Jacob Padilla

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Suns rise above Wolves on back of Green's heroics


Recapping the Suns' 104-103 win over the Minnesota Timberwolves.


GAMETHREAD: Suns @ Wolves

Tip-off is set for 7:30 Arizona time, and those outside of the Fox Sports Arizona signal will get a chance to see the Suns do their thing. Couple updates: For the Suns, the paperwork has finally...

Suns @ Wolves Preview: Q&A with Minnesota blogger


Zachary Bennett of stopped by to discuss the state of the Timberwolves and the Suns and to preview tonight's game.

Suns @ Warriors: Curry dazzles, Suns disappoint


Stephen Curry diced up a Suns defense that had little interest in stopping anybody to the tune of a triple-double, while the Suns were equally as uninspired on the other end.

Around the Association: Season of Giving


Christmas has come and gone, but we are still in the midst of the holiday season. And what is the holiday season other than a time of giving (and receiving)?

DragonBlade on fire; time for a logo


DragonBlade is setting the NBA on fire, so I decided to use my rudimentary graphic design skills to develop a logo for the Suns' dual-point guard backcourt.

Phoenix Philm Study: P.J. Tucker's strong play


Phoenix Suns forward P.J. Tucker has played very well over the course of the last four games, and success for the Suns has followed. How has Tucker been so effective? Let's take a look.

Around the Association: Give us good basketball


Last night's NBA on TNT games was a perfect example of why the selection process for national TV games needs to be overhauled.

Recap: Suns beat Jazz in Bledsoe's return, 112-101


The Jazz put up a fight both early and late, but the Suns were simply the better team and that played out over the course of the full 48 minutes. The result was a 112-101 win by the Suns as Eric...


Gamethread: Suns @ Jazz; Bledsoe returns

Tonight, Jeff Hornacek returns to Utah for the first time as the Suns' head coach as Phoenix is set to take on the Jazz. Hornacek has his Suns off to an 8-7 start, while the Jazz are at the bottom...

Suns at Jazz preview: Bledsoe returns


The Suns are in Utah to take on the worst team in the NBA in the Jazz, and Phoenix will get an added boost as Eric Bledsoe returns to the court after six straight games out with a shin injury.

Around the Association: Giving thanks


Giving thanks for basketball, the NBA and most importantly, the Phoenix Suns.

Around the Association: The Leastern Conference


The East is a no-good, dirty rotten, pig-stealing conference right now and unless things change basketball fans will be cursed into watching bad teams and an awful first round once the playoffs...

Phoenix Philm Study: Suns fall apart in Sacramento


Holding a 104-97 lead with 3:35 remaining in the game, The Suns looked to be well on their way to their sixth victory of the season. That is, until Phoenix decided to stop scoring. Let's take a...

Around the Association: Early Season on Point


Welcome to the first edition of a weekly column I'll be writing looking beyond the Valley of the Sun to highlight the best of the best in the NBA. Let's take a stroll around the Association.

Suns come up just short at Portland


The Phoenix Suns fell to 5-3 on the Season after falling to the Portland Trail Blazers in a game that went right down to the final second.


GAMETHREAD: Suns and Blazers Part 2

For the second straight game, news has broken after I've written my preview that completely contradicts or invalidates half of what I write. With that being said, news! Goran Dragic, in his second...

Clash of Titans: Suns @ Blazers Preview


Two teams enter with 5-2 records. Only one will leave with its sixth win.

Durant and Westbrook too much for Suns to overcome


The Phoenix Suns hit a season high 14 3-pointers and were in control for most of the game, but in the end Durant and Westbrook stepped up and led their team to victory.


GAMETHREAD: Suns at Thunder

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Preview: Suns at Thunder


Come one, come all! Come see the Phoenix Suns take on the Oklahoma City Thunder as they seek to extend their season opening winning streak to three games.

Suns smashed by Sacramento in an ugly, ugly game


The Phoenix Suns fell to 3-2 in the preseason after losing in Sacramento. The Kings won the game at the free-trow line, while Goran Dragic went down with a sprained ankle.



Tip-off in Sacramento is set for 7 p.m. PST. The Cardinals are losing already so you might as well join us. Preseason basketball trumps the NFL anyway, right?

Pacific Preseason: Suns at Kings Game Preview


The Suns are looking to bounce back from their first loss of the preseason as they travel to Sacramento to take on the Kings.

Time to Rise: Suns Season is Almost Here!


Guys, guys, guys.... the season is ALMOST HERE!!!!! Let's preview.

Grading the NBA: Centers


Time to wrap up this series by breaking down the center position. Where do Marcin Gortat and the newly acquired duo of Miles Plumlee and Slava Kravtsov fall?

Suns sign Dionte Christmas


The Phoenix Suns have announced the signing of guard Dionte Christmas, who played well for the Summer Suns in Las Vegas.

Phoenix Philm Study: Eric Bledsoe, Part II


I dived headfirst into last season's film to introduce you to new Phoenix Suns guard Eric Bledsoe. In Part II I examined Bledoe's play in the open court and off the ball, where he has a chance to...

HoopChalk - Intellectual Theft: Jeff Hornacek


"13 NBA teams will be entering the 2013-2014 season with a new head coach. Each of those coaches will face unique challenges, but should be able to draw on a pool of experience from their previous jobs. Intellectual Theft is a series looking at some specific elements that each coach can bring from their last job to their new team. Today’s focus is former Jazz assistant, and new head coach of the Phoenix Suns, Jeff Hornacek." Good stuff here by the folks over at HoopChalk. Give it a read.

Phoenix Philm Study: Eric Bledsoe, Part I


I dived headfirst into last season's film to introduce you to new Phoenix Suns guard Eric Bledsoe. In Part I, we take a look at what Bledsoe can do with the ball in his hands and how he might...

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