2010-11 Suns Preseason Gallery
January 1, 2010
Steve Nash takes the floor for the final preseason game against the Denver Nuggets on October 22.
Robin Lopez made his presence felt on both ends of the court with 12 points and seven rebounds.
Jason Richardson scored 13 points for the game but Denver scored 49 points in the second period to take a 17 point lead at the half.
Grant Hill scored just four points and Denver kept extending the lead to win 144-106.
Nash finished with 11 points and 12 assists.
Jared Dudley came off the bench to score 17 points and pull down six rebounds.
Although Denver used just eight players, the Suns used the entire roster and Earl Clark scored 13 points in 24 minutes.
Goran Dragic also scored in doouble figures with 10 points in 18 minutes.
Channing Frye blocked this shot and scored four points for the Suns.
The Phoenix Suns prepared to take on the Golden State Warriors on October 19 with just two games remaining on the preseason schedule.
With the regular season fast approaching, Coach Alvin Gentry began using his starters more and establishing a second unit.
Steve Nash got things off on the right foot with six points in the opening period as the Suns lead by two after one quarter.
Jason Richardson also scored six points in the opening period and finished with 11 on the night.
Robin Lopez scored 14 points and added 10 rebounds for the game. His six points during a 15-4 Suns run to end the half gave the Suns a 46-38 halftime lead.
Nash again led the way early in the third period as the Suns maintained their advantage for most of the period.
Grant Hill scored six points and grabbed seven rebounds for the Suns.
Hakim Warrick helped the reserves hold off the Warriors in the fourth period as the Suns won their second preseason game 92-87.
Josh Childress saw 21 minutes of playing time, mostly with the second unit, and scored three points.
Channing Frye led the second unit with 14 points and seven rebounds.
Goran Dragic scored 10 points and added four assists and four rebounds.
Nash returned to the game briefly in the fourth period and finished the game with a team high 16 points.
Jason Richardson helped the Suns starters take an 11 point first period lead when the Suns played in Toronto on October 17. JR finished with 12 points and four rebounds.
Grant Hill scored 10 points and added three assists.
With the starters averaging less than 20 minutes, Josh Childress was able to score 12 points, grab four rebounds, and pass for three assists in 26 minutes of play.
Hakim Warrick also took advantage of 20 mintues of playing time to score 14 points and add five rebounds. Despite the production from the reserves, the Suns fell 121-100.
Coach Alvin Gentry continued his preseason playing time for starters by limiting each to less than 20 minutes. Steve Nash played just 17 minutes and contributed five assits.
Jason Richarson scored five points and added seven rebounds in 16 minutes of playing time.
Robin Lopez scored nine points, had five rebounds, and blocked two shots in just 14 minutes.
Nash and Lopez helped the Suns take a 56-55 lead at the half but Utah dominated the fourth period to take a 108-97 win.
Hedo Turkoglu found his shooting touch by hitting five of nine from the field including three of seven from three point range and led the Suns in scoring with 13 points.
Josh Childress scored nine points in his 21 minutes.
Hakim Warrick had eight points and three rebounds for the Suns.
Zabian Dowdell also had eight points in 21 minutes.
Steve Nash and the Suns made their first appearance at U S Airways Center with a preseason game against the Utah Jazz on October 12.
Grant Hill played just 17 minutes as the Suns took an early 19-13 lead.
Hedo Turkoglu played just nine minutes in his first game in Phoenix.
Robin Lopez scored 11 points and pulled down six rebounds in just 21 minutes of playing time.
Jason Richardson scored 13 points in just 21 minutes.
Goren Dragic led the Suns in scoring with 15 points and added five assists but the reserves had trouble in the second quarter and the Jazz led 50-42 at the half.
Nash scored just three points but had 10 assists in 22 minutes and helped the Suns come back in the second half to take an 84-83 lead in the fourth quarter but Utah emerged the winner 105-100.
Earl Clark scored five points in 20 minutes of play.
Hakim Warrick was one of five Suns in double figures with 11 points.
Josh Childress also scored in double figures with 10 points off the bench.
Channing Frye continued to struggle with his three point shot, hitting just one of seven.
Matt Janning scored five points in just five minutes of action.
Grant Hill helped the Suns to their first preseason win, 98-90, with 16 points against the Dallas Maverick outdoors at Indian Wells, California.
Steve Nash looked more like his old self with increased playing time by handing out 10 assits in just over 24 minutes of playing time.
Each of the starters, including Hedo Turkoglu, played about half the game.
Josh Childress scored six points off the bench.
Robin Lopez scored 11 points--one of five players in double figures--and added six rebuonds.
Channing Frye made only two of ten from three point range but still managed 12 points.
Hakin Warrick was also in double figures with 10 points off the bench.
Steve Nash returned home to Canada as the Phoenix Suns met the only Canadian NBA franchise, the Toronto Raptors, in Vancouver, British Columbia for the second game of the preseason schedule.
Playing on their home soil, the Raptors scored early and often to hand the Suns a 129-78 beating.
Robin Lopez played just 15 minutes and scored two points with two rebounds.
Josh Childress contributed nine points and three rebounds in 18 minutes.
Gani Lawal has trouble finding the handle as Grant Hill looks on.
Chucky Atkins gets the opportunity for some playing time.
Lawal and Zabian Dowdell set up a roadblock.
The Suns opened the preseason with a 109-95 loss at Sacramento but Hedo Turkoglu was delighted with his new surroundings.
Veterans Turkoglu, Steve Nash, and Grant Hill played a combined 25 minutes as Coach Alvin Gentry took a look at other players.
Newcomer Josh Childress played 19 minutes and scored six points to go with five rebounds.
Robin Lopez scored 15 points, grabbed six rebounds, and blocked two shots in 31 minutes, the most of any Suns player.
Hakim Warrick scored 11 points in 15 minutes af action.
Jason Richardson led the Suns with 17 points in less than one half of play.
Matt Janning scores two of his eight points for the Suns.