2009-10 Suns February Gallery
February 1, 2010
Amar'e Stoudemire scored a season-high 41 points to go along with 12 rebounds when the Suns met San Antoniio on February 28. A late Suns surge came up short as the Spurs held on for a 113-110 victory.
Amar'e completes a pick-and-roll from Nash with this monster dunk over Richard Jefferson and makes the free throw to bring the Suns within two (105-103) with 1:34 remaining.
Jared Dudley made a steal with 42 seconds that gave the Suns a chance to tie.
Jason Richardson scored 20 points for the Suns but missed a critical dunk after the Dudley steal.
Steve Nash hit a three pointer with 4.6 seconds left to bring the Suns within one point but after two free throws, the Suns did not get off a shot.
Grant Hill scored six points, grabbed five rebounds, and nearly intercepted an inbounds pass after Nash's shot.
Robin Lopez led the defense with five of the Suns total of nine blocked shots.
Nash scored 18 points and handed out 11 assists.
Robin Lopez scored a career-high 30 points when the Suns beat the Clippers 125-112 on February 26. Robin also grabbed 12 rebounds.
Amar'e Stoudemire scored 20 points for the Suns.
Grant Hill scored 18 points and grabbed six rebounds.
Jason Richardson scored 14 points and added six rebounds.
Steve Nash passed for 11 assists.
Goren Dragic also had double-digits in assists with 10 as the Suns totaled 29 as a team.
Jared Dudley scored this dunk after a steal for two of his 12 points.
Channing Frye scored 15 of the 35 points scored by the Suns bench.
Steve Nash returned to the lineup when the Suns entertained the Philadelphia 76ers on February 24. Nash scored 14 points in the first quarter to give his team an eight point lead.
Jason Richardson picked up where he left off at Oklahoma City the previous night by scoring 13 first-half points to help the Suns to an 11 point lead at the break.
Amar'e Stoudemire scored 12 points in the third period including a jumper with 3:37 left that gave the Suns a 22 point advantage.
Richardson finished with 24 points and five rebounds as the Suns held off a late 76ers rally to win 106-95.
Robin Lopez contributed a double-double with 10 points and 10 rebounds.
Nash will have two more days to rest before playing the Clippers on Friday after scoring 20 points and handing out 13 assists against the 76ers.
As time was running down, Jason Richardson split two defenders and hit a floater in the lane with 0.7 seconds remaining to give the Suns a 104-103 victory over the Oklahoma City Thunder on February 23.
Richardson and Amar'e Stoudemire celebrate Jason's shot but still had to survive a last second three point attempt by the Thunder as time expired to truly celebrate the win.
Goren Dragic started for Steve Nash who stayed back in Phoenix to receive treatment for nagging injuries. Goren scored 16 points and added 10 assists.
Grant Hill also played some point guard and finished with 21 points and nine rebounds.
Hill hit a three-pointer in the middle of a 12-0 Suns run in the third quarter to give the Suns a 15 point lead.
After giving up the lead and falling behind by ten, Richardson tied the game with two free throws with 40.2 seconds remaining. JRich totaled 20 points and nine rebounds for the game.
Stoudemire scored 30 points including seven of the Suns 12 points that made it a two point game with a minute to go. The Suns ended the game on a 16-4 run.
Amar'e Stoudemire and the Phoenix Suns took care of business when they met the Sacramento Kings on February 21. The Suns kept the Kings in reach the first half then slowly built a lead and won going away 104-88.
Steve Nash fought off some nagging injuries to hand out 17 assists and found time to score 11 points.
Robin Lopez added 14 points as the starters handled more of the work load against the Kings.
Amar'e was a force at both ends with 19 points and 14 rebounds.
Jason Richardson led all scorers with 26 points and pulled down seven rebounds.
Grant Hill scored two of his 16 points on this dunk and added six rebounds.
Channing Frye scored five of the Suns seven consecutive points to start the fourth period and put the game away. Frye finished with 12 points and six rebounds.
Amar'e Stoudemire remained a member of the Phoenix Suns beyond the trading deadline and as much as Atllanta tried to keep him down, Amar'e scored 13 first quarter points and the Suns led by three.
After the Hawks took a one point lead at the half, Grant Hill scored nine third quarter points and the Suns took a four point lead into the last period. Hill scored 16 points for the game.
Louis Amundson scored six straight points during a 13-0 run by the Suns in the fourth quarter after Atltanta had tied the game once again.
Amar'e scored 22 points and pulled down eight rebounds as the Suns went on to a 88-80 win.
Robin Lopez contributed 12 points and eight rebounds to the Suns cause.
Channing Frye came off the bench to score 10 points and help the Sun reserves outscore the Atlanta bench 28-18.
To help usher in the start of Spring Training, the Sausage Race made it's initial appearance of the season.
Amid trade rumors, Amar'e Stoudemire ignored the talk and scored 17 points and grabbed 10 rebounds in the first half when the Suns met the Mavericks in Dallas on February 17.
Steve Nash takes a charge by former teammate Shawn Marion as Robin Lopez goes for the block. The Mavericks were not detered and kept charging for a 19 point lead in the third quarter. Nash added 12 assists to his league-leading total during the game.
Robin Lopez scored 12 points for the game and helped the Suns climb back to within 5 points midway through the last period.
Despite 30 points, 14 rebounds, and three blocked shots from Amar'e, the Suns dropped a 107-97 decision.
Robin Lopez put up 15 first half points that helped the Suns take an eight point lead when they met the Memphis Grizzlies on February 16 after the All-Star break. Robin finished with 18 points and 10 rebounds.
Goren Dragic came off the bench to score 11 points as the Suns built a 21 point lead and held on for a 109-95 victory.
Jason Richardson provided the firepower with 27 points on 12 of 17 shooting.
The Suns defense held the Grizzlies to 36% shooting from the field.
Amar'e Stoudemire had trouble with his protective lenses.
His glasses were his only problem as Stoudemire scored 21 points and pulled down 10 rebounds for the Suns.
Steve Nash played despite a stiff back and contributed 16 assists on the night.
Steve Nash had one game left before heading to the Skills Challenge and All-Star game when the Suns entertained Portland on February 10. The Blazers did everything right and won 108-101. Nash scored 15 points and handed out 11 assists.
Amar'e Stoudemire scored 24 points and grabbed nine rebounds for the Suns but Portland led by 10 at the quarter and 22 before the Suns got going.
Jason Richardson scored 13 points and added six rebounds. The Suns came back to get within eight points early in the fourth quarter and then four points in the last minute.
Channing Frye scored 12 points off the bench for the Suns.
With his mother looking on, Robin Lopez scored 10 points and grabbed seven rebounds in the first quarter to help the Suns take a 15 point lead over the Sacramento Kings on February 5.
Steve Nash had reason to smile as the Suns capped a four-game undefeated road trip with a wire-to-wire victory. Nash had 20 points at halftime and finished with 23 and 10 assists.
Amar'e Stoudemire easily controlled this jump and the Suns controlled the rest of the action as the lead increased to 28 in the third period. Amar'e finished with 30 points and nine rebounds as the Suns cruised to a 114-102 win.
Grant Hill returned after leaving the game with a back injury and contributed 10 points.
Jason Richardson scored 16 poitns as all the starters scored in double figures.
On February 3, Steve Nash is fouled on a layup attempt that is eerily similar to the non-foul call the last time the Suns were in Denver. No foul was called on this play either but the Suns beat the Nuggets anyway, 109-97.
Jason Richardon returned to double digit scoring with 20 points.
Amar'e Stoudemire provided the power inside with this dunk as two of his 20 points.
Jason and Amar'e helped provide a 47-39 rebounds advantage. Stoudemire had 17 boards with Richardson adding seven.
Robin Lopez missed this block but had two others, eight points, four rebounds and the Suns found themselves down by only one point after one period despite seven turnovers at New Orleans on February 1.
Amar'e Stoudemire followed his 36 point performane the previous night by scoring nine first quarter points.
Jared Dudley helped the Suns score 11 straight points early in the second quarter to give the Suns an eight point lead.
Channing Frye scored 14 first half points and Amar'e returned to the game to score six points that keyed a 13-0 run by the Suns after the Hornets closed within two. Phoenix led at the half 59-46.
The Suns once again gave up all but two points of their lead but Grant Hill came to the rescue by scoring five straight points to give the Suns a late seven point advantage.
Steve Nash again contributed a double-double with 12 assists and 18 points including free throws at the end to preserve a 109-100 victory.