General manager Jerry Colangelo, only 28 at the time, settled on a name for his expansion franchise using a name-the-team contest in 1968. Colangelo chose Suns over Scorpions, Rattlers, and Thunderbirds, among the other suggestions included in the 28,000 entries. One lucky fan won $1,000 and season tickets as part of the contest, which included such obscure entries as White Wing Doves, Sun Lovers, Poobahs, Dudes, and Cactus Giants.

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Andrew Wiggins couldn’t put his sock on earlier this week, then played ‘great game’ in Warriors’ big win vs. Suns

Back spasms limited Wiggins in Golden State's loss Tuesday, but he clamped down defensively and scored 19 points in the 118-96 win Friday to get even with the Suns. I need to read more from this story

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Restaurants fill with return of sports fans

As the Footprint Center welcomed the Phoenix Suns back into the arena at full capacity, nearby restaurants saw an influx of fans. The NBA kicked off its 2021-22 regular season in late October with arenas across the nation returning to near full or full capacity for the first time in two seasons after COVID-19 forced…

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Game Recap: Suns 120, Cavaliers 115

The Suns have now won 14 consecutive games as they defeated the Cavaliers, 120-115. Devin Booker led the Suns with a game-high 35 points, while Chris Paul added 17 points and 12 assists in the victory. Jarrett Allen tallied 25 points (9-10 FG) and 11 rebounds for the Cavaliers in the losing effort. The Suns…