Month-By-Month: February 2007
January 1, 2007
The Phoenix Suns found themselves matched up against one of the league's most aggressive teams on February 27 in Indianapolis.
Although they didn't come easy, forward Shawn Marion still managed to score 22 points. Phoenix, however, still trailed big in the third quarter.
Entering the fourth and final quarter of play, the Suns knew they would need to play perfect basketball to grab a win. Amar
In the closing minutes, Steve Nash put on his cape and scored 25 as the Suns came back to win, 103-92.
It was a memorable night for forward Amar
Steve Nash enjoyed another double-double, scoring 14 points and handing out 13 assists.
Leandro Barbosa drives into the paint looking to score two of his 19 points.
It was STAT who proved to be the difference, however, the All-Star contributing 43 points, 16 rebounds and six assists.
In what proved to be a close contest down the stretch, Phoenix held on for a 115-106 victory - their fourth straight.
On February 23, the Phoenix Suns were in Minnesota looking for a victory over the Timberwolves.
Two-time MVP Steve Nash helped Phoenix grab the lead early, dishing out a game-high 15 assists.
Suns forward Amar
Off the bench, James Jones had the hot hand from the outside scoring 16 points.
As he has all season long, Leandro Barbosa also gave a solid effort in his role as sixth man.
Raja Bell scored 10 as the Suns went on to win, 116-104.
On February 21, the Phoenix Suns took on the Boston Celtics in their second contest in as many nights.
Point guard Steve Nash looks to dish off one of his game-high 13 assists.
The two-time MVP also scored 14 while helping Phoenix take the lead.
On February 20, it didn't appear anybody could hold off the Suns as they took on the Clippers at the STAPLES Center.
The game marked the return of two-time MVP Steve Nash who was hoping to put an end to Phoenix's three-game losing streak.
In limited action, Nash scored 13 points, handed out 12 assists and helped the Suns to a big lead early.
Off the bench, Leandro Barbosa scored 16 points while handing out five assists.
Pat Burke also proved to be a presence off the bench, the center scoring seven points and grabbing a game-high 10 rebounds.
Forward Shawn Marion cleaned the glass nine times while scoring a game-high 31 points.
The total team effort helped the Suns never look back from their early lead on their way to a 115-90 victory.
With Leandro Barbosa again getting the starting nod for an injured Steve Nash, the Suns took on the SuperSonics on February 14.
Raja Bell lays it in for two as the Suns found themselves trailing big in the fourth quarter of play.
Shawn Marion had another double-double with 10 points and 10 rebounds, but it wasn't enough as Phoenix fell, 90-114.
The struggling Suns will look to get healthy over the All-Star break, and return to their winning ways against the Clippers on February 20.
Minus playmakers Steve Nash and Boris Diaw, the Phoenix Suns took on the Chicago Bulls on February 11.
The evening affair was also DEX Fiesta Night, a reason for everybody in attendance to celebrate.
The evening featured Hispanic-themed activities and entertainment throughout, including Ballet Folklorico Alegria and national recording artist Nina Sky.
Just before tip-off, forward James Jones and the Gorilla stop for a quick photo.
Inserted into the starting lineup, Leandro Barbosa took advantage of the increased minutes scoring 26 points before fouling out.
All-Star Shawn Marion scored 11 points while grabbing a game-high 18 rebounds.
During a break in the action, the Suns Dancers help out with a game of Meal Or No Meal?
Trailing in the fourth, the Suns just couldn't mount a comeback as they fell to the Bulls, 116-103.
On February 9, the Phoenix Suns found themselves in a Friday-night matchup against Boris Diaw's former team, the Atlanta Hawks.
Shawn Marion was also a presence in the paint, the Matrix scoring 11 points and grabbing 11 rebounds.
Baseball's iron man Cal Ripken Jr. watched on as the two teams played a tight one in the fourth quarter of play.
Trailing late, it became a game of catch up for the Suns as they fell, 120-111.
Minus their two-time MVP, the Phoenix Suns were in Portland on February 7 looking for a victory.
Forward Shawn Marion enjoyed another double-double, scoring 12 points and grabbing 13 rebounds.
Leandro Barbosa took over in the extra session, the guard finishing with 25 points and helping the Suns to a 109-102 victory.
The Phoenix Suns started off the month of February with a tough contest against the San Antonio Spurs.
Steve Nash had another double-double with 13 points and 11 assists, but the Suns still found themselves trailing early.
Boris Diaw enjoyed a strong second half, the versatile big man finishing the contest with 16.
Also strong was Amar
Behind their trio of 2007 All-Stars, the Phoenix Suns went on a key 10-2 run in the fourth quarter, winning the game 103-87.
On February 3, the Suns faced off another of the NBA's best teams in the Utah Jazz.
The contest proved to be a see-saw battle as both teams only got better as the game went on.
Steve Nash looks to dish off one of his 10 assists, the two-time MVP also scoring 22 points.