut men’s head coach Jim Calhoun and the Founder and Director of the Institute for Diversity and Ethics In Sport, Dr. Richard Lapchick, have been named this year’s winners of The Mannie Jackson - Basketball’s Human Spirit Award. The winners will be recognized on September 6th during events leading up to the 2012 Basketball Hall of Fame Enshrinement Ceremonies.

By Justin Einhorn
Posted: April 9, 2012

As the Minnesota Timberwolves' playoff hopes continue to fade, the Phoenix Suns are staying in the thick of the race.

Phoenix kicks off a four-game road trip Monday night seeking its fifth win in six games and trying to extend Minnesota's season-worst losing streak to six.

The Suns had the Western Conference's third-worst record on Feb. 18 but have since gone 17-8, climbing within one game of Denver for the eighth and final playoff berth.