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ko8e24
01-18-2010, 09:15 PM
http://larrybrownsports.com/basketball/suns-loss-continues-their-strange-tnt-losing-streak/11930

Article From December 18, 2009

One of the strangest, most bizarre streaks I’ve seen continued on Thursday night when they Suns lost to the Trail Blazers in Portland. The loss ran Phoenix’s losing streak in games televised on TNT to 17. To make the loss look even worse, the Suns were up by 11 entering the fourth quarter, and up 83-70 after Jared Dudley made a shot to open up the final quarter. When Dudley hit a long jumper midway through the fourth to put them up by six, I thought to myself that this was the game Phoenix would end the streak. So much for that. Portland immediately went on a 10-0 run and wound up winning 105-102. How can this bizarre losing streak possibly be explained?

Let’s ask Suns GM Steve Kerr:

“It’s bizarre,” Kerr said. “What are the chances of losing 16 in a row? I know the competition’s tougher but it’s not like we don’t beat good teams on ESPN. There’s no explanation. “Let’s pin it on Charles. He brings that negative vibe all the time.”

Without being able to see Kerr’s expression, I’m guessing he was being sarcastic. Part of the losing streak is attributed to playing weak competition; Phoenix wouldn’t be losing 17 in a row if they were playing the likes of Memphis and Oklahoma City on TNT. But even against good competition, they still should win a few games. Another note is that the team has been on the road for 11 of the 17 games which makes winning more difficult. Lastly, the team tanked once they acquired Shaq and altered the team’s gameplan. The streak began shortly after he was acquired. Then again, it’s continued this year even since he was traded. I don’t know what the reason is for this phenomenon but the Thursday night losers need to start winning in primetime.


Monday, January 18, 2010 (Martin Luther King Jr. Day) on TNT

Memphis Grizzlies 125

Phoenix Suns 118


I guess columnists can no longer use that excuse, and nor can they call the Grizzlies a team of weak competition. (And neither can anyone call the Thunder a team of weak competition, both ball clubs have been ballin' it this season)


PS: no pun intended Suns fans

-Kobe24-TJ19-
01-18-2010, 09:25 PM
epic fail

Clutch6
01-18-2010, 09:25 PM
Thats crazzzy

Shady66
01-18-2010, 09:27 PM
:facepalm: x 100000000000000000000000000000000000000000

ko8e24
01-18-2010, 09:30 PM
And no hate from my part on the Suns team or Suns fans. It's just is what it is. This is truly an oddity in sports network television history

leftie5
01-18-2010, 09:34 PM
We can't even beat the Nets with the way we are playing right now. It will be tough to make the playoffs unless things turn around quick.

But the TNT thing is really weird. We have 3 remaining games on TNT this season against Dallas, Utah, and Denver, all who are better than us. Maybe next year we win a game on TNT. lol

ko8e24
01-18-2010, 09:38 PM
We can't even beat the Nets with the way we are playing right now. It will be tough to make the playoffs unless things turn around quick.

But the TNT thing is really weird. We have 3 remaining games on TNT this season against Dallas, Utah, and Denver, all who are better than us. Maybe next year we win a game on TNT. lol

which of those games are at home and road?

Shady66
01-18-2010, 09:40 PM
which of those games are at home and road?

doesnt even matter the way were playin right now

leftie5
01-18-2010, 09:45 PM
which of those games are at home and road?

All of them are home games, but we haven't been playing well at home either. Who knows, maybe they can play better.

ko8e24
01-18-2010, 09:46 PM
doesnt even matter the way were playin right now

The Jazz and Mav are beatable at home (if those games are indeed at PHX), but the Nuggets may be a tuff task cuz they a pretty tough road team.

Avenged
01-18-2010, 09:49 PM
"The Charles Barkley Curse" lol

Kakaroach
01-18-2010, 09:58 PM
Ouch that sucks. They should boycott TNT from ever broadcasting their games again lol.

lakerboy
01-19-2010, 12:38 AM
This is just weird.

king4day
01-19-2010, 12:42 AM
I know the intent wasn't negative, but with how frustrated us Suns fans have been, this is the last thing we need to see.

But on topic, the Suns, in the Nash era, have ALWAYS been a bad TV team.

Spurred1
01-19-2010, 01:02 AM
Strange curse. But sorry Suns fans-I understand your frustration.
Hey, next TNT game, sit Nash and let Dragic run things. Since they have been bad on tv in the Nash era...j/k. Or just have Nash stay home.
I'm sure it'll turn around,though.

Voodoo Alchemy
01-19-2010, 01:42 AM
the whole organization sucks, including the city. have you seen phoenix? it's the armpit capital of the world!!!

Shady66
01-19-2010, 01:45 AM
LOL Damn voodoo, angrier then usual!

Reyes6
01-19-2010, 02:09 AM
At least the Suns have a game on TNT!


*Waits for Yao to come back*

#1Mavericksfan
01-19-2010, 12:16 PM
Just WOW