2008 Suns Preseason Photos
January 1, 2008
Steve Nash and Coach Terry Porter confer in Nash's first game back after an ankle injury. The Suns maintained their lead inthe fourth quarter and beat the thunder 102-93.
Shaquille O'Neal and the Phoenix Suns played their last pre-season game against Oklahoma City on Thursday, October 23. Shaq helped the Suns to a 50-47 halftime lead.
The SUn inside game was on display with Robin Lopez contributing on both ends of the court.
Amare Stoudemire picked up the scoring pace in the third quarter to allow the Suns to take a nine point lead intot he fourth period. Amare dislocated the small finger on his left hand late in the third period.
The Suns played their last pre-season road game at the Los Angeles Clippers on Tuesday, October 21. Amare Stoudemire came off the bench in his second game to score 11 first-half points.
Robin Lopez and Alando Tucker attempt to block a shot in the first half. Tucker started after missing three games with a hamstring injury.
Goran Dragic scores around the Clippers Ricky Davis.
Stoudemire helped the Suns take control of the game in the late-third and early-fourth quarters as the Suns beat the Clippers 86-69.
Amare Stoudemire was ready to play his first pre-season game on Monday, October 20 against the Charlotte Bobcats
Stoudemire played 17 minutes and contributed in all aspects of the game. Amare finished with four rebounds.
Stoudemire also made his presence felt on the defensive end.
Stoudemire also scored 11 points.
Leandro Barbosa played 21 minutes in his second pre-season game and scored seven points.
Shaquille O'Neal looked ready for the season as he scored 18 points and pulled down nine rebounds.
Robin Lopez contributed four blocked shots on the defensive end.
Grant Hill had 12 points and seven rebounds in 24 minutes of play.
Goran Dragic tied the score with 24 seconds left in regulation to send the game into overtime. The Suns won 111-108 in double overtime when Matt Barnes scored with 28 seconds to go to give the Suns the lead.
Matt Barnes made his first start of the pre-season when the Suns met the Hawks in Atlanta on October 15.
Steve Nash scored 11 points and handed out six assists in the first half.
Unfortunately, Nash sprained his ankle late in the half and could miss Friday night's preseason game in Syracuse against the Nuggets.
Sean Singletary picked up the slack in the second half and finished the game with 15 poiints on five of six shooting from the floor.
Grant Hill hit a jumper with five second remaining to give the Suns a 102-100 win.
The Suns played unusual back-to-back games during the pre-season when they met the Utah Jazz on October 9. Shaq helped the Suns to a 48-43 halftime lead.
Goran Dragic looks to pass as Louis Amundson tries for position under the basket.
Robin Lopez provided a defensive presence in the middle.
Sean Singletary prepares to strip the ball while Robert Hite provides pressure. With large contibutions from the bench, the Suns beat the Jazz 96-89.
The Phoenix Suns opened the pre-season with a game against Atlanta on October 8. Shaquille O'Neal is introduced to the home crowd to start his first full season as a member of the Suns.
Terry Porter starts his first season as coach of the Suns.
First round draft pick Robin Lopez saw his first action in a Suns uniform. The Suns dropped the opener 100-96 with several key players missing.
Louis Amundson came off the bench to score 12 points for the Suns in his first game.
Grant Hill scored ten points as he starts his second season with the Suns.
Alando Tucker scored 14 points in a reserve role.
Boris Diaw shows his new, longer hair style in the opener.
Rookie point guard Goran Dragic saw his first action in a Suns uniform.
Matt Barnes also made his first appearance in a Suns uniform.