Phoenix Suns v Portland Trail Blazers Live
Having experienced some ups and downs in preseason play, the Blazers are still trying to figure out their rotation on the wings as they head to the 2010-11 season. Looking to clinch a win in front of their home crowd, Brandon Roy and the Portland Trail Blazers will meet the Phoenix Suns at Rose Garden on Wednesday at 2 a.m. GMT.
After a rather questionable performance in the preseason, the Suns are hoping to avoid a slow start into this year's NBA campaign. More specifically, Steve Nash and company evidently failed to compensate for the loss of All-Star Amar'e Stoudemire as they lost five out of seven preseason games. Especially off-season acquisition Hedo Turkoglu has to play significantly better than he did in the past few weeks to carry Phoenix to a playoff appearance in the competitive Western Conference. Nonetheless, the Portland Trail Blazers should not underestimate the high-scoring Suns who are highly motivated to steal one on the road on Wednesday night.
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Posted: 18th Dec 2009
Although Phoenix Suns surprised many fans around the league with their excellent start into this year’s NBA campaign, the team around Steve Nash lost some of their momentum as they dropped five of their last seven games. Thus, the Suns will try to steal one on the road when they take on Brandon Roy and the Portland Trail Blazers at Rose Garden on Friday at 3:30 a.m. GMT.
Before the 2009-10 season got underway, it looked like the Blazers were bound to feature one of the deepest teams in the league. However, things did not go Portland’s way so far as the franchise lost starting center Greg Oden for the rest of the season due to yet another knee injury. Likewise, Rudy Fernandez recently underwent ankle surgery and will most likely stay sidelined until February. Nonetheless, it was somewhat surprising that said injuries caused the Blazers to drop six of their last eight. After all, the team around All-Star guard Brandon Roy still has an excellent rotation and should be able to perform well at both ends of the floor. Offensively, Roy led Portland once again, putting up 21.2 points, 5.0 assists and 4.6 rebounds per contest.
Much like the Trailblazers, the Suns also got off to a great start but slowed down considerably over the last two weeks. Only winning two out of seven, Amar’e Stoudemire and company dropped to 16-8, but are still holding on to the fourth place in the competitive Western Conference. Most importantly, Phoenix struggled on the road posting an 8-8 record while remaining undefeated at home. Without any doubts, coach Alvin Gentry’s decision to go back to the Suns’ traditional up-tempo system paid dividends and seems to fit franchise centerpieces Nash and Stoudemire perfectly. In fact, former MVP Steve Nash is averaging career numbers at 18.0 points, 11.1 assists and 2.8 rebounds per game. Taking the aforementioned circumstances into account, both teams could find themselves on a fairly level playing field on Friday night. Albeit the Suns might be better offensively, they struggled on the road so far and might experience some problems versus the defensive minded Blazers.
You can watch all games of the Phoenix Suns and Portland Trailblazers right here on www.watchlivenba.com, the home of NBA live streaming.
Tags: Brandon Roy, Phoenix Suns, Steve Nash, Portland Trail Blazers, NBA live, Greg Oden
Posted: 27th October 2010
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