2009 Summer Suns
January 1, 2009
The final game of the 2009 Summer League in Las Vegas featured the Suns and Los Angeles Clippers. Robin Lopez tipped off the game for Phoenix.
Robin Lopez provided this dunk on the way to a Suns victory and a 3-2 record in the league.
The game featured a matchup of the Griffin brothers, Taylor for Phoenix (left) and Blake for the Clippers.
Taylor Griffin shows off his jumper.
Robin Lopez vs. 2009's No. 1 overall pick, Blake Griffin.
Summer Suns Head Coach Dan Majerle and rookie Earl Clark.
Point guard Goran Dragic gets around Griffin.
Taylor Griffin, his brother Blake and Earl Clark (L-R).
Taylor offers his rookie teammate a hand.
Coach Majerle talks strategy during a timeout.
Forward/center Jiri Hubalek goes up for two.
Guard Zabian Dowdell surveys the competition at the Thomas & Mack Center.
Coach Majerle offers up some encouragement to his guard.
Hubalek heads to the bench during a break in the action.
Going up for a jump ball.
2008 Suns rookies Robin Lopez and Goran Dragic.
Dragic worms his way between Clipper defenders.
Griffin rips down a rebound.
Forwards Carlos Powell and Taylor Griffin.
Hubalek gets a wide-open look at the basket.
Forward Josh Carter moves the ball up the court.
Dragic played chief playmaker for the Summer Suns in Las Vegas.
Carter racked up eight points in Sunday's game vs. the Clippers.
Lopez, Griffin and guard Micah Downs (L-R) look on.
Suns shooters had a field day during the five-game exhibition.
Dowdell calls a play.
Dowdell moves the ball up the court.
Center Kaspars Berzins shows off his jumper.
Coach Majerle talks with his center.
Lopez battles for a putback.
Griffin racked up six boards and four points vs. the Clippers.
Earl Clark collected 16 points and four boards en route to the Suns' win over the Clippers.
Goran Dragic had 21 points and seven assists vs. the Clippers.
Dragic goes up for two.
Micah Downs had five points and three rebounds vs. L.A.
A determined Earl Clark prepares to make his move.
Downs goes up for two.
Griffin attacks the basket.
Griffin takes a pass from his playmaker.
Penn State's Geary Claxton shows off his jumper.
Dragic gets off a quick shot.
Dragic looks for an open teammate.
The Griffin brothers meet after the Suns' victory.
Latvian center Kaspars Berzins takes on Memphis in Saturday's exhibition.
Virginia Tech's Zabian Dowdell drives the lane vs. Memphis.
Iowa State's Jiri Hubalek goes to work in the COX Pavilion.
Berzins, Hubalek, Dowdell and Taylor Griffin head to the Suns bench.
Goran Dragic resumed his floor general responsibilities in Las Vegas.
Robin Lopez works the glass in a losing effort vs. Memphis.
Hubalek did his best to impress during the five-game exhibition schedule.
Gonzaga's Micah Downs shows off his jumper.
Texas A & M's Josh Carter looks on as a teammate shoots free throws.
Robin Lopez and Goran Dragic look on during the Suns' 37-point loss Saturday.
Forward/center Jiri Hubalek scored a team-high 20 points in Friday's 95-89 win over the D-League Select team in Las Vegas.
Robin Lopez wrapped up his third game of the Summer League with 10 points, six boards and four blocked shots in Friday's win.
Earl Clark followed up his stellar debut two days earlier with a near double-double Friday vs. the D-League Select squad.
Suns.com's Brad G. Faye and Stefan Swiat look on from courtside as Goran Dragic drives past his defender, en route to a game-high eight assists Friday.
First-round draft pick Earl Clark scored a team-high 13 points in Wednesday's one-point loss to the Raptors.
Tyler Griffin was 4-of-5 from the field and finished his night with eight points vs. the Raptors.
Forward Josh Carter pulls up to drain two of his six points in the 74-73 Suns loss.
Goran Dragic speeds past Toronto's Roko Ukic en route to a seven-assist night.
The "Summer Suns" tipped-off their five-game 2009 NBA Summer League schedule vs. the Dallas Mavericks on July 12.
The young Suns huddle up backstage before taking the court at Cox Pavilion.
The old veteran of the bunch, third-year swingman Alando Tucker is introduced to the crowd at the Cox Pavilion.
Japanese guard Takuya Kawamura was a late addition to the Suns' summer roster.
Second-round draft pick Taylor Griffin made his debut in a Suns uniform.
The Suns' summer league squad is led by assistant coach Dan Majerle.
NBA hopeful Josh Carter concentrates at the line.
Tucker scored 15 points in the opener.
Kawamura enjoys the courtside seat.
The Suns leave the floor with a hard-fought 95-90 win.
Thunder Dan meets the press.
Lopez talks about his game-high 24 points and 16 boards after the win.
Griffin admits he had some butterflies in his debut, but enjoyed his first taste of NBA action.
Iced up after the win, the Suns head back to their hotel. Game two is set for Wednesday vs. Toronto.