2009-10 Suns April Gallery
April 10, 2010
Steve Nash and the Phoenix Suns picked up where they left off the previous evening and wrapped up the third seed in the Western Conference with a 100-86 win at Utah on April 14. Nash had 11 assists in the game to wrap up his fourth NBA assist title.
Channing Frye scored 15 of the 50 points put on the board by the Suns bench. Frye also had two of the Suns six blocked shots in the first half when they built a 59-42 lead.
Jason Richardson scored 12 points for the Suns. Phoenix opens the playoffs in Phoenix on Sunday night against Portland.
Amar'e Stoudemire scored 10 points and pulled down seven rebounds for the Suns.
Grant Hill scored 11 points, one of six Suns in double figures for the night.
Jason Richardson scored seven of the Suns first 12 points when the Denver Nuggets visited Phoenix on April 13 with the third seed in the Western Conference on the line. Phoenix jumped to a 20-4 lead.
Steve Nash scored seven points and added two assists in the first quarter.
Amare Stoudemire scored ten points and the Suns took a 38-26 lead after one period.
When Goren Dragic hit a three-pointer with 5:26 left in the half, the Suns led 49-31.
Four minutes later Jared Dudley hit a three-pointer for the Suns to push the lead to 23 points at 68-45. Dudley had seven points in the second period.
Channing Frye hit four three-pointers on the night including one to end the third period and give the Suns a 97-70 lead.
Nash added seven assists in the third quarter to bring his total to ten and accomplish another double-double where he ranks sixth in the NBA.
Suns Coach Alvan Gentry orchestrated the 123-101 rout from the sidelines.
Amar'e scored 26 points and added eight rebounds without seeing any action in the fourth period.
Bringing new meaning to the term face guarding, Louis Amundson is fouled on a dunk. Lou scored 10 points on the evening.
Characters from "Star Wars: The Clone Wars" greeted fans prior to the Suns game against Houston on April 11.
David Griffin, Suns Senior Vice President for Basketball Operations, presented Amar'e Stoudemire with his NBA Player of the Month Award for March.
Steve Nash hit this three-pointer in the first period but the Rockets hit five of their own in the quarter and the Rockets led 36-33.
Amar'e Stoudemire scored 17 points in the first half and the Suns came back to outscore the Rockets by eight in the second period to lead by five at the break, 62-57.
The Star Wars characters entertained the crowd during the game.
Goren Dragic scored ten points to help the Suns take a 14 point lead but the Rockets came back to take the lead with 6:27 left to play.
After Amar'e made a spectacular baseline save, he took a return pass and scored to tie the game and ignite a 14-0 run that decided a 116-106 Suns victory. Stat finished with 36 points and 13 rebounds.
Nash hit the first of four straight three-pointers for the Suns to give them the lead for good.
Channing Frye then hit two more three-pointers and the Suns were on their way to a 12 point lead.
Jason Richardson also hit a three-pointer in the Suns run.
Fans were entertained to a post-game concert by "Smash Mouth."
Jason Richardson scored the first five points of the game as the Suns raced to a 12-4 early lead when they visited the Oklahoma City Thunder on April 9.
Steve Nash also scored five of the Suns first 12 points and ended the half with seven points and nine assists but the Suns found themselves trailing 58-57 at the break.
Amar'e Stoudemire scored 17 points in the first half but the Suns could score only 12 points in the entire third period, including a seven minute stretch with just one free throw, and entered the fourth quarter down by ten points, 79-69.
Gore Dragic hit a three-poiinter with 6:30 to go in the game and the Suns closed the gap to three at 85-82.
Amar'e kept the Suns close the rest of the way but the Suns couldn't get any closer than three and dropped a 96-91 decision. Stoudemire finished with 24 points and 15 rebounds.
Grant Hill scored eight points for the Suns.
Grant Hill scored five first quarter points to help keep the Suns even with San Antonio at 29 each when they entertained the Spurs on April 7.
Amar'e Stoudemire's three point play with the score tied at 50 started the Suns on an 11-2 run late in the second quarter.
Steve Nash scored the last five points of the half on a three-pointer and two free throws to give the Suns a 61-52 lead. Nash finished the half with 16 points and nine assists.
Amar'e scored seven points early in the third period and the Suns were leading by 10.
Jason Richardson scored seven points and Channing Frye added a three-pointer and the Suns took a 14 point lead with 1:44 left in the third period. JR finished the game with 20 points.
Nash continued to find the open man and had 12 assits for the game through three quarters.
Goren Dragic allowed Nash to sit out the entire fourth period as the Suns built a 17 point lead thanks to Dragic's two key steals. Goren finished with seven points (all in the fourth quarter) and four assists.
Amar'e finished the night with 29 points and eight rebounds as the Suns beat the Spurs 112-101.
Nash finished with 18 points and 12 assists without playing the fourth quarter.
Amar'e Stoudemire and the Phoenix Suns tried to win their fourth road game in five nights when they met Milwaukee on April 3. Although Amar'e scored 22 points and grabbed eight rebounds, little else went right and the Suns were beaten 107-98.
With the starters getting some time off, Leandro Barbosa played 23 minutes and responded with 21 points.
Goran Dragic played 27 minutes and scored 20 points aand helped the Suns cut a 26 point lead to nine in the final minutes.
Steve Nash scored 10 points and had five assists in limited action.
Amare Stoudemire scored 17 of his team-leading 29 points in the first half to help the Suns take a six point lead to the locker room after leading by 17 in the second quarter when the Suns took on the Pistons in Detroit on April 2.
The Suns had their three-point game going with Jared Dudley, Grant Hill, and Jason Richardson combining for 12 of the Suns total of 15. Hill and Richardson each hit three but Dudley led the way with six supershots among his career high of 20 points.
Hill scored 15 points and handed out six assists for the game as the Suns increased the lead throughout the second half to win their tenth straight game 109-94.
Steve Nash was able to rest some while the reserves played significant minutes but still contributed nine points and seven assists.
Channing Frye brought more than his three point shooting to Detroit with five rebounds, four assists, and three blocked shots to go with his two three-pointers.