Suns Preseason 2005
January 1, 2005
The Suns Dancers show off some of their new moves in preparation for the upcoming season.
Forward Shawn Marion led the scoring attack early against the Golden State Warriors.
Steve Nash takes a jumpshot from outside. His14 points and nine assists were a large reason the Suns emerged victorious in the preseason finale.
Steve Nash and the Suns built up an early lead and didn't look back in beating the Sonics 113-81 on Oct. 21 at America West Arena.
America West Arena was rockin' as the entire game night crew was in regular season form.
Boris Diaw-Riffiod filled up the box score with six points, eight assists, three rebounds and two blocked shots in 23 minutes off the bench.
The Matrix led all scorers with 29 points as the Suns moved to 3-2 in preseason play.
Brian Grant registered eight points and four rebounds while battling with Sonics bad boy Danny Fortson.
Shawn Marion has continued playing Shawn Marion basketball, contributing to the Suns this preseason in every aspect of the game.
Coach Mike D'Antoni is glad to see the new Suns faces have meshed well thus far in the preseason.
Nash's smile has come a lot easier after seeing the Suns ability during the preseason to score the basketball.
Nash penetrates against the up and coming Golden State Warriors forward Mike Dunleavy.
Leandro Barbosa looks to get Phoenix involved offensively in Utah. Barbosa has been a been spark for the Suns off the bench thus far in the preseason.
Guard Raja Bell played big against his former team, scoring a game high 20 points, five of which came at a crucial stage in the third quarter which put Phoenix up for good.
Shawn Marion is all smiles in Utah.
Nash didn’t seem to mind the high altitude in Utah as he helped lead the Suns to a 106-95 victory over the Jazz. The win improved the Suns preseason record to 2-1 on the year.
Last year's MVP, Steve Nash, made his preseason debut on Oct. 15 at home against the Clippers and registered 14 points and nine assists.
One of the league's best shooters behind the arc last season, James Jones' success has continued in the preseason. Against the Clippers he scored a team high 19 points.
Pat Burke drives to the hole against the Clippers. In his home debut, Burke scored four points and blocked two shots for the Suns who fell to Los Angeles 90-87.
Nash guards former teammate Yuta Tabuse, who last season, became the first Japanese born citizen ever to play in an NBA game.
Suns center Kurt Thomas exhibits why he is dangerous both in and outside the paint. Depsite limited action, Thomas was still able to score eight points while grabbing four rebounds in the loss.
One of the most versatile players in the league, All-Star forward Shawn Marion scored 12 points and dished out five assists in the Suns' preseason opener in Seattle on Oct. 14.
One of the new Suns, Boris Diaw, looks to drive the ball in his Suns debut. Last season in Atlanta, Diaw proved himself a capable scorer when he poured in a career high 20 points against the Knicks.
Arizona State University's own Eddie House will look to light it up this season for the Suns. An explosive scorer, House scored 18 points despite limited play in the Suns preseason opener.
Jones looks to get involved offensively, something the forward had little problem doing last season for the Indiana Pacers. In his Suns debut, Jones scored 18 points in Phoenix's come from behind win against the SuperSonics.
Having always been one of the league's most respected defensive players, Raja Bell proved how dangerous he can be offensively scoring 26 points while leading the depleted Suns lineup to victory in Seattle.