Rx for Suns' Ills... Diaw-gra
Standing on the edge of a 4-0 sweep at the hands of the hated Spurs, the Phoenix Suns gathered all of their pride & heart in order to withstand an embarrassing end to the 2007-2008 season. With a strong showing & utter destruction of San Antonio in Game 4, are you back on the wagon.... or do you still think the door has shut on Suns run to the championship?
Phoenix was ailing after 3 straight defeats to the San Antonio. Did a visit to the basketball gods save the day? No, it was a healthy prescription of Diaw-gra - the manliest beast this side of the Mississippi.
Seriously though, I've heard radio announcers calling Suns forward Boris Diaw, "Doris" and commenting on the fastest gender re-assignment surgery in recent history. Come on guys... all you need to do is show some confidence in a guy and let him do what he does best. Did Diaw struggle while playing for France in Olympic qualifying or the World Championships, while teaming w/ his BFF Tony Parker? No... So why does D'Antoni continue to bitch-slap him by starting an injured Grant Hill over him?
In Game 4, D'Antoni wised up and put Boris in the starting lineup. That, along w/ a stronger determination to play defense and the torrid shooting of Raja Bell (Raja who?), allowed the Suns to man-handle the Spurs enroute to a 105-86 victory. Give these guys some credit for showing up (ok, so it's only Game 4 & 46 minutes of Game 1).
Steve Nash played well enough to win & Amare Stoudemire struggled after the coach removed the "dump it in to Amare" routine that had produced exactly "0" wins in the series. I love STAT and his game, but face it... that strategy was working about as well as trying to cut your wrists with a spoon.
The Suns head back to Texas in a 3-1 hole, but w/ at least a bit of renewed confidence & pride in themselves. For us to take this and make history, Phoenix will need to fire on all cylinders for the remaining 3 games. No team has ever come back from a 3-0 deficit to win, but I watched the Red Sox destroy the Yankees a couple years ago - anything's possible - never say never - it's ain't over till the fat lady... nm, till Miley Cyrus sings. Nice PR stunt w/ the pics btw... You look like crap, get the money before you look like the bottom of my shoe.
Give props to coach D'Antoni for getting thrown out of a blowout & putting on a nice show. I don't know what the hell he was doing, but it was hilarious watching him freak out w/ the team easily in control.