Red hot Suns too much late for Bulls

Steve Nash was at his darting best in the final two minutes, paving the way for the Phoenix Suns’ eight straight victory on a night they clinched a playoff spot.In a 111-105 victory, Nash had the Bulls guessing: will he shoot, drive, dump it inside or kick it back out? And with Kirk Hinrich sidelined in the second half with a sprained ankle, Nash had room to work.In a frantic final stretch, Nash drove to the lane and turned around for a jumper. Seconds later, he maneuvered his way back to the basket and used his familiar scoop shot to score and start a three-point play.He found Channing Frye for a clutch tiebreaking 3-pointer with 41.6 seconds left, passed to Grant Hill for a dunk and then hit two free throws to finish off his 22-point, 10-assist night.All from a guy who had been nursing a sore back and the sniffles.Jason Richardson led the Suns with 27 points and Amare Stoudemire had 21 points — 13 in the first quarter — and 11 rebounds. The Suns are currently in fourth in the West.The 6-11 Frye connected on three 3-pointers.Flip Murray and Derrick Rose, who kept the Bulls close down the stretch with 10 points in the final period, had 23 points each. The Bulls are 1½ games behind Toronto for the eighth playoff spot in East.After Hill’s dunk 23.2 seconds remaining restored Phoenix’s lead to three, Rose missed a long 3-pointer when he had to double clutch. Nash then sank a pair of free throws with 13 seconds to go. Stoudemire dunked on the break over James Johnson, was fouled and converted the three-point play to highlight a late 10-0 first-quarter run by the Suns that opened up a quick 12-point lead.The Suns’ lead didn’t last long as Jannero Pargo hit a pair of 3-pointers and Murray another in a 13-2 run that tied the game early in the second.

NOTES—The Suns’ last eight-game winning streak came from Nov. 9-23, 2007….Hinrich sprained his left ankle in the second quarter. He tested it during warmups for the second half and then did not return…..Joakim Noah was assessed a technical foul after the first half. He said he was asking officials at midcourt why teammate Chris Richard had been called for a flagrant foul late in the half……Entering the game, Stoudemire had averaged 27.6 points in the 20 games since the All-Star break……Murray brought the crowd to its feet by swishing a midcourt hook shot at the end of the third quarter, but the shot came after the horn. The call was upheld by video review…..The Suns are 17-4 since the All-Star break.

69 thoughts on “Red hot Suns too much late for Bulls

  1. You may find two to three new levels inside L. a. Weight loss and any one someone is incredibly important. Initial stage may be real melting away rrn the body. lose weight

  2. Wow! This could be one particular of the most beneficial blogs We have ever arrive across on this subject. Actually Excellent. I am also an expert in this topic so I can understand your effort.

  3. Thank you for another fantastic article. Where else could anybody get that kind of info in such an ideal way of writing? I ave a presentation next week, and I am on the look for such info.

  4. This post post created me feel. I will write something about this on my blog. aаАа’б‚Т€ТšаЂаŒаАТ’аЂа†

  5. Is not it superb any time you get a fantastic submit? Value the admission you given.. Fantastic opinions you might have here.. Truly appreciate the blog you provided..

  6. We stumbled over here from a different web address and thought I might check things out. I like what I see so i am just following you. Look forward to looking over your web page repeatedly.

  7. Wow! This could be one particular of the most useful blogs We ave ever arrive across on this subject. Actually Fantastic. I am also an expert in this topic so I can understand your hard work.

  8. What as up everybody, here every person is sharing these kinds of experience, therefore it as pleasant to read this webpage, and I used to visit this web site daily.

  9. This unique blog is really educating additionally informative. I have picked many helpful advices out of it. I ad love to visit it again and again. Cheers!

  10. you are really a good webmaster. The site loading speed is incredible. It seems that you are doing any unique trick. Also, The contents are masterpiece. you ave done a wonderful job on this topic!

  11. The Silent Shard This may likely be quite useful for some of your positions I decide to you should not only with my website but

  12. Wow, fantastic blog layout! How long have you been blogging for? you make blogging look easy. The overall look of your website is wonderful, let alone the content!

  13. Wow! This can be one particular of the most useful blogs We have ever arrive across on this subject. Actually Great. I am also a specialist in this topic therefore I can understand your hard work.

  14. Wow, amazing blog layout! How lengthy have you been running a blog for? you made blogging glance easy. The total look of your site is fantastic, let alone the content material!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.