Previous week’s games
11/20/2010 Bobcats 123, SUNS 105
11/22/2010 SUNS 123, Rockets 116
11/24/2010 Bulls 123, SUNS 115

Upcoming week’s games
11/26/2010 SUNS vs Clippers, 7 p.m., Fox Sports Arizona
11/28/2010 SUNS @ Nuggets, 6 p.m., My45
12/02/2010 SUNS @ Warriors, 8:30 p.m., TNT

Goran Dragic and the Suns have stayed near .500 during a tough November schedule. Photo by Kent Smith/Getty Images.

‘Black’ is a word that is often associated with terms such as gloomy and dim, and on this Black Friday, Planet Orange is certainly feeling pretty gloomy.

Coming off a home loss to the Chicago Bulls this past Wednesday (the worst Suns loss I think I’ve experienced in person), in which the Suns blew a 23-point lead and lost in double overtime, and you can see why it’s tough to be a Suns fan these days.

To be honest, the Suns just aren’t playing good basketball right now. They had a four-game road trip in which they were blown out three times and struggled to beat a not-so-good Houston Rockets team. That was followed up by the debacle at home to the Bulls. So, it’s indeed a black Friday here in Phoenix.

And I get it. I understand why fans are frustrated, and I’m frustrated, too, but all hope is not lost. If this were February or March, there’d certainly be reason to hit the panic switch; fortunately for the Suns, it’s still November. We’re only 15 games into the 2010-11 NBA season, and unless there’s been some change I’m unaware of, the NBA season is 82 games long.

Just relax. It’s far too early to write this team off and start screaming for ridiculous trades. This team is still trying to figure things out. They’ve had a very tough schedule and a few injuries that have slowed the process. We should at least give them a chance to build some chemistry and show us what they’ve got.

I said this last week and I’ll continue to say it: This team is going to be fine. They just need time. The schedule is about to ease up a bit and the Suns will have a chance to go on a run and put some wins together.

Before the season started we all said if the Suns could make it through November near a .500 record, they’d be in good shape. They’re going to do just that. December will be a much better month. If come January this team is still in the same position, then it’ll be time to talk moves, but until then, let’s give this team a chance.

Suns and Fry’s team up

This holiday season the Phoenix Suns will be joining forces with Fry’s Food Store once again for the sixth annual Phoenix Suns holiday toy drive benefiting St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center. Suns fans attending tonight’s game against the Clippers are encouraged to bring new, unwrapped toys to donate to children that will be spending their Christmas at St. Joseph’s.

Through December 12, fans can also donate money at any Fry’s checkout.

Suns Holiday Cheer Pack

Be sure to head over to to take advantage of great ticket deals just in time for the holidays. Suns fans have the opportunity to choose the option of a three-game or five-game pack from select games. Three-game packs start at just $48 with five-game packs starting at $80.

Third Annual @PhoenixSuns Tweetup

On Friday, December 10, the Suns will host their third annual Tweetup presented by Discount Tire when they square off with the Portland Trailblazers. Fans that attend the event will receive a #SunsTweetup T-shirt as well as early entry to the arena and the opportunity to take part in a Q&A with Suns forward Jared Dudley after the game. To buy tickets visit the official Suns website.