2011-12 December Photo Gallery
December 20, 2011
Jared Dudley and the Phoenix Suns attempted to win back-to-back road games when they visited Oklahoma City on New Year's Eve. Dudley scored 14 points but the Suns fell 107-97 to the Thunder.
Shannon Brown scores on a reverse layup for two of his nine points off the bench. The reserves scored 55 of the Suns points.
Steve Nash scored eight points and handed out six assists in just 22 minutes of action.
Ronnie Price scored five points in 15 minutes of action.
Hakim Warrick scored 16 points to lead the Suns to their first win of the season with a 93-78 win at the New Orlean Hornets on December 30.
Channing Frye pulled down 16 rebounds for the Suns in addition to his 10 points.
Jared Dudley also scored 16 points for the Suns.
Steve Nash passed out 12 assists and scored seven points.
Marcin Gortat blocked four shots and scored 12 points on six of eght shooting. Gortat also grabbed seven rebounds.
Grant Hill was one of six players in double figures with 10 points while adding three assists and three rebounds.
Shannon Brown scored 11 points to help the Suns bench outscore the Hornets 38-24.
Robin Lopez scored four points in limited action.
Coach Alvin Gentry had a lot to yell about on December 28 when the Suns met the Philadelphia 76ers. The Suns fell behind early and lost their second straight to start the season, 103-83.
Steve Nash tried to get the Suns going but ended with just four points n 17 minutes of play.
Marcin Gortat could manage just four points and eight rebounds while continuing to play with a broken thumb.
Ronnie Price led the Suns in scoring with 16 points off the bench.
Grant Hill scored 14 points for the Suns.
Hakim Warrick also scored 14 points.
Shannon Brown scored the first points for the Suns inthe third period with 5:48 left after Philadelphia had scored 19 points in a row to put the game away.
Fans lined up early for the Suns regular season home opener on December 26 against the New Orleans Hornets at America West Arena.
The coaches enter the arena prior to the game.
Steve Nash gives the fans some high fives as he makes his entrance.
The Phoenix Suns tip off the 2011-12 season.
The Suns received some support from far away.
With the Suns trailing 47-41 at the half, the Suns went on an 18-7 run to take a 59-54 lead with Steve Nash scoring nine points and contributing four assists.
Robin Lopez led the Suns in scoring with 21 points and also grabbed seven rebounds but it wasnt enough as the Hornets came back to nip the Suns 85-84.
Nash scored 14 points and led all players with 12 assists.
Rookie Markieff Morris led the Suns with nine rebounds and scored seven points.
Playing with a broken thumb, Marcin Gortat scored 13 points and grabbed 5 rebounds.
Grant Hill scored six points and added seven rebounds.
Jared Dudley scored 17 points but the Suns dropped their final preseason game 110-85 to the Denver Nuggets.
Hakim Warrick added 15 points off the bench.
Shannon Brown also scored in double figures off the bench with 14 points.
Rookie Markieff Morris was the third Suns player to score in double digits off the bench with 12 points and also added seven rebounds.
Steve Nash handed out eight assists while scoring five points.
Robin Lopez started for Marcin Gortat, out with a broken thumb, and scored four points to go with six rebounds.
The Phoenix Suns opened the 2011-12 pre-season in Denver against the Nuggets.
Seven players scored in double figures for the Suns with Marcin Gortat leading the way with 14 points but the Suns dropped their first game 127-110. Gortat also pulled down eight rebounds in 25 minutes of play.
Steve Nash scored 11 points and added five assists in 20 minutes.
Josh Childress scored seven for the Suns.
First round draft pick Markieff Morris scored 10 points and led the Suns with eight rebounds.
Hakim Warrick also scored 14 points off the bench. Eleven players played at least 15 minutes for the Suns.
Ronnie Price scored nine points and added four assists.
Shannon Brown had 12 points for the Suns.