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Suns 2020 playoff preview: Season gone supernova

Jun 12, 2020 - 11:12 PM

Stacked with a good mix of vets and breakout stars, the Phoenix Suns may stun some legitimate contenders

RISING SUN. Devin Booker earns an All-Star spot for the first time this season. Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images/AFP

LOOKBACK: Ranking Chicago Bulls’ finals opponents

May 14, 2020 - 6:30 PM

The dual three-peat runs cemented the Chicago Bulls’ legacy, but not without some tough challenge

THRILLER. Karl Malone (second from right) and Jazz teammate Greg Ostertag fight for a loose ball with Bulls stars Michael Jordan (right) and Dennis Rodman during Game 4 of the 1997 NBA Finals. Photo by Jeff Haynes/AFP

Raptors rout Suns; Pacers hold on to beat Knicks

Feb 22, 2020 - 3:35 PM

'I just feel energized,' says Pascal Siakam as the Raptors roll to their 16th win in the last 17 games

ON FIRE. Pascal Siakam pumps in a double-double for the red-hot Raptors. Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images/AFP

Lakers overpower Suns to hold Western Conference No.1

Feb 11, 2020 - 3:31 PM

Anthony Davis and 5 others finish with double-digit tallies to blow past the Phoenix Suns

NO.1. The Los Angeles Lakers stay on top fo the NBA Western Conference standings. File photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images/AFP

LeBron posts triple double as Lakers hold off Suns

Jan 02, 2020 - 3:58 PM

With the Lakers reserves struggling, LeBron James and Anthony Davis take over in the second half

Photo by Katharine Lotze/Getty Images/AFP

Resurgent Warriors blast Suns for 4th straight win

Dec 28, 2019 - 4:12 PM

The Warriors – the former champions now running dead last in the Western Conference – rally from a double-digit deficit to escape the Suns

Kuzma late show as Lakers eclipse Suns

Nov 13, 2019 - 2:44 PM

Kyle Kuzma knocks in clutch treys as the Lakers bounce back on the road against the Suns

RESURGENT. Kyle Kuzma and the Lakers stay on top of the Western Conference. Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images/AFP

Suns scorch Sixers to topple NBA's last unbeaten club

Nov 05, 2019 - 3:38 PM

Devin Booker unleashes 40 points as the Phoenix Suns shock one of the Eastern Conference favorites

PHOENIX, ARIZONA - NOVEMBER 04: Tobias Harris #12 of the Philadelphia 76ers handles the ball under pressure from Devin Booker #1 of the Phoenix Suns during the second half of the NBA game at Talking Stick Resort Arena on November 04, 2019 in Phoenix, Arizona. The Suns defeated the 76ers 114-109. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement Christian Petersen/Getty Images/AFP

NBA fines Suns' Oubre $10K for harsh words to ref

Oct 28, 2019 - 10:29 AM

Despite being penalized, Kelly Oubre has helped steer the Phoenix Suns to a 2-1 start, including a stunning win over the Los Angeles Clippers

HOT START. Kelly Oubre and the Suns are off to an impressive start in the NBA. Photo from Instagram/@suns

Clippers on shock defeat to Suns: ‘We deserved to lose'

Oct 27, 2019 - 5:47 PM

'They were the Clippers, but we were pretty good,' says coach Monty Williams after his Suns' stunning win over the Kawhi Leonard-led squad

UPSET. The Clippers fall short even with Kawhi Leonard dropping 27 points. Photo from NBA

Suns' Ayton suspended 25 games for banned diuretic

Oct 25, 2019 - 11:21 AM

DeAndre Ayton, the 2018 No. 1 overall pick, will miss almost one-third of the regular season

SUSPENDED. The Suns will miss the scoring and inside presence DeAndre Ayton provides. Photo from Twitter (@NBA)

Suns name 76ers assistant Monty Williams as new coach

May 04, 2019 - 12:51 PM

The former NBA forward will take over a team that had its worst campaign in franchise history since its inaugural season

NEW MENTOR. Monty Williams is the fifth head coach for the Phoenix Suns in the last 5 years. Photo from

Sun sets on Kokoskov's brief time as Phoenix head coach

Apr 23, 2019 - 3:54 PM

The firing of the first European-born head coach in the history of the NBA leaves the Suns searching for their seventh head coach in 8 years

FAREWELL. Igor Kokoskov bids goodbye to the Phoenix Suns after just one season. Photo from Phoenix Suns' Twitter account (@Suns)

Devin Booker hits 3rd 50-point game in another loss

Mar 28, 2019 - 2:24 PM

Devin Booker makes back-to-back 50-point games, but both end up in losses

BIZARRE. The Phoenix Suns lose all their games when Devin Booker makes a 50-point game. Photo from NBA Twitter

WATCH: Devin Booker scores 59 in Suns loss to Utah

Mar 26, 2019 - 1:31 PM

22-year-old Booker is only the fourth player in NBA history to post multiple 50-point games before his 23rd birthday

SCINTILLATING. Devin Booker drops 59 points despite absorbing a loss to the Utah Jazz. Photo from NBA Twitter

Harden drops incredible stat line to power Rockets over Suns

Mar 16, 2019 - 1:03 PM

Reigning MVP James Harden stuffs the stat sheet to help the Rocket escape the Suns

ALL AROUND. James Harden virtually does it all for the Rockets. Photo from NBA Twitter

Warriors fall victim to NBA-worst Suns as Durant suffers injury

Mar 11, 2019 - 11:51 AM

The Suns have won 4 of their last 5 games that includes LeBron James' Lakers and the NBA-best Bucks

YOUNG BUCK. Devin Booker fills up the stats sheet as the Suns stun the Warriors. Photo from Twitter (@NBA)

Warriors survive Suns scare

Feb 09, 2019 - 12:57 PM

The defending champion Warriors turn the game around just in time against worst West team Suns

Harden's 20th 40-point game fuels Rockets' win

Feb 05, 2019 - 2:26 PM

James Harden extends his streak of games with 30 or more points to 27

SCORING LEADER. James Harden scores 44 points to lead the Rockets. Photo from NBA Twitter

Zubac stars as undermanned Lakers snap skid vs hapless Suns

Jan 28, 2019 - 2:38 PM

Los Angeles misses the services of LeBron James, Lonzo Ball, Kyle Kuzma and Tyson Chandler

BIG GAME. Ivica Zubac fills in the void left by his sidelined Lakers teammates. Photo from Twitter (@NBA)

WATCH: Derrick Rose hits game-winner vs Suns

Jan 21, 2019 - 9:59 PM

Derrick Rose saves the day with a clutch basket for the Timberwolves' win

CLUTCH. Derrick Rose caps off a stellar night with a game-winning basket for the win. Photo from NBA Twitter

Rose blooms with game-winner as Timberwolves dim Suns

Jan 21, 2019 - 11:31 AM

The former NBA MVP shows he still has plenty of gas left by powering Minnesota to an enthralling win over Phoenix

TOPSCORER. Derrick Rose finishes with a team-high 31 points for the Timberwolves. Photo from Twitter (@Timberwolves)

Siakam hits buzzer-beater to lift Raptors over Suns

Jan 18, 2019 - 4:45 PM

'To be honest I didn't know what I was going to do,' says Pascal Siakam as the Raptors escape the Suns for an 8th straight home win

GAME-WINNER. Toronto’s Pascal Siakam buries the heart-stopping last bucket that bounces off the backboard before going in. Photo from Toronto Raptors Twitter

Sixers crush T'wolves in Butler's first clash vs former team

Jan 16, 2019 - 5:07 PM

Two months after parting ways with the Timberwolves, Jimmy Butler drops 19 points to help power the Sixers against his former squad

FACE OFF. Two months after parting ways with the Timberwolves, Jimmy Butler drops 19 points to help power the Sixers against his former team. Photo from NBA Twitter

Undermanned Sixers hold off Suns, Celtics pounce on T'wolves

Jan 03, 2019 - 5:11 PM

Joel Embiid caps a 42-point display with a Sixers win as the Celtics also score behind Gordon Hayward's 35 points

HOT START. Joel Embiid unleashes 30 of his 42 points in the 1st half. Photo from NBA Twitter

WATCH: Curry's identical threes in Warriors win over Suns

Jan 02, 2019 - 10:08 AM

It's pretty much a routine win for Steph Curry and the defending champion Golden State Warriors

HOT CURRY. Warriors superstar knocks in 15 of his 34 points from beyond the arc. Photo from NBA Twitter

Warriors scorch Suns, Spurs roll past Celtics

Jan 01, 2019 - 2:30 PM

The defending champion Warriors and the Spurs close out 2018 with huge victories

ONE-SIDED. Steph Curry and the Warriors easily ward off De’Anthony Melton and the Suns in the last NBA game of 2018. Photo from NBA Twitter

WATCH: Raptors rally from 17 down to edge Heat

Dec 27, 2018 - 1:26 PM

Kawhi Leonard and Danny Green star as the Toronto Raptors snap Miami Heat's five-game winning streak

ON TOP. Kawhi Leonard pumps in 30 points as the Raptors improve to a league-best 26-10 record. Photo from Toronto Raptors Twitter

WATCH: Warriors up; Beal, Bryant lift Wizards in 3OT

Dec 23, 2018 - 5:34 PM

Jonas Jerebko shines in the Warriors' win as Bradley Beal and Thomas Bryant deliver monster numbers in the Wizards' triple-overtime triumph over the Suns

REVELATION. Swedish forward Jonas Jerebko plays a key role in powering the Warriors to their 22nd win. Photo from Golden State Warriors

Suns spoil Nowitzki's record-setting season debut

Dec 14, 2018 - 5:46 PM

Dallas talisman Dirk Nowitzki becomes the first player in NBA history to suit up for 21 seasons for the same team

RECORD-SETTING. Dallas veteran Dirk Nowitzki high fives Maximilian Kleber after checking out of the first half. Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images/AFP

Rockets blast Blazers, Spurs eclipse Suns

Dec 12, 2018 - 12:48 PM

James Harden fires 29 and Chris Paul tallies a triple-double as the Houston Rockets snap a three-game slide

HOT SQUAD. Chris Paul and 6 other Rockets players wind up in double figures against the Blazers. Photo from Houston Rockets

Mavs topple Clippers, Lakers ease past Suns

Dec 03, 2018 - 2:05 PM

Dallas drops Los Angeles from the top of the Western Conference

YOUTHFUL PROGRESS. LeBron James says the young Lakers squad is improving as days go by. File photo by Harry How/Getty Images/AFP

Thunder trips Suns for first win

Oct 29, 2018 - 11:08 AM

Oklahoma City finally barges into the winning column after dropping its first 4 games behind 3 players breaching the 20-point mark

STAT-STUFFER. Russell Westbrook flirts with a triple-double. File photo by Gene Sweeney Jr./Getty Images/AFP

LOOK: Boy left alone in birthday party gets treated by Phoenix Suns

Oct 26, 2018 - 1:55 PM

The Suns turn 6-year-old Teddy Mazzini's frown upside down

TURNAROUND. Teddy Mazzini was treated to a home game by the Phoenix Suns after his photo showing him alone in his own pizza party went viral. Photos from Facebook (Sil Mazzini) and Twitter (@suns)

LeBron, Lakers eclipse Suns for 1st win

Oct 25, 2018 - 12:57 PM

The NBA superstar flirts with a triple-double and gets his first victory as a Los Angeles Laker

BREAKTHROUGH. LeBron James and the Lakers bounce back from a 0-3 start. Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images/AFP

Golden State drubs Suns in bounce back win

Oct 23, 2018 - 12:54 PM

The Warriors demolish their opponents a day after absorbing a painful loss to Denver

BOUNCE BACK. Steph Curry powers the Warriors to a lopsided win after previously losing to Denver. Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images/AFP

Phoenix Suns fire general manager McDonough as season looms

Oct 09, 2018 - 10:37 AM

The struggling Suns decide to make major changes before their season opener on October 17

FIRED. Ex-Phoenix Suns general manager Ryan McDonough was laid off following poor results in the NBA preseason. Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images/AFP

Suns sign Booker to $158 million deal

Jul 08, 2018 - 2:53 PM

The 21-year-old star guard gets rewarded with a 5-year max extension after a record-setting NBA season

HOTSHOT. Phoenix Suns' Devin Booker is one of the youngest NBA players to reach 4,000 points. Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images/AFP

Derrick Rose stays with Minnesota, Trevor Ariza leaves Houston

Jul 01, 2018 - 7:45 PM

Derrick Rose inks a one-year deal with the Timberwolves while Trveor Ariza ends a 4-year stint with the Rockets

VETERANS. Derrick Rose looks to provide quality minutes for the Minnesota Timberwolves while Trevor Ariza seeks to help the young Phoenix Suns. Rose photo by Tim Warner/Getty Images/AFP and Ariza photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Image/AFP

LOOK: Sixers draft hometown kid Bridges, but things turn awkward

Jun 22, 2018 - 10:00 PM

The mom of NBA Draft pick Mikal Bridges gets all thrilled that his son is 'coming home,' but the Philly Sixers trade him to the Phoenix Suns minutes later

FLEETING. Mikal Bridges hugs his mom after being drafted 10th overall by the Philadelphia 76ers. Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images/AFP

LOOK: Who wore his lucky undies in the 2018 NBA Draft Lottery?

May 16, 2018 - 12:41 PM

Check out the order and reactions during the lottery in Chicago

LUCKY CHARM. Phoenix rookie Josh Jackson, who represented the Suns in the NBA Draft Lottery, brings good fortune to the squad. Photo by

Suns make Kokoskov NBA's first European-born head coach

May 03, 2018 - 9:52 AM

Currently a Utah lead assistant, Serbian Igor Kokoskov is set to join the Phoenix Suns right after the Jazz's playoff campaign

PIONEER. Serbian Igor Kokoskov has helped the Utah Jazz reach the Western Conference semi-finals in the last two seasons as lead assistant coach. Photo by Ozan Kose/AFP

Nuggets stop skid, Sixers win without Embiid

Mar 31, 2018 - 12:52 PM

Denver's Paul Millsap scores a season-high 36 points against OKC. Philadelphia's Ben Simmons scores a triple-double in 3 quarters versus the Hawks.

SIXERS VS HAWKS. Ben Simmons #25 of the Philadelphia 76ers shoots against Dewayne Dedmon #14 of the Atlanta Hawks at Philips Arena on March 30, 2018 in Atlanta, Georgia. Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images/AFP

Anthony Davis powers Pelicans over hapless Suns

Feb 27, 2018 - 3:04 PM

Davis spearheads the Pelicans' attack during a six-game winning streak – one of their longest in recent years – and over that time he is averaging more than 40 points a game

WATCH: Devin Booker wins 2018 JBL Three-Point Contest

Feb 18, 2018 - 12:20 PM

Booker's 28 points sets the NBA 3-point contest single-round record

HOT SHOOTING. Devin Booker sets the record and takes home the 2018 JBL Three-Point Contest trophy. Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images/AFP

Ginobili has second straight 20-plus point game in Spurs' loss to Blazers

Jan 08, 2018 - 4:39 PM

The Spurs were missing 4 regulars, including Tony Parker and Kawhi Leonard, while the Blazers were without Damian Lillard

HOT SPUR. Manu Ginobili goes for 26 points, becoming the oldest player to score 20-plus points in back-to-back games. File photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images/AFP

Manu Ginobili, age 40, heats up Phoenix with history-making 21 points off the bench

Jan 06, 2018 - 7:42 PM

A 9-hour sleep can go a long way for Ginobili

FOREVER YOUNG. Other players over 40 have scored 20 points in a game, but only Ginobili has done so in under 20 minutes. Photo by Mike Erhmann/Getty Images North America/AFP

WATCH: Suns beat Grizzlies on Tyson Chandler's game-winning alley oop

Dec 27, 2017 - 1:31 PM

Chandler throws down a monster dunk at the buzzer to give Phoenix the victory

THROW IT DOWN. Tyson Chandler wins the game for Phoenix with as dominant a play as could be drawn up. File photo by Elsa/Getty Images/AFP

Brandon Ingram buzzer-beating triple lifts Lakers past Sixers

Dec 08, 2017 - 5:14 PM

Lonzo Ball draws the defense to set up Brandon Ingram's buzzer-beater for the Lakers win

FOR THE WIN. Brandon Ingram #14 of the Los Angeles Lakers celebrates with Larry Nance Jr. #7 after Ingram hit the game winning three pointer to give the Lakers a 107-104 win over the Philadelphia 76ers at Wells Fargo Center on December 7, 2017 in Philadelphia,Pennsylvania. Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images/AFP

Russell Westbrook collects 8th triple double as Thunder down Jazz

Dec 06, 2017 - 1:29 PM

Westbrook, the reigning NBA MVP, finishes with 34 points, 13 rebounds and 14 assists as OKC improves to 11-12 in the Western Conference standings

TRIPLE-DOUBLE. In this file photo Russell Westbrook #0 of the Oklahoma City Thunder drives on George Hill #3 and Willie Cauley-Stein #00 of the Sacramento Kings during their game November 7, 2017 in Sacramento, California. Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images/AFP