CONNECTIONS: Clippers forward Brian Skinner played in 66 games during the 2007-08 season for the Suns...Suns Head Coach Alvin Gentry compiled an 89-133 record as head coach of the Clippers from 2000-03... Phoenix assistant coach Igor Kokoskov served as assistant with the Los Angeles Clippers from 2000-03 under Gentry, becoming the first full-time, non-American assistant coach in NBA history...Phoenix forward Taylor Griffin is the older brother of Clippers rookie forward Blake Griffin...Taylor is nearly three-years older than Blake, and the brothers were teammates from 2007-09 at the University of Oklahoma and from 2003-05 at Oklahoma Christian School in Edmunds, Okla.
2009-10 HIGHLIGHTS: Oct. 28 - Phoenix 109, LA 107 - Steve Nash threw up a lefthanded layup with 5.5 seconds remaining at Staples Center. The Suns forced Eric Gordon into an off-balance jump shot that missed badly, lifting the Suns to a victory in their season opener. Nash scored 15 of his 24 points in the final quarter...All five Phoenix starters scored in double figures...Grant Hill scored 19 points and grabbed a team-high 13 rebounds. Leandro Barbosa produced 10 of his 17 points in the second half...Amar'e Stoudemire contributed 16 points and Channing Frye added 12...Clippers forward Rasual Butler had sank a 3-point basket to tie the score, 107-107. Butler had 19 points off the bench on 7-for-10 shooting...Marcus Camby had his best offensive performance in nearly three years, scoring 23 points and grabbing 11 rebounds. Kaman totaled 22 points and nine rebounds. Gordon added 16 points....Dec. 25, 2009 - Phoenix 124, LA 93 - Leandro Barbosa returned from an ankle injuryin the Suns' 124-93 rout Christmas night over the visiting Clippers...Grant Hill, standing just inside the defensive 3-point line, threw up a 62- footer from his chest with .3 seconds left in the half...Barbosa had 12 points, four assists and just one turnover in 21 minute...reserve Jared Dudley poured in 12 points in the second quarter. He finished with 18 points...Steve Nash had 14 points, eight assists... Amar'e Stoudemire led the Suns with 26 points....An early burst by Chris Kaman (19 points, 10 rebounds) led to an early 18-10 Clippers' lead.
Baron Davis recorded his first double-double of the season on Oct. 28 vs. Phoenix, scoring 12 points (4-11 FG, 2-4 FT) to go with 12 assists...It was the 152nd assist/ points double-double of Davis’ career and his first since April 1, 2009.
Baron Davis had five steals Oct. 28 vs. the Suns, matching his season-high from last season, which he achieved one time...The five steals was two away from his career- high of seven.
Baron Davis recorded a career-high seven 3-pt field goals against the Suns on March 18, 2005...Brian Skinner registered a career-high three steals Jan 11, 2009 vs. Phoenix...Al Thornton made a career-high 14 field goals Feb. 18, 2009 vs. the Suns
Clippers guard Mardy Collins had 15 points (5-14 FG, 3-3 FT) and seven assists vs. Phoenix on Jan. 11, 2009...It was Collins’ fourth-highest assist total of 2008-09.