HoopsHype Phoenix Suns twitter
Simple but cool moment. Hornacek was outside the locker room. Sloan entered the arena 30 feet away & waved. Hornacek: "Coach, how ya doing?"
Prayers go out 2 all the students involved in the shooting at Marysville Pilchuck HS... The world we live in SMH!
Couldn't listen to people that said I dream too much...
T.I. Ft Nip hussle- About my issue
Checking out Dracula: Untold...hope its good!
Damn damn damn. Hate to see Steve Nash go out like this. 1 of the best PGs to ever play the game!
Green misses 3 at horn. Clips win 108-105. Griffin: 35 pts; Paul: 34 pts; Bledsoe: 27 pts; Green: 23 pts, Marcus M.: 17p, 8r. PHX: 24 tov.
Redick just had a potential four-point play for the Suns. He fouled Bledsoe and got T'd twice for an ejection. 4 FTs coming. LA 101-96, 2:43
Plumlee fouls out in 18 minutes tonight. He'd fouled 14 times in the first five preseason games.
PHX 80, LAC 79 after 3Q. Bledsoe: 23 pts, 10-12 FT; Green: 19 pts, 17 min; Marcus M: 10 pts, 8 reb; turnovers: PHX 21 (Keef 6 in 3rd), LA 14
Crowd oohs for Green's high-rising, fadeaway 3 against Paul. Hornacek yells, "Gerald, run the play!"
After traveling again, Markieff Morris has all five of his turnovers in this quarter. LA 77-73.
Matt Barnes is 0 for 4 tonight but don't give Marcus Morris too much credit. Barnes is 3 for 35 this preseason.
Plumlee picks up his fifth foul in 15 minutes of action. Len needs the time anyway.
On cue, Markieff gets a T. The team just had got a delay of game when Markieff rolled the ball away from the official.
If Marcus starts playing as much as Markieff, is he going to get as many technicals? He got T'd at Houston and just now.
The Suns have allowed 54 percent shooting but at least they haven't given up any second-chance points. Big 24-14 edge on the boards.
PHX 61, LAC 58 at half. Bledsoe: 16 pts, 2 ast; Green: 14 pts, 13 min; Tucker: 8 pts, 5 reb; Marcus M: 7 pts, 5 reb; Paul: 18p; Griffin: 16p
Len tried to catch that last pass with only his left hand. The split for his twice-fractured pinkie is on his right hand.
After Markieff's third foul, Len stays on Griffin and Tucker covers Hawes. Len's length has made a difference a couple times defensively.
Green again carries the scoring for the 2nd unit. His first 3 gives him 11 points in 8 minutes. He found his way to the rim on the others.
The backup backcourt chemistry between Thomas and Green has been really good. That alleyoop was a pass Thomas had been off on previously.
PHX 33, LAC 28 after 1Q. Bledsoe: 14 pts, 3-3 3s; Marcus M.: 5 pts, 4 reb; Paul: 14 pts, 4-5 3s; Griffin: 8 pts; Paint pts: PHX 16-8.
Bledsoe had a great scoreless 1st half last night but tonight he's matching his tutor (Chris Paul) point for point. Each has 14 in the 1Q.
Alex Len checks in for the first time during preseason and fouls Blake Griffin on the first play. PHX 26-23
Father, today I resist mediocrity. I choose to give my very best. Teach me to live skillfully so that my life is a continual praise to You.
Hard to live up to the previous Pau. http://t.co/l7mHsVJ9Ll
FINAL: PHX 114, LAL 108 (OT). Thomas: 26 pts, 12-13 FT; Green: 21 pts, 4-9 3s; Dragic: 15 pts; Bledsoe: 11p/7r/6a; Kobe: 27 pts, 34 min.
Randolph builds his roster case a little more with a clutch corner 3 for a 112-108 Suns lead with 31.2 seconds to go.
And Hornacek is coaching with the intensity of a regular-season OT game. Can't believe they gave up two 3s to Wes. PHX 109-108, :44.9 to go.
The intensity of this Thomas-Green-Tucker-Marcus Morris-Randolph lineup is playing like it's regular-season OT game. PHX 107-102, 1:39 left
Kobe Bryant finally is taken out with 2:38 to go in OT. He had 27 points in 33 minutes.
Don't look for Dragic or Bledsoe to come back in OT. They've been iced.
Wes Johnson misses two FTs. Green misses a 3 for the win. Thomas hits a J at the buzzer. 94-94. Free preseason basketball coming up.
Kobe went all Mamba with 3 tough turnarounds/fadeaways vs. good Tucker D. On the 4th try, he drew a foul. LA 94-91, :12.8 left. PHX ball.
Even Kobe Bryant grimaced at a bad traveling call on P.J. Tucker against him. Said something to Hornacek on the way back with a smirk.
Ed Davis just shimmied his shoulders at the Suns bench after a fastbreak dunk ... in a preseason game .. that the Lakers are trailing.
Hey, he's back. Zoran Dragic is now sitting behind the bench in street clothes.
There's the Randolph 3 again. Unveiled at the scrimmage, he just hit a 3 for an 84-75 lead. Also just scored on a post. Fightin for his job.
PJ and TJ are playing on the wings with Thomas at point. Randolph & Tolliver are up front to start the 4th. Thomas now has 15 pts in 15 min.
PHX 77, LAL 71 after 3Q. Dragic: 15 pts, 3 ast; Thomas: 13 pts; Bledsoe: 11 pts, 7 reb, 6 ast; Green: 11 pts. Turnovers have piled up to 16.
On a normal night, this would be triple-double territory for Bledsoe. He has 11 points, 7 rebounds and 6 assists in 22 minutes. PHX 72-67
Marcus Morris upon subbing out: "You didn't let me get one up." He did plenty of other good things in his seven minutes. Good night for him.
And as that was posted, Markieff dunked off a roll and hit a 3 next trip. Marcus has playing well all game and has switched onto Kobe.
On the flip side, Markieff Morris' struggles continue tonight. He has two airballs and has settled for jump shots. He's 1 for 7.
Bledsoe has done everything he wants on fast, strong drives in the half-court or transtion for his first 7 points of the game.
PHX 50, LAL 47 @ half. Green: 11 pts, 3 3s; Thomas: 10 pts, 8-8 FT; Dragic: 9 pts; PHX: 39 FG%, 10 tov; LA: 46 FG%, 10 tov. FB pts: PHX 22-3
Welcome back to action, Jeremy Lin. Now try keeping up with Isaiah Thomas. Thomas has eight of his 10 points on free throws.
Markieff gets a steal but his lefthanded underhand flip outlet to lead to a Goodwin and-one fastbreak dunk was even more impressive.
Thomas was fired up about Lin bumping him on the dribble & pumped his arm after a score. Next trip, he got a technical & yelled, "Wake up!"
That sequence won't be in a NBA commercial. Wes Johnson lost ball by himself. Thomas couldn't pick it up. Then it bounced off Hill's butt.
Floyd Mayweather is sitting courtside across from the Lakers bench. What was the line on this game?
Barron gets his turn with Markieff up front. Thomas' pushes to drive a foul and becomes the first Sun not named Green to score in the 2nd.
PHX 24, LAL 17 after 1Q. Dragic: 9 pts, 2 ast; Bledsoe: 0 pts, 4 reb, 3 ast; Marcus M.: 7 pts, 2 reb; Plumlee: 6 pts, 3 reb. Kobe: 0-3 FG.
Off a Randolph rebound with 7 seconds to go, Dragic darted downcourt, split the Lakers D and got fouled with 1.4 seconds to go.
Goran Dragic has the Suns' last 8 points off of 2 drives, a fastbreak stop-and-pop and a fadeaway jumper that put him on his butt. PHX 21-17
Shavlik Randolph is the first sub at center tonight.
Bledsoe is scoreless but active. He is 0 for 3 but already has 4 rebounds and 3 assists, includiing a fastbreak alleyoop for Keef. LA 11-10
After Hill gets a post score on Plumlee, Hornacek says, "Miles, you're a center. Quit slapping down here." (then puts arms up high)
Alex Len will not play tonight but he does plan to return to action tomorrow night against the Clippers.
Fresh off his week in Ottawa, Zoran Dragic will join his team at the Honda Center at some point during the Suns-Lakers game tonight.