2009-10 Suns Preseason Gallery
January 1, 2009
Amar'e Stoudemire and the Phoenix Suns played their third game in five days in three different countries when they met Portland in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada on October 22.
The Suns had played in Monterrey, Mexico on Sunday and then a home game in Phoenix on Tuesday prior to the trip North. Grant Hill scored early but the Suns found themselves trailing by 11 points at the end of one period.
Canadian Steve Nash helped the Suns get within four points, 59-55, at the half by scoring 10 points and handing out 7 assists in the first half.
Jason Richardson is sacked by Portland's Juwan Howard. The Suns never were in the game as they lost the last preseason game of the year 113-93.
Steve Nash led the Phoenix Suns against Sacramento in the last home preseason game at US Airways Center on October 20. Nash scored 13 points on the night.
Amar'e Stoudemire scored 13 first half points but the Suns found themselves trailing 68-67 at the break. Amar'e scored 14 in the second half.
Channing Frye scored 16 points in the third quarter to lead the Suns to a 15 point lead with one quarter remaining. Frye finished with 29 points.
Coach Alvin Gentry was pleased with the run-and-gun Suns third period as they scored 42 points in the period.
Grant Hill scored 13 points and had two steals.
Goren Dragin drives for two of his 21 points to go along with eight rebounds.
Leandro Barbosa again came off the bench to provide some scoring punch with 16 points.
Louis Amundson also provided help off the bench with seven points and four rebounds as the Suns beat the Kings 143-127.
The Phoenix Suns tip off a game against Philadelphia played in Monterrey, Mexico on October 18.
Amar'e Stoudemire drives to the basketb against Philadelphia in a game played in Monterrey, Mexico on October 18.
The Phoenix Suns Gorilla was on hand to entertain the Mexican crowd.
Leandro Barbosa scores against the Sixers.
Steve Nash scored 14 points and contributed 7 assits but the Sixers led wire to wire in a 116-94 victory.
After the game, Amer's helps distribute some give-aways to the crowd.
Amar'e Stoudemire got things going quickly on both ends of the court when the Suns hosted Philadelphia on October 15. Amar'e scored 16 points, pulled down 12 rebounds, and blocked three shots for the game.
Jason Richardson contributed 16 points for the Suns.
Steve Nash contributed 8 points to go with 10 assists.
Grant Hill was back in the starting lineup after missing a game and scored five points with eight rebounds and four assists.
Channing Frye led the Suns with 17 points but the Suns reserves let a 15 point lead get away in the fourth period but came back to win 115-113.
Amar'e will shoot free throws with his protective glasses off this season.
Louis Amundson contributes on defense with this blocked shot.
Steve Nash and the Phoenix Suns traveled to Oklahoma City on October 12 to take on the Thunder. Nash scored nine points and added seven assists.
Jason Richardson scored two of his eight points on this layup early in the game.
Amar'e Stoudemire scored 20 points for the Suns in a little over one half of action.
Grant Hill slashes to the basket. The Suns found themselves trailing by 18 points going to the fourth quarter.
Jared Dudley led the Suns bench in scoring with 12 points.
Dan Dickau led a spirited group of reserves that outscored the Thunder 22-2 in the last eight minutes to tie the game and send it into overtime.
Alando Tucker also contributed to the comeback but the Suns fell in overtime 110-105.
Images from around the stadium the day before the game at Indian Wells.
Activities outside the stadium on game day in Indian Wells.
The Phoenix Suns played their second outdoor game in as many years at Indian Wells on October 10 against the Golden State Warriors.
Jason Richardson provided the crown with a windmill dunk.
Steve Nash played in his first preseason game for the Suns.
Jared Dudley fights for a loose ball.
Leandro Barbosa stretches for a layin.
Earl Clark and Louis Amundson go for the block.
Grant Hill cuts through traffic for a layin to help Phoenix to a 51-51 tie at the half.
Amar'e Stoudemire grabs this offensive rebound but the Suns lost to the Warriors 104-101.
Newcomer Channing Frye led the Suns with 19 points and 8 rebounds.
The Phoenix Suns tipped off the preseason schedule with a game against Partizan Belgrade at US Airways Center on October 6.
Amar'e Stoudemire started things off with a hook shot.
Amar'e had his way on both ends with this block.
Channing Frye scored 10 points in his Suns debut.
Grant Hill scored 10 points in limited action.
Leandro Barbosa was one of three players to come off the bench and score eight points.
Rookie Earl Clark joined Barbosa with eight poiints.
Louis Anundson was the third bench player to score eight points.
Goran Dragic led all scorers with 16 points as he filled in for a sick Steve Nash.
Stourdemire scored 12 points and grabbed 5 rebounds in just 17 minutes of action as the Suns were never tested and won 111-80.
Taylor Griffin made his debut in a Suns uniform playing 12 minutes and contributing two points and three rebounds.
Dan Dickau played his first game for Phoenix and passed out three assists in just nine minutes of action.
Partizen Belgrade brough plenty of fans to cheer on their team. Don't count the three members of the Suns Dancers that made their way into the photo.