2009-10 Suns Oct-Nov gallery
January 1, 2009
Steve Nash returned to his home country of Canada for a game against the Toronto Raptors on November 29. Nash played a little soccer in pre-game warmup.
Leandro Barbosa came off the bench to give the Suns a big lift in both the second and third quarters with 17 points in just 15 minutes.
But with 10:13 left in the game, Barbosa injured has ankle returning to the floor after being fouled on this successful field goal attempt. Barbosa made the free throw, then left the game.
Steve Nash made his only regular season trip to Canada a success by scoring 20 points and adding 16 asists in the Suns 113-94 victory.
Amar'e Stoudemire made eight of ten field goal attempts as part of his 18 points and also pulled down seven rebounds.
Jason Richardson made four three-pointers on his way to a team-leading 22 points.
The Suns started a four game road trip in Minnesota on November 27. With a ten point lead midway through the second quarter Jason Richardson started a 15-2 Suns run with two field goals. Richardson finished with 22 points.
Grant Hill added 17 points. The Suns led by 21 at the half and started strong in the second half to lead by a many as 32 points.
Amare Stoudemire scored 12 points in just 18 minutes due to early foul trouble. However, the Suns cruised to a 120-95 victory.
Robin Lopez saw his first action of the season scoring 8 points and pulling down 7 rebounds in just 18 minutes of play.
The Phoenix Suns entertained the Memphis Grizzlies on November 25 hoping to duplicate their 26 point win over Detroit on Sunday. Louis Amundson capped an 11-1 run by the Suns to end the first half and took a 60-49 lead at the break.
Amar'e Stoudemire scored 10 quick points to start the second half and the Suns led by 16. Stat finished with 28 points on the night.
When Jason Richardson converted a three-point play with 3:47 left in the third period, the Suns led by 19 points on their way to a 126-111 victory.
Steve Nash had 16 assists -- Memphis only had 15 as a team -- to go with 11 points for the Suns.
Grant Hill scored 12 points.
Goren Dragic scored five points for the Suns.
Amar'e Stoudemire and the Suns were in for some home cooking when they hosted the Pistons at US Airways Center on Sunday, Nov. 22, 2009.
Jason Richardson drops in two of his 17 points as Phoenix pulled away in the second quarter to lead by 16 points at the half.
Six Suns players scored in double figures, including 10 from center Channing Frye.
STAT led all scorers with 21 points and added seven rebounds.
The Suns turned the Sunday evening affair into a blowout, winning 117-91 to improve its league-best record to 11-3.
Reserve guard Goran Dragic took advantage of the blowout by registering 13 points, six rebounds and four assists in 22 minutes off the bench.
The Suns completed a quick two-game road trip with a stop in New Orleans. Amare Stoudemire scored five straight points to help the Suns come back from a 15-2 deficit.
Steve Nash then hit two quick jumpers to help the Suns get within four at the end of the first quarter.
Dudley brought the Suns back to within one with his three three-pointers in the first half.
Goren Dragic ran the offense in the first portion of the second period and helped the Suns take a brief lead but the Suns trailed by three at the half.
Nash scored seven points in a 14-3 Suns run early in the third period to give the Suns a six point lead.
After a back and forth third period, Leandro Barbosa hit a three-pointer with 8:57 left in the game to give the Suns an 84-83 lead. But, the Hornets hit two three-pointers late in the game and beat te Suns 110-103.
The Suns take their NBA-best 9-2 record on a two game road trip starting Tuesday, November 17 with a game against the Rockets in Houston.
Amar'e Stoudemire scored four points during a 13-0 Suns run that brought them back from a 15 point deficit in the second period. Amar'e scored 23 points and grabbed 6 rebounds for the game.
Steve Nash hit eight straight free throws jn the fourth quarter to get the Suns the lead and keep it. Nash handed out 16 assists to go with his 12 points in the Suns 111-105 victory.
Jason Richardson scored 20 points for Phoenix.
Grant Hill scored 11 points and pulled down 7 rebounds.
Jarron Collins helped on the defensive end and scored six of the 34 points provided by the bench.
The Suns entertained the Toronto Raptors on November 15. Steve Nash capped a close game with a three-point play with 28 seconds remaining to give Phoenix a 101-100 victory. Nash scored 23 points and handed out nine assists on the night.
Jason Richardson scored on two layins to set up the final heroics by Nash.
Channing Frye brought his three-point game hitting six of eight from behind the arc and scored 20 points on the night.
Amar'e Stoudemire scored 30 points including 10 of 11 from the foul line and added eight rebounds.
Leandro Barbosa scored six off the bench. With the win, the Suns moved to 9-2 on the season, the best record in the NBA.
The Suns took their NBA-leading 8-1 record against the Lakers in Los Angeles for the seventh game in 10 days. The bubble burst on the Suns as they absorbed a 121-102 loss on November 12.
Amar'e Stoudemire scored eight first half points to lead the Suns but they trailed by 14 at the break.
Earl Clark got some playing time with the Laker lead going to 20 in the third period.
Leandro Barbosa scored 11 points off the bench.
The fans were ready with Veterans Day signs when the Suns met New Orleans in the first home game following a five game road trip.
Amare Stoudemire controlled the opening tip and the Suns were off and running.
Steve Nash led the Suns to an early lead.
A tribute to all veterans came during the first timeout.
Amare helped the Suns to a 40 point first period with 12 points and a 19 point halftime lead with 15 points for the half and finished with 21.
Grant Hill again started strong with 14 of his 18 points in the first half.
Nash ended the half with 12 points and eight assists.
Richardson also was in double figures with 11 points at the half.
The reserves took over much of the second half and maintained the lead for a 124-104 Phoenix win. Barbosa scored 11 points.
Jared Dudley also scored 11 points.
Goren Dragic did it all with 14 points, seven rebounds, and seven assists.
High fives all around as the Suns made 13 of 26 three point attempts.
Channing Frye got in on the fun with 13 points, six rebounds, and five assists. Frye was one of eight Suns players in double figures.
Lou Amundson made a big contribution on the defensive end with two blocked shots and altered many others.
The Suns wrapped up a five-game-in-seven-days road trip in front of some enthusiastic fans in Philadelphia on November 9.
Grant Hill got things going early with nine points and six rebounds in the first half.
Steve Nash handed out nine assists in the first half but the Suns found themselves trailing by 12 points at the break.
Jason Richardson again put on a shooting display by hitting his first six three-pointers. Richardson scored 19 first-half points and finished with 29 on the night.
Amar'e Stoudemire helped the Suns come back to tie the score with two minutes remaining in the third period.
Leandro Barbosa hit a three-pointer with five minutes remaining to give the Suns a 105-104 lead.
Jared Dudley came off the bench to score 18 points (13 in the fourth period) and grab a big rebound leading to a three-point play by Jason Richardson with 2:31 to play and give the Suns a 111-108 lead.
Nash hit four late free throws to preserve a 119-115 victory to move the Suns record to 7-1 including 4-1 on the road trip. Nash had 21 points and 20 assists.
The Phoenix Suns took their 5-1 record into Washington DC for a Sunday afternoon game against the Wizards. Steve Nash led the Suns to a five point halftime lead with seven points and seven assists.
Amar'e Stoudemire helped the Suns extend the lead into double figures during the third period.
Goran Dragic scored nine points off the bench for the Suns.
Nash finished the game with 11 points and 17 assists as the Suns withstood a brief Wasington rally to win 102-90.
Channing Frye again was a force behind the three-point line hitting four of six attempts to go with 10 rebounds.
Grant Hill led the Suns on the boards with 14 rebounds while scoring the same number of points.
The Phoenix Suns took on the Celtics and their 6-0 record in Boston on November 6. Jason Richardson started and ended the Suns scoring in the first quarter with three-pointers and the Suns led by two at the end of the period.
Jared Dudley got off the floor and scored eight points in a row for the Suns in the second quarter to extend the lead to four.
Later in the period, Amare Stoudemire scored six straight Suns points and Phoenix led by 11. Amare finished the game with 22 points and seven rebounds.
Richardson scored 13 points in the third period to help the Suns keep the lead 85-83 heading to the last quarter. Richardson finished with 34 points and 10 rebounds.
With eight more points to start the fourth period, Jason Richardson gave the Suns an eight point lead they would never relinquish on their way to a 110-103 victory.
Not even a body block could slow Steve Nash who scored 16 points to go with 12 assists. The Suns are now 3-1 on the road.
Steve Nash led the Suns into Orlando with a perfect 4-0 record for the second game of a five-game eastern road trip. Nash scored 12 points in limited playing time.
Amar'e Stoudemire led all scoreres with 25 points and 14 rebounds but the Suns fell behind in the third period and never recovered.
Goren Dragic and the rest of the Suns bench received lots of playing time as Orlando ran away 122-100. Dragic scored 15 for the game.
Jare Dudley scored 17 points off the bench.
Steve Nash and the Phoenix Suns took their 3-0 record to Miami for the start of a five game eastern road trip on November 3. Nash hit three three-pointers to become the Suns all-time leader with 801 made passing Dan Majerle who had 800.
Grant Hill continued his outstanding rebounding as the start of the season by grabbing 12 boards to raise his average to 10.3 per game on the year. Hill also scored 10 points.
Goren Dragic came off the bench to score seven points and hand out 3 assists.
Coach Alvin Gentry points out instructions but the Suns fell behind by 13 points late in the first half.
Amar'e Stoudemire scored 16 points and grabbed 11 rebounds as the Suns came back to take the lead with eight minutes remaining.
Nash scored 25 second half points and helped the Suns outscore the Heat 29-15 in the fourth quarter.
Defense was the key in the fourth period. Louis Amundson sets up this block by Amar'e and the Suns beat the Heat 104-96 to improve to 4-0 on the season..
Jason Richardson returned from a two game suspension to score the first points of the game for the Suns against the Minnesota Timberwolves at US Airways Center on November 1. Richardson hit four three pointers and finished with 23 points.
Steve Nash scored 14 points and had seven assists in each half as the Suns pilled away after the lead changed hands 29 times in the first half.
Channing Frye hit six three pointers for the second game in a row and finished with 25 points.
Amar'e Stoudemire had 14 second half points as the Suns led by as many as 17 points and defeated the Timberwolves 120-112.
Grant Hill once again rebounded in double figures with 10 and added 23 points.
Steve Nash led the Suns onto the court for the home opener of the 2009-10 season at US Airways Center on October 30.
Amar'e Stoudemire scored eight points in each half and the Suns were tied at the half, 53-53.
But the night belonged to Steve Nash who scored 18 points and had the sixth 20 assist night of his career as the Suns scored early and often to win the home opener 123-101.
Leandro Barbosa started for Jason Richardson and responded with a game high 24 points.
Channing Frye scored 12 points in his Suns debut as all five starters scored in double figures.
Amar'e Stoudemire scored 20 points and grabbed 5 rebounds for the Suns.
Louis Amundson came off the bench to contribute seven points and eight rebounds.
Stat also contibuted on the defensive end with this block.
Leadro Barbosa, starting in the place of Jason Richardson, scored 17 points.
Grant Hill scored 18 points to go along with six rebounds.
Grant Hill got the Suns off to a quick start with 14 first quarter points. Hill finished with 19 points and 13 rebounds as the Suns outrebounded the Clippers 36-35.
Goren Dragic hit 3 of 5 from the field and scored eight points off the bench.
Nash drove through traffic and scored with six seconds remaining to give the Suns a 109-107 win.
Stee Nash led his Suns teammates into Los Angeles for a season opening game against the Clippers on October 28. Nash led all scorers with 24 points and added eight assists.
Channing Frye hit six of seven three pointers while scoring 22 points and pulling down eight rebounds.