Month-By-Month: January 2007
January 1, 2007
Following Sunday's win in Cleveland, the Suns were in Minnesota on Monday hoping to win their 18th-straight against the Timberwolves.
The NBA's Player of the Week for the second straight week, Steve Nash scored 20 points while handing out 18 assists.
Guard Raja Bell scored a team-high 26 points, including five shots from beyond the three-point line.
Forward Shawn Marion scored 24, but it wasn't enough as Phoenix fell, 121-112.
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Two-time MVP Steve Nash scored 23 points while handing out a game-high 15 assists.
Off the bench, guard Leandro Barbosa kept the Suns going early with 19 points.
Forward Shawn Marion shoots for two of his 23 points. The Matrix also grabbed eight rebounds in the afternoon affair.
Down the stretch, the Suns had too much offensive punch as they pulled away for a 115-100 win in Cleveland.
The ballclub has now won 17 consecutive games and continues to add onto its new franchise record.
Hoping to set a new franchise mark for consecutive wins for the second time this season, the Suns were in Milwaukee on January 26 to face the Bucks.
Foward Amare' Stoudemire did all he could do to insure victory, the forward scoring 21 points and grabbing nine rebounds.
Forward Shawn Marion was huge under the glass, grabbing an amazing 23 rebounds.
Raja Bell didn't seem to miss from the outside, the guard shooting 7-for-11 from behind the arc on his way to 27 points.
Boris Diaw lays it up for two as the Suns grab an early lead at the Bradley Center.
While the Milwaukee Bucks climbed back into the game during the second half, forward James Jones made sure nothing came easy for them.
Although it was close, big plays from Phoenix All-Stars like Marion helped secure their 16th-consecutive victory, 98-90.
On January 24, the Phoenix Suns were in New York hoping to match a franchise record with a 15th-straight win.
Boris Diaw displays the hookshot for Jamal Crawford as the Suns took the lead just before halftime.
Steve Nash was again in MVP form in the Garden, the All-Star scoring 22 points while handing out 14 assists.
Shawn Marion slams it home for two of his 20 points, as the Suns go on to win, 112-107.
On January 23, the Phoenix Suns flew into Washington looking to win their 14th-straight contest.
In a battle of potential MVP's between Gilbert Arenas and Steve Nash, Nash enjoyed 27 points and 14 assists.
Boris Diaw slams it home for two as Phoenix jumped all over Washington early.
In the second half, the Suns did not cool off, Shawn Marion contributing 21 points and four steals.
On January 21, the Phoenix Suns were looking to win their 13th-consecutive game when the Timberwolves came to town.
Leandro Barbosa came off the Phoenix bench and scored 20 points for the second consecutive contest.
Shawn Marion scored 17 while pulling down a season-high 20 rebounds as the Suns ran away with a 131-102 win - their 13th in a row.
On January 19, the Portland Trailblazers were hoping to put an end to Phoenix's 12-game win streak.
The contest saw Boris Diaw match a season-high with 21 points, the forward-center also blocking two shots.
A game-high 15 assists by Steve Nash helped Phoenix grab the lead, but Portland simply refused to go away.
Off the Phoenix bench, the "Brazilian Blur" Leandro Barbosa provided some offensive punch with 20 points.
On January 17, the Phoenix Suns were in Houston looking to win their 11th-straight ballgame.
Steve Nash was again in MVP form, the All-Star scoring 21 points for Phoenix while handing out 14 assists.
Shawn Marion pulls down one of his game-high 14 rebounds. The Matrix also scored 14 for Phoenix while blocking two shots.
Leandro Barbosa kept things going for Phoenix off the bench, the "Brazilian Blur" scoring 20 as the Suns went on to win 100-91.
On January 15, the Phoenix Suns were hoping to capture their 10th-straight victory against the Memphis Grizzlies.
Forward Shawn Marion enjoyed another double-double with 22 points and 13 rebounds.
Leandro Barbosa scored 13 as the Suns came out firing from all cylinders.
Raja Bell provided some punch from outside the paint, the guard scoring 25 points for the Suns.
The inside-outside combo proved to be too much for the Grizzlies as the Suns rolled to a 137-122 win - their 10th straight.
On January 13, the Phoenix Suns found themselves in a battle against the Orlando Magic.
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Steve Nash was again on target, the two-time MVP scoring 23 points and handing out eight assists.
Raja Bell connected on three trifectas as the Suns went on to win 107-101.
On January 11 the number one team in the Eastern Conference, the Cleveland Cavaliers, made their way to Phoenix.
Two-time MVP Steve Nash dished out a season-high 21 assists as the Suns jumped all over the Cavs early.
Solid team defense made the Cavs work for everything, allowing the Suns to build a 67-41 halftime lead.
Forward Shawn Marion enjoyed another double-double with 19 points and 11 rebounds.
Off the bench, forward James Jones also saw success scoring 13 as the Suns pulled away for a 109-90 victory.
The Seattle SuperSonics were in Phoenix on January 9, hoping to snap the Suns' six-game win streak.
Steve Nash scored 27 points and dished out 11 assists, but still the Suns found themselves down early.
Shawn Marion scored 29 points and grabbed 15 rebounds as Phoenix got back into the game.
When the Golden State Warriors came to town on January 7, the Phoenix Suns were looking to win their fifth in a row.
Leandro Barbosa had the hot hand early, the "Brazilian Blur" finishing the contest with 26 points.
Steve Nash contributed 14 points and 10 assists in just over 30 minutes of play.
Shawn Marion also notched a double-double with 24 points and 17 rebounds.
James Jones scored 25 points off the Phoenix bench as the Suns pulled away for a 128-105 victory.
On January 5, the defensive-minded Miami Heat made their way to Phoenix to battle the Suns.
Playing limited minutes, two-time MVP Steve Nash still managed to score 22 points.
Forward Shawn Marion enjoyed 11 points and 11 rebounds as the Suns jumped ahead in the Friday night affair.
Boris Diaw scored eight as the Suns went on to win 108-80.
On January 3, the Phoenix Suns were hoping to extend their win streak to four against Bryan Colangelo and the Toronto Raptors.
Phoenix jumped ahead in the first half of play, but there was no quit in the Toronto Raptors who worked their way back into the contest.
Boris Diaw added 15 points, six assists and six rebounds as Phoenix found itself in another close contest down the stretch.
Two-time MVP Steve Nash took over, however, helping the Suns to a 100-98 victory north of the border.
On January 2, the Phoenix Suns were hoping to start off their New Year with a victory in Chicago.
The Bulls defense didn't allow much in the early going, the Suns falling behind 18-27 after the first quarter of play.
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Steve Nash led a fourth-quarter rally, finishing with 11 points and 13 assists as the Suns were back in the game.
Boris Diaw scored seven, including a big three-point shot down the stretch.
Sixth Man Leandro Barbosa would provide the game-winning shot, a three-pointer with under two seconds remaining.
LB's shot gave Phoenix a 97-96 victory and one of their most memorable moments of the season.