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The enigma of Justin Upton was in full display during his recent three-day return to Chase Field.
The scenario to open the second half could not have been set up much better for Desert Vista.
All-Tribune First Team
Rick Barnes hadn't even seen Kevin Durant play when Texas offered the high school sophomore a scholarship. The offer actually came from an excited assistant coach.
The Suns' Steve Nash and Amar’e Stoudemire were named to the All-NBA Second Team.
OKLAHOMA CITY — It took the NBA's highest-scoring offense coming to town for the Oklahoma City Thunder to rediscover the lockdown defense that's made them a surprise playoff team in the Western Conference.
OKLAHOMA CITY — Jason Richardson connected on a floater from the foul line with 0.7 seconds left to complete the Suns' rally from a 10-point deficit and Phoenix snapped the Oklahoma City Thunder's nine-game winning streak with a 104-102 victory on Tuesday night.
NEW YORK — Phoenix Suns forward Amare Stoudemire was again chosen for the roster that could represent the United States at this summer's world championships and the 2012 Olympics in London.
James Harden is so bland he makes vanilla jealous. In a 100-yard dash with dull, he’d lose by 90 yards. Maybe that’s why I like him so much.
Kevin Durant showed off his skills, scoring 38 points, including a key jumper from behind the key with 14.4 seconds left, lifting the Oklahoma City Thunder to a 117-113 victory over Phoenix, ending their nine-game losing streak to the Suns.
OKLAHOMA CITY — As Kevin Durant watched his Oklahoma City teammates blow a 20-point fourth-quarter lead, he thought about lobbying to return to the game. Instead, he and coach Scott Brooks saw an opportunity for the Thunder's bench players to learn a valuable lesson.
Thunder forward Kevin Durant, left, attempts to drive around Suns forward Grant Hill, left, in the third quarter in Oklahoma City. Oct. 12, 2009.
ORLANDO, Fla. — James Harden and Tyler Hansbrough are giving a glimpse of what to expect from them this NBA season, and it’s exactly what the team that drafted them hoped to see.
Bordow: Boy, a guy goes away for a week …
Oklahoma City made a mistake by drafting James Harden with the third overall pick in Thursday's NBA draft. He will be a solid addition, but is not a player with superstar potential.
Often labeled as a "throwback" player for his all-around abilities relative to his age (19), James Harden threw himself deeper into history Thursday. When Oklahoma City scooped him up with the third overall pick in the NBA draft, the All-American guard become the earliest draft pick from Arizona State since "Jumping" Joe Caldwell went No. 2 overall in 1964, and Harden appeared to pay tribute to that bygone era by donning a bow tie.
For four college basketball players, their lives are about to completely change. Fame and (some) fortune are likely to follow James Harden, Jeff Pendergraph, Jordan Hill and Chase Budinger. None of them know which team will be the first to call them during Thursday's NBA draft.
LeBron James, Kobe Bryant and the core of the Olympic basketball champions could be back in USA uniforms next summer for the world championships.
SECAUCUS, N.J. — The Phoenix Suns remained at No. 14 in the draft after Tuesday's NBA lottery, while the Los Angeles Clippers moved up and own the No. 1 pick in next month's draft.
Suns center Shaquille O’Neal has been named to the All-NBA third team -- the 14th time in his 17 NBA seasons he has been chosen.
The way things have been going lately, the Phoenix Suns will gladly take a sputtering victory over Oklahoma City. The 106-95 win Saturday night lacked the impressiveness of Phoenix's 140-118 romp over the Thunder three weeks ago, but it was good enough to snap a six-game losing streak, the Suns' longest in four seasons.
The Phoenix Suns didn't slow down without Amare Stoudemire. Quite the contrary. They inserted the fastest Phoenix player of all, Leandro Barbosa, into the starting lineup Friday night and the "Brazilian Blur" responded with a career-high 41 points to lead the Suns to a 140-118 victory over the Oklahoma City Thunder.
Call him Krypto-Nate. Nate Robinson tugged on Superman's cape — and won. The diminutive New York Knicks guard beat defending champion Dwight Howard of Orlando in an electrifying slam dunk contest on Saturday night, winning 52 percent of fans' votes.
We interrupt our regularly scheduled program - Where Will Thou Wind Up, Amaré Stoudemire - to bring you NBA All-Star weekend.
Charles Barkley will sit out TNT’s coverage of All-Star weekend in Phoenix after his arrest in Scottsdale on suspicion of drunken driving. Barkley was expected to return to the air sometime in the second half of the season.