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2009-10 Suns March Gallery
March 31, 2010
The guards stepped up when the Suns visited New Jersey on March 31. Steve Nash led the Suns with 24 points, 14 assists, and seven rebounds.
Jason Richardson scored 23 points incluidng three three-pointers as the Suns won their ninth straight game, 116-105.
Amar'e Stoudemire found himself in foul trouble but also found time to score 15 points in limited playing time.
Channing Frye scored 12 points and added five rebounds without his favorite weapon, the three-pointer.
Louis Amundson scored seven points, six on passes from Goren Dragic.
Jarron Collins, starting for Robin Lopez, saw a lot of Robin's twin brother Brook. Tomorrow is the Lopez brothers birthday.
Amar'e Stoudemire got the Suns going when they visited Chicago on March 30. Amar'e scored 13 of his 21 points in the first quarter and the Suns led 36-25.
Goren Dragic passed for four assists in the first half but the Bulls came from behind in the second quarter and took a three point halftime lead.
With two minutes left and Chicago leading by one, Steve Nash scored seven of the Suns remaining 13 points for a 111-105 victory over the Bulls. Nash finished with 22 points and 10 assists.
Jason Richardson put the Suns in a position to win with 27 points and five rebounds.
Channing Frye hit a three-pointer with 41.6 seconds to go that broke a 103-103 tie that gave the Suns the lead for good. Frye scored 12 points and added six rebounds.
Amar'e Stoudemire took time out before the Suns game at Minnesota on March 28 to meet with Lanel and Isaiah of the Make-A-Wish Foundation.
Amar'e added another victim to his recent slam dunks, this time Ryan Hollins of the Timberwolves, and the Suns ran out to a 25 point lead. Stoudemire scored at least 30 points for the 11th time since the All-Star Game and also had 17 rebounds.
Steve Nash played despite a slight muscle pull in the rib cage and scored 14 points and passed for 11 assists.
Leandro Barbosa continued his comeback from a wrist injury to scpre 16 points in 18 minutes of play.
After Minnesota came back to within one point, Amar'e scored the next 11 points to give the Suns a nine point lead and an eventual 111-105 victory.
Robin Lopez scored the first six points for the Suns when they met New York on March 26. All 12 players scored for the Suns as they reversed a big loss in New York with a 132-96 rout of the Knicks.
Amar'e Stoudemire had another impressive dunk on a lob from Jason Richardson.
Grant Hill scored eight points and grabbed five rebounds in just 21 minutes of playing time.
JRich scored 17 points, added seven rebounds, and had the one big assists to Amar'e.
In 27 minutes of play, Amar'e scored 18 points, tying Leandro Barbosa for scoring honors, and pulled down nine rebounds.
Steve Nash also played just 27 minutes and had nine points and assists.
This monster dunk by Amar'e Stoudemire over Anthony Tolliver with 2:33 remaining started a 7-0 Amar'e run that gave the Suns the spark it needed to beat the Golden State Warriors 133-131 on March 22.
Jason Richardson took over the scoring load early. JRich scored 20 first half points and the Suns had a 65-62 lead at the break. Richardson finished with 34 points.
Amar'e was double and triple teamed all night and managed only three points in the first 18 minutes of the game.
Steve Nash totaled 12 points for the game but the Warriors took a three point lead with 3:10 remaining in the game.
Stat scored seven straight points to give the Suns a four point lead with 1:30 to go.
Jared Dudley followed an 10 point fourth quarter on Sunday night with another five points in the fourth period including two big free throws with 11.3 seconds left.
Nash handed out 12 assists as the Suns survived a last second three point attempt to beat the Warriors 133-131.
Amar'e was all smiles after scoring 34 of his 37 points in the last 30 minutes of the game.
Amar'e Stoudemire got off to a great start when the Suns hosted Portland on March 21. Amar'e had six points and four rebounds as the Suns took a quick 14-7 lead.
Steve Nash found himself with two quick fouls and had to leave the game but not before this spectacular pass for a layup by Jason Richardson, two of his nine first quarter points.
Goran Dragic took over for Nash, scored six points, and kept the Suns in the game as the Suns and Blazers were tied at the half, 47-47.
Nash returned and gave the Suns a lift with 21 points and eight assists including two late free throws to seal the win.
Amar'e took the team on his shoulders early in the fourth period as the Suns overcame a four point deficit entering the period. Stat finished with 18 points and 14 rebounds.
Grant Hill couldn't buy a basket early but scored four straight points to give the Suns an eight point lead with 4:26 remaining in the game.
Richardson totaled 16 points and five rebounds as the Suns held off the Blazers for a 93-87 victory.
Amar'e Stoudemire looked to extend one pattern and break another when the Suns met the Utah Jazz on March 19. The first pattern was continued as the Suns took a 10 point lead at the quarter and 15 points at the half.
Steve Nash helped the Suns push the lead to 20 during the third period but the Jazz came back to within 14 points as the quarter ended.
The Suns kept the defensive pressure up and broke the pattern of Utah making a comeback in the fourth quarter. Robin lopez led the defense with four blocked shots and ten rebounds to go with 19 points.
Amar'e came up with a season-high 44 points on 14-16 shooting from the field and 16 of 18 free throws, and still had time for seven rebounds and two blocked shots. The Suns won going away 110-100.
Jason Richardson contributed 11 points and seven rebounds.
Nash finished with another double-double, 15 points and 10 assists.
Leandro Barbosa returned to the Suns lineup when they met the Minnesota Timberwolves on March 16. Leandro played 16 minutes and scored seven points.
Fouling Steve Nash was the only way to slow him down as he scored 13 points and passed for 14 assists in just 24 minutes.
Jason Richardson led the Suns in scoring with 27 points as the Suns scored an NBA-high 152 points in a 152-114 win. The point total was their highest since scoring 154 one year and one day ago against Golden State.
Amar'e Stoudemire scored 25 points in just 27 minutes as the Suns scored 35 or more points in all four quarters.
Grant Hill returned from a fall on Sunday to score 13 points and grab eight rebounds.
Louis Amundson led the assault by the bench with a career-high tying 20 points and added seven rebounds.
Taylor Griffin saw seven minutes of playing time and scored four points.
Goren Dragic scored 11 points and had five assists.
Robin Lopez had 12 points and nine rebounds.
Steve Nash brought the Suns out agressively in his 1,000 th NBA game when they met the New Orleans Hornets on March 14. Nash had seven points and six assists in the first period and finished with 13 points and 12 assists.
Robin Lopez also scored seven first quarter points.
Jason Richardson had six points in the first quarter as the Suns took a 34-22 lead. JR finished the game with 20 points.
J Rich and Amar'e Stoudemire helped the Suns hold the Hornets to 35% shooting in the first period.
Amar'e scored 15 points in the first half and the Suns took a six point lead at the break.
After New Orleans scored the first eight points of the second half to take a two point lead, Amar'e went to work to lead the Suns to a 120-106 victory with 36 points and 12 rebounds.
Grant Hill scored six points and added seven rebounds before going to the loacker room after hitting his head on the floor in the fourth period.
Amar'e Stoudemire came out with a sense of purpose when the Suns entertained the Los Angeles Lakers on March 12.
Amar'e scored 17 points and grabbed 8 rebounds in the first quarter as the Suns took a 31-24 lead.
Grant Hill started but also played with the reserves in the second period but the Lakers came back to take a 53-46 lead at the half.
Despite the return of Stoudemire in the third period, the Lakers took a 15 point lead with five minutes left in the third period. Amar'e would finish the game with 29 points and 16 rebounds.
Steve Nash scored seven points to lead a 17-4 Suns run to cut the lead to two points with 22 second left in the quarter. The Lakers led going to the fourth period, 77-73.
Goren Dragic helped in a relief role off the bench with four assists.
Louis Amundson came off the bench to contribute a double-double with 11 points and 10 rebounds but the Lakers hung on for a 102-96 victory.
Steve Nash was questionable with a bad back when the Suns entertained the Indiana Pacers on March 6. Nash had only two points but five assists in the first half.
Robin Lopez tried to get involved early but instead found himself in early foul trouble.
Amar's Stoudemire scored 17 first-half points and the Suns had a 12 point lead until Indian scored two three-point goals in the last 2.8 seconds.
Grant Hill again filled in for Goren Dragic at backup point guard and scored 17 points in the first half.
Nash scored 10 more points in the second half and the Suns held off the Pacers 113-105.
Amar'e scored 30 points for his third straight 30-point game.
Jared Dudley scored 11 points and grabbed 12 rebounds off the bench.
Grant Hill ended with 22 points, 8 rebounds, and five assists.
Jason Richardson had 20 points and 10 rebounds as the Suns won their 40th game of the season..
The Suns had a lot to high-five about when they took a 11-2 lead over the Utah Jazz on March 4 after blowing out the Clippers in the second half the previous night.
Steve Nash found himself without his backup. Goren Dragic missed the game after spraining his ankle against the Clippers. Nash responded with 14 points and 15 assists.
Grant Hill took over the backup point-guard responsibility and provided the Suns with 17 points, 7 rebounds, and 3 assists.
Amar'e Stoudemire came out strong with eight first-quarter points when the Suns established a 10 point lead. Stat finished with 30 points and seven boards.
Jason Richardson supplied the Suns with another 20 point performance--he finished with 22--but the Suns couldn't hold off the Jazz and lost for only the eighth time at home in 31 games, 116-108.
Robin Lopez looked to duplicate his career-highs of 30 points and 12 rebounds he set against the Clippers just five days ago when the Suns visited the Clippers in Los Angeles on March 3.
This time it was Amar'e Stoudemire that provided the 30 points and added 14 rebounds and three blocks in three quarters as the Suns pounded the Clippers 127-101.
Lopez totaled only five point this time around but had plenty of help from his teammates.
Grant Hill had 16 points, 5 rebounds, and eight assists. Despite the final margin, the Suns actually trailed by one at the half.
Jason Richardson scored 22 points for the Suns. A 39-18 advantage in the third period gave the Suns a 20 point cushion entering the final period.
Steve Nash scored only two points by totaled 13 assists and was the architect of the big third period.
Channing Frye had much more success on the offensive end with 23 points including seven of ten from long range.
Goren Dragic scored eight points during a 28-5 run by the Suns bench in the second quarter to help Phoenix run away with a 101-85 win over the Denver Nuggets on March 1.
Grant Hill scored 19 points while finding himself leading the second unit charge.
Louis Amundson scored seven points and grabbed seven rebounds to help the bench score 37 points for the game.
Channing Frye scored 16 points to go with five rebounds.
Jared Dudley scored just two points but contributed to a Suns defense that held Denver to 11 points in the second period, none by Carmelo Anthony.
Amar'e Stoudemire had another double-double with 19 points and 10 rebounds.
Steve Nash also had a double-double with 11 points and 10 assists.
Jason Richardson had 12 points and seven rebounds as the Suns won for the 23rd time in 30 home games.