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Saturday, May 19, 2007

Spurs beat Suns fair and square

The Phoenix Suns, playing WITH Amaré Stoudemire and Boris Diaw, who had been suspended for the previous game, had a chance to beat the San Antonio Spurs in Game 6 on Friday night.

But they didn’t.

Instead the Spurs put a 114-106 whipping on the Suns, who’ll advance to play the Utah Jazz in the Western Conference finals.

There were complaints about the suspensions and how the poor Suns were at a disadvantage. But they had a chance to knock off the Spurs and force Game 7 in Phoenix.

They couldn’t, even WITH Stoudemire and Diaw.

Two-time MVP Steve Nash blamed the Suns’ troubles on the suspensions in Game 5.

“We just couldn’t find a way to close out (Game 5) with only six guys,” Nash said. “It’s tough not to think forever what might have happened if this stupid rule hadn’t gotten in the way.”


Steve, what happened in Game 6?

Here’s what happened: Nash disappeared in the third quarter. He had only ONE assist and DID NOT score in the third quarter when the Spurs jumped out to a 20-point lead.

And keep this in mind: the Suns are a dismal 6-15 against the Spurs since Nash returned to Phoenix. So, losing to the Spurs is nothing new to the Nash-led Suns.

If you still think the suspensions caused the Suns’ downfall, you should follow Stoudemire’s postgame advice.

“We have to get over this,” he said.


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