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2009-10 Suns January Gallery
January 1, 2010
Grant Hill ran out on the fast break for 11 first quarter points when the Suns played at Houston on January 31.
Robin Lopez added seven points during the first quarter and the Suns led 28-21 after one. Lopez scored 14 in the game and had six rebounds.
Amar'e Stoudemire scored 11 of his 36 points in the second period and the Suns took an 18 point lead. Amar'e also grabbed 11 rebounds and blocked two shots.
Hill finished with 19 points for the game but the Rockets came back to take the lead twice in the fourth quarter and forced the game into overtime.
Jared Dudley came off the bench to score 13 points for the Suns.
Steve Nash hit two critical free throws with 3.6 seconds left to give the Suns the 115-111 victory. Nash had 11 points and 16 assists for the game.
Amar'e Stoudemire started strong against the Dallas Mavericks on January 28. Despite 10 first-quarter points, the Suns found themselves down 34-25. Amar'e had 22 points for the game.
Goren Dragic sparked a second period rally that saw the Suns cut the lead to 59-55. Dragic finished with 13 points on the night.
Robin Lopez contributed four points and six rebounds to the Suns cause.
Steve Nash scored eight of his 19 points during the third quarter as the Suns stayed in the game at 90-84. Nash also handed out 11 assits in the game.
Earl Clark provided significant defensive help and hit a big three-pointer during the fourth period as the Suns made a run.
Louis Amundson hit a free throw to cap a 9-0 run that gave the Suns a 104-98 lead with less than five minutes remaining and the Suns broke the 18-game TNT losing streak 112-106.
Robin Lopez came out strong when the Suns hosted the Charlotte Bobcats on January 26. Lopez scored 10 points in the first quarter to help the Suns to a 33-26 lead.
Amar'e Stoudemire picked up two quick fouls in the first four minutes, a third quickly in the second, and did not score in the first half.
Jared Dudley responded to increased playing time with eight first half points and the Suns led 54-48 at the half.
Goren Dragic continued his hot scoring pace with 12 points, including four critical free throws in the third period. The Suns held a 83-77 lead heading to the final period.
Steve Nash hit five three-pointers and a critical left handed hook with just over a minute left to give the Suns a 98-95 lead. Nash ended the game with 23 points and nine assists.
After Charlotte tied the score with a three-pointer, Dudley missed a shot at the buzzer and the Suns played their first overtime of the season.
Dudley made a three-pointer in overtime but the Suns found themselves down six points and dropped a 114-109 decsion. Dudley scored 18 points and added 10 rebounds.
Steve Nash passed the 8000 assists mark with his second assist of the game when the Suns played the Jazz in Utah on January 25. Nash scored 15 points and finished with 15 assists.
Jason Richardson got the Suns going with 11 first quarter points and the Suns were even at 24.
The Suns bench reacted to a Goren Dragic three-pointer. Dragic scored 18 points in the second quarter to give the Suns a 69-58 lead at the half. Goren finished with 32 points for the game.
Coach Alvin Gentry and his staff liked what they saw as the Suns took a 17 point lead during the third period.
Channing Frye hit five of the season-high 17 three-pointers for the Suns and scored 21 points on the night to help the bench outscore the Utah bench 62-40.
Amar'e Stoudemire scored 16 points but the Jazz came back to take a 124-115 victory.
Phoenix participated in an NBA rarity-- back-to-back games at home--when the Suns met the Golden State Warriors on January 23. Steve Nash led the Suns with 23 points.
Jason Richardson returned to the starting lineup with the right wrist surgery on Leandro Barbosa. Richardson scores eight points and grabbed eight rebounds.
Robin Lopez followed a Stoudemire miss with this dunk as part of eight first-quarter points. The Suns trailed by three at the end of one period.
Grant Hill jump started the Suns with 13 first half poiints but the Suns trailed by five at the break.
Amar'e Stoudemire scored only one point in the first quarter but finished the game with 15.
Lopez continued to thrive in the starting lineup with 16 points and nine rebounds. The Suns were within two points entering the final period.
Goren Dragic hit a three-pointer to tie the game at 83, hit two more during the fourth quarter, scored 18 points in the period, and the Suns beat the Warriors 112-103.
Leandro Barbosa continued his new role as a starter and scored five points for the Suns.
Amar'e Stoudemire scored 12 points in the first half but the Suns found themselves trailing by twelve at the break. Amar'e finished the game with 23 points.
Nash exhibited perfect shooting form from the three-point line but with his toe on his line was credited with only two points.
Grant Hill scored 10 points in the third period to tie the game at 75 but the Suns fell behind again and trailed 88-83 after three quarters.
Jason Richardson scored 12 points off the bench.
Channing Frye regained his long range shooting touch with four three-pointers and 16 points but the Suns fell to he Bulls 115-104.
When the Suns met New Jersey on Jan. 20, it was the first time twin brothers Robin and Brook Lopez started against each other in an NBA game. Both had big games (Brook 28 pts, Robin 20), but Robin and the Suns beat the Nets 118-94.
Steve Nash got things going in the right direction with eight first quarter assists. Nash finished with 12 points and 15 assists.
Robin scored half of his 20 points in the first ten minutes of the game.
Amar'e Stoudemire led all scorers with 27 points to go with seven rebounds.
Jason Richardson responded to his new sixth-man role with 26 points off the bench.
Grant Hill scored 11 points and pulled down six rebounds befre leaving the game with a cut on his chin that required four stitches. Hill returned to the game in the fourth quarter.
Goren Dragic scored nine points off the bench for the Suns.
The Phoenix Suns met the Memphis Grizzlies on January 18 and started a new lineup. But Louis Amundson was the only double-digit scorer (10) in the first half as the Suns trailed by two 58-56.
Amar'e Stoudemire and the rest of the starters all finished the game in double figures. Amar'e scored 12 points and grabbed 9 rebounds.
Steve Nash had only two assists in the first half but finished with 12 assists to go with 22 points but the Suns came up short 125-118.
The Phoenix Suns played at Charlotte on January 16 in the second of back-to-back road games. After a last secnd loss the previous night in Atlanta, the Suns found themselves down 12-0 after two and a half minutes.
Amar'e Stoudemire led the Suns with 19 points but the Charlotte lead grew to over 30 and the Suns were beaten 125-99.
Amar'e Stoudemire controlled the tip when the Suns visited Atlanta on January 15.
The Suns tried to break a pattern of taking early double-digit leads only to give it all back.
Channing Frye added some early defense as the Suns held Atlanta to 18 points in the first quarter and led by seven.
Grant Hill provided the offense with 15 first hallf points as the Suns took a twelve point lead in the second quarter and led by five at the half.
Stoudemire is fouled by former Shadow Mountain High School and University of Arizona standout Mike Bibby. Amar'e made 10 of 14 free throws as part of his 28 points and 14 rebounds.
Robin Lopez provided a spark on both ends of the court with 11 points and six blocked shots.
Goren Dragic scored eight points and passed for six assists and helped the Suns take the lead away from the Hawks early in the fourth quarter.
Louis Amundson helped the Phoenix bench outscore the Hawks 30-23.
Channing Frye made one of only two three-poiinters made by the Suns all night as they shot only 17% from behind the arc but were still leading in the game.
Amar'e gave the Suns a four point lead with 40.5 seconds left and his free throw with 3 seconds left gave the Suns a two point lead only to see Atlanta hit a long three-pointer at the buzzer to beat the Suns 102-101.
Amar'e Stoudemire scored 21 points but foul trouble prevented him from tyring to match his 49 point effort last year in Indiana.
Steve Nash suffered a lip injury midway throught the first quarter requiring seven stitches. Nash returned in the second half to score 20 points and added 9 assists.
Goran Dragic stepped in for Nash and helped the Suns take a 24 point lead. Dragic scored 11 points and passed for four assists.
Leandro Barbosa scored 11 points but the Suns gave back all 24 points to again be in a tight game in the fourth period.
Jason Richardson scored 13 points for the Suns.
Grant Hill scored early for the Suns and had 14 points for the game but the Suns lost to Indiana 122-114.
Grant Hill scores during the Suns last home game before a four game road trip om January 11. The Suns were trying to keep from giving back a big lead as they had in the last three games. Hill scored six points to pass 15,000 career NBA points.
Steve Nash again led an early assault that gave the Suns a 24 point lead with 10 minutes left in the second period.
Once again Jason Richardson was on target scoring 12 of his 23 points in the first half as the Suns kept half of the lead at the break, 54-42
Goren Dragic tried to keep the lead for the Suns but by the end of three periods, the Suns lead was down to three.
Louis Amundson provided some scoring and defense as the Suns kept coming back after giving up the lead by a point on two separate occasions.
Amar'e Stoudemire scored with two and a half minutes remaining to give the Suns a five point lead. Amar'e scored 23 for the game and grabbed 10 rebounds.
Nash hit a jumper with just under a minute to go to give the Suns a four point lead and iced the game with two free throws to give the Suns a 105-101 victory. Nash scored 30 and handed out 11 assists.
Steve Nash and the Phoenix Suns played another game of streaks against the Miami Heat on January 8.
Channing Frye scored seven early points and the Suns ran out to a 13 point lead in the second period. Frye finished the night with 15 points.
Leandro Barbosa scored nine points off the bench but the Heat came back to take a eight point lead in the third quarter.
Jason Richardson scored 15 points for the Suns but Miami again came back to take a six point lead early in the fourth period after the Suns had taken a three point lead in the third.
The Heat led by six when the Suns made yet another comeback and when Nash hit a three-pointer, the Suns led 104-103. Nash finished with 16 points and 12 assists.
In the end, Miami scored six of the last seven points of the game to win 109-105. Amar'e Stoudemire scored 18 points and grabbed 18 points for the Suns.
Steve Nash prepares the Suns for the second of back-to-back games, this one against the Houston Rockets on January 6
In a very physical game, streaks were the order of the day. The Suns led by 16 in the first period.
Nash keyed the Suns start with nine points and six assists in the first 12 minutes.
Despite Amar'e Stoudemire scoring 18 first half points, the Suns saw their lead turn into a 16 point deficit in the second period.
Amar'e finished the game with 25 points and 11 rebounds including eight straight Suns points near the end of the second quarter to help the Suns get within seven points at the half.
Jason Richardson scored 11 points in the third quarter to get the lead back for the Suns but the Rockets led by one going to the fourth.
Leandro Barbosa led a surge from the bench to give the Suns an eight point lead with just under eight minutes to play. Barbosa finished with nine points.
Channing Frye hit six three-pointers as part of his 22 points. Channing added 11 rebounds to help the Suns hold the lead and defeat the Rockets 118-110.
Nash followed a 30 point night at Sacarmento with a 26 point, 12 assist night against the Rockets.
Richardson scored 20 points to give the Suns four players with 20 or more.
Jason Richardson, along with Channing Frye, was enjoying himself before a game at Sacramento on January 5.
Steve Nash got things going in the right direction by scoring seven points and handing out 6 assists in the first quarter.
Jared Dudley keyed a 17-1 Phoenix run in the second period with eight points that gave the Suns a 20 point lead.
Richardson had his biggest scoring game since injuring his wrist with 20 points and also grabbed nine rebounds.
Channing Frye added 17 points and seven rebounds.
After Sacramento came all the way back to tie the game, Nash took over to give the Suns the lead.
Amar'e Stoudemire combined with Nash to score the last 14 points for the Suns. Amar'e finished with 24 points and eight rebounds.
Nash preserved the lead with four straight free throws in the last minute as the Suns won 113-109.
Steve Nash and the Phoenix Suns hoped to start 2010 the same as they ended 2009, with a home court victory. The Suns had a league-leading 13-2 home record going into the game.
Amar'e Stoudemire and Nash had the two-man game going early with Amar'e scoring 14 points in the first period but the Suns trailed 33-29.
Nash had seven assits in the first quarter (six to Amar'e) but the Grizzlies scored 16 consecutive points in the second quarter to take a 69-50 halftime lead.
Despite 29 points from Stoudemire and 19 points and 13 assists from Nash, the Suns never could get back in the game and laost 128-103.