Suns coach Gentry rewards team with day off
After back-to-back losses to Miami and Orlando on consecutive days, the Suns rebounded with wins at Indiana and at Cleveland to earn a split of their four-game road trip.
The Suns (25-24) sit 10th in the Western Conference, but are just a game back of 8th-place Houston (26-23). They are only two-and-a-half games away from being the fourth- best team in the conference, a distinction currently held by the L.A. Clippers (27-21).
The Suns are 11-4 since the All-Star break.
Head coach Alvin Gentry gave his players the day off Monday.
Tuesday, the Suns will host second-seed San Antonio (33- 14), winners of four straight. They have not met one another since January 15, when the Spurs handed the Suns a 102-91 defeat at AT&T Center behind Tim Duncan's 24 points and 11 rebounds.
The Suns and Spurs will meet three times in the season's final 29 days, including twice in the final 11 days.
Former Sun Boris Diaw is averaging 2 points, 4 rebounds and 1.3 assists in 17.7 minutes coming off the bench for San Antonio. He joined the Spurs three games ago after Charlotte bought out his contract, allowing him to sign with any NBA team.
- Jon Barry, NBA Analyst - Friday May 24Barry expects a physical match up between the Heat & Pacers in Game 2 of the NBA Eastern Conference
- Dan Majerle, Suns legend & GCU coach - Thursday May 23Thunder Dan calls in to argue with Doug about last night's Pacers-Heat game
- Jared Dudley, Suns forward - Tuesday May 21Dudley talks NBA Playoffs and Suns coaching search with Doug & Wolf
- Alvin Gentry, former Suns head coach - Tuesday May 14Gentry talks to Doug & Wolf about the NBA Playoffs, the Suns coaching search and his future
- Denise McDonough, Ryan McDonough's mom - Friday May 10Mrs. McDonough talks to Doug & Wolf about raising the new Suns GM