2011-12 January Photo Gallery
January 1, 2012
Ronnie Price got the start for the injured Steve Nash when the Suns hosted the Dallas Mavericks on January 30.
Marcin Gortat scored 12 first half points to keep the Suns close until a three-point barrage by Dallas put the Suns down by 18 points at the half.
The Suns could get no closer and lost to the Mavericks 124-99. Hill scored 12 points for the Suns.
Jared Dudley scored 15 points for the Suns including three three-pointers and added five rebounds and three assists.
Channing Frye made just one of five field goal attempts while scoring seven points.
Marcin Gortat accomplished another double-double with 17 points and 10 rebounds.
Sebastian Telfair came off the bench to score 13 points and also added six assists.
Markieff Morris scored seven points and had four rebounds.
Steve Nash took on the role of scorer when the Suns entertained the Memphis Grizzlies on January 28. Nash scored 14 first-half points to lead the Suns to a 48-32 halftime advantage.
Jared Dudley hit two big three-pointers but his two free throws with 3.3 seconds left broke a tie and gave the Suns an 86-84 victory. Jared finished with 20 points.
Nash led the Suns in scoring with 21 points but injured his left leg in a collision with the Grizzlies Mark Gasol on the last play of the game.
Marcin Gortat started another double-double string with 13 points and 12 rebounds.
Markieff Morris scored 10 points as a reserve after being replaced in the starting lineup.
Grant Hill also scored eight points and added two rebounds and three assists.
Hakim Warrick came off the bench for eight points and six rebounds for the Suns.
The Suns offensive woes continued when the Suns traveled to Portland on Friday, January 27. Marcin Gortats string of double-doubles was broken as he managed just eight points to go with 10 rebounds in just 28 minutes.
Grant Hill scored 10 points in the first period and the Suns took a three point lead 24-21.
It was all Portland the last three quarters as the Suns fell 109-71. Steve Nash played just 25 minutes scoring five points and adding seven assists.
Shannon Brown scored seven points off the bench for the Suns.
Hakim Warrick scored nine points in a reserve roll to help the Suns avoid a franchise-low for points scored (record is 68).
Marcin Gortat scored eight first quarter points to give the Suns a 10 point lead against Toronto at the end of one quarter when the team returned from a five game road trip on January 24.
Hakim Warrick scored 11 points in the second period but the lead was cut to four at the half, 52-48.
Warrick scored near the end of the third quarter and dunked early in the fourth but the Raptors scored 14 during the same period to take a 10 point lead, 83-73.
Steve Nash hit a three pointer and found Gortat with his 13th assist and the Suns came back to within four points with 5:13 left in the game.
Jared Dudley's stal and dunk made it a two point game with 23 seconds reamining.
Marcin Gortat recorded his ninth straight double-double with 21 points and 12 rebounds but the Suns could get no closer and dropped a 99-96 decision to the Raptors.
Shannon Brown came off the bench to score seven points for the Suns.
The Suns concluded a five game road trip in Dallas on January 23.
Grant Hill scored 12 points to give the Suns a 27-25 lead with 2:37 left in the first period. Hill finished with 19 points and eight rebounds for the game.
Shannon Brown scored ten points in the second period to help offset a 9-0 Dallas run and keep the Suns within three points at 49-46 at halftime. Brown finished the game with 14 points.
Dallas ran off to a 15 point advantage in the third period and the Suns never recovered, losing 93-87. Marcin Gortat scored 19 points, grabbed 17 rebounds, and blocked three shots to extend his double-double streak to eight.
Steve Nash weaves his way through traffic to pass for 12 assists and score eight points.
Jared Dudley scored just three points but grabbed eight rebounds for the Suns.
Six players blocked shots, Marcin Gortat scored 16 points, and the Suns took a 46-35 lead at Boston on January 20.
Trailing by three with less than two minutes to go in the third period, Jared Dudley scored twice to start a 12-0 run by the Suns to take a 64-55 lead.
Shannon Brown scored four points during the run and finished with seven for the game.
The Suns held the lead to defeat the Celtics 79-71. Grant Hill contributed nine points, eight rebounds, and three assists.
Channing Frye hit a huge three-point shot with 6:39 remaining in the game to give the Suns an eight point lead.
Steve Nash scored 11 points and added nine assists.
Robin Lopez had three points, two rebounds and a blocked shot in ten minutes of play.
Coach Alvin Gentry made changes to the starting lineup when the Suns played at New York on January 18. But Steve Nash, with 16 first-half points, gave the Suns a 45-42 lead at the half.
Shannon Brown scored nine points in under four minutes late in the fourth period.
Brown's last points gave the Suns an 85-80 lead with 35 secodn to play and drew congratulations from his teammates.
Steve Nash made six straight free throws in the last 17 seconds to offset two three-pointers by the Knicks and the Suns held on for a 91-88 victory. Nash had 26 points and 11 assists.
Brown finished the night with 14 points and helped the Suns end a five game losing streak.
Grant Hill also scored 14 point in the win.
The Suns ran into a buzzsaw when they met the Bulls in Chicago on January 17. The Suns scored 31 first quarter points but still trailed by eight.
The Suns trailed by 20 at the half and could get no closed as the Bulls won 118-97. Channing Frye scored just four points.
Steve Nash scored 25 points, a season high, and added nine assists.
Marcin Gortat scored another double-double with 14 points and 15 rebounds for the Suns.
Steve Nash and his Suns teammates looked to start a road winning streak when they met the Spurs in San Antonio at the start of a five-game road trip.
Nash scored with just under five minutes to go to get the Suns within five points but they could get no closer and dropped a 102-91 decision to the Spurs. Nash scored 20 points and added 10 assists.
Marcin Gortat led the Suns with 24 points and 14 rebounds.
Makkiel Morris scored 14 points off the bench for the Suns.
Shannon Brown scored ten poiints off the bench.
Jared Dudley scored 12 points and had eight rebounds for the Suns.
Robin Lopez had just one free throw for the Suns on the night.
Grant Hill scored just four points for the Suns.
Channing Frye's shooting slump continued as he failed to connect on seven attempts and did not score.
Steve Nash and Grant Hill were unable to play against New Jersey on January 13 due to injuries. Ronnie Price started for Nash and had a seson-high 18 points.
Shannon Brown started for Hill and scored 13 points. The Suns trailed by three at the half.
Despite a team-leading 20 points and 10 rebounds for Marcin Gortat, the Suns could not stay with the Nets and dropped a 110-103 decision.
With Price and Brown in the tarting lineup, the bench could contribute only 19 points. Hakim Warrick scored four for the Suns.
Michael Redd played just over 12 minutes in his second game with the Suns, scoring two points.
Grant Hill was injured less than two minutes into the game when the Suns entertained Cleveland on January 12.
Michael Redd entered his first game for the Suns when Hill was injured and took advantage of the situation.
Redd hit his first two shots, both three-pointers, in his first two minutes in the game.
Redd also scored on a layin for eight first half points but Cleveland led at the break by eight.
Despite six players in double figures, the Suns fell further behind and lost to the Cavaliers 101-90. Hakim Warrick scored just two points for the Suns.
Marcin Gortat scored 14 points and added 10 rebounds and five blocked shots.
Steve Nash had a double-double with 16 points and 15 assists.
Jared Dudley barely missed double digits with eight points and seven rebounds.
Channing Frye hit two three-pointers among his 12 points and added seven rebounds.
Shannon Brown had 11 of the Suns 40 pointsoff the bench.
Steve Nash led the Suns into Los Angeles for a meeting with the Lakers on January 10. The Suns jumped to a 19-10 lead in the first period.
After the Lakers ran off 15 straight points, Marcin Gortat and the Suns responded with a run of their own and pulled within four at the half. Gortat already had eight points and nine rebounds by halftime.
Channing Frye led the Suns scoring at the half with 12 points including two three-pointers.
Grant Hill always guards the opponents best offensive player and that means Kobe Bryant when the Suns play the Lakers.
Shannon Brown found himself in the middle of players that were teammates last year when he played for the Lakers.
The Suns came back to take the lead in the third period but another 10 point Lakers run in the fourth quarter helped Los Angeles prevail 99-83.
Nash finished with 13 points and eight assists.
Hill finished the game with four points, six rebounds, and three assists.
The Suns and Steve Nash picked up where they left off Friday against Portland and immediately took a ten point lead on the visiting Milwaukee Bucks. Nash had 10 assists by halftime as the Suns maintained the ten point lead at halftime.
Marcin Gortat scored 10 of his team-leading 18 points in the third period as the Suns scored 34 points to take a 25 point lead.
Grant Hill scored eight of his 14 points in the third period as the Suns cruised to a 109-93 victory.
Channing Frye found his three-point touch by hitting four-of-four and finishing with 16 points.
Hakim Warrick had a double-double with 13 points and ten rebounds.
Jared Dudley scored 11 points and added seven rebounds for the Suns.
Shannon Brown came off the bench to score 14 of the 40 points by the bench.
Nash finished the game with 17 assists and ten points in three periods of play.
Steve Nash had a perfect shooting night (FG 7-7, 3-pt 2-2, FT 1-1) finishing with 17 points and nine assists. Nash played less than three quarters as the Suns routed Portland 102-77 on January 6.
Jared Dudley led the Suns in scoring with 18 points on seven of eleven shooting from the field.
Marcin Gortat had the splint removed from his broken thumb and responded with 12 points and eight rebounds.
Robin Lopez gets congratulations for pulling down 12 rebounds to lead the Suns.
The Suns introduced a new dance team, the Sundance Kids.
Shannon Brown helped the bench score 45 points and grab 31 rebounds with 14 and 5 respectively.
Nash checks out Alvin Gentry's instructions while watching the fourth period from the bench.
Channing Frye continues to look for his shooting touch, hittiing just one of five from the field.
Markieff Morris came within one rebound of a double-double with 13 points and nine rebounds.
Ronnie Price passed out five assists off the bench.
Hakim Warrick scored 12 for the Suns.
Jared Dudley and the Phoenix Suns took on the defending NBA Champion Dallas Mavericks in Dallas on January 4. Dudley finished the game with 10 points.
Despite 15 points and 12 assists from Steve Nash, the Suns dropped a 98-89 decision to the Mavericks.
Marcin Gortat led the Suns in scoring with 22 and rebounds with 10.
Grant Hill had 14 points to go along with three rebounds and two assists.
Robin Lopez scored four points in limited action.
Sebastian Telfair scored four points for the Suns in six minutes of action.
Grant Hill and the Phoenix Suns returned home to open the 2012 portion of the season on January 2. The Suns bested the Warriors 102-91.
Tipoff was 1:30 pm at Airways Center.
Hill's jumper with 5:47 left in the second quarter gave the Suns a five point lead.
Robin Lopez fires a jumper in the second quarter.
Steve Nash led the Suns in scoring with 21 poiints ans had 9 assists in the 102-91win.
Marcin Gortat puts up a shot. He finished with five points on the night.
The Suns coaches watch from the sidelines.
Jared Dudley launches a shot over Monta Ellis. Dudley finished with 15 points.
Shannon Brown finished with 10 points in Monday's win over Golden State.
Markieff Morris pulls down one of nine rebounds to go with 16 points off the bench for the Suns.