Thursday, May 25

NBA Playoffs - Day 30

Phoenix's SmallBall Wins Game 1

Phoenix 121 Dallas 118

The Suns beat the Dallas Mavericks in a shootfest last night to draw first blood in their series. Both teams played a fast game particularly Phoenix . ' The Mavs better not celebrate after a basket as the Suns will be at the other end in 3 seconds making their own ' said TNT Analyst Doug Collins. It was that kind of offense that any lead can disappear in a huff. ' We can be down by 10 points and be at the lead in a minute ' said Suns' Tim Thomas . ' That's the way we play ' . Exactly , Dallas was leading by as much as 10 points with 4 minutes left , when Steve Nash buckled down to work both in the offensive and defensive ends. He drilled a 3 pointer and made an incredible layup . Steve twisted his body like a pretzel while making the basket that TNT Analyst Steve Kerr was left asking ' How did he do that '. Amazing . Actually Steve made several circus shots in his career, these no longer surprise Suns' followers. Steve excellent footwork is attributed to him having played soccer . ' ' He has very good footwork like Olajuwon , another soccer playing baller ' added Collins . Remember that ' cabezada ' Steve used to assist Amare S. in 2005 Slam Dunk contest ? That's a soccer move. Steve is not the only one in the family who is good at soccer . His father was into soccer and a brother is a professinal soccer player based in Europe. You can say that the whole Nash family is a sucker for soccer.

Actually , despite Steve's heroics , the Suns victory would not had been possible without Boris Diaw. Diaw was simply unbelievable last night even scoring the last basket with 4 seconds left.
He scored a career high and made baskets in a variety of ways. ' Diaw used to flip the ball , but as soon as he learns to use power and dunk the ball , he will be amazing ' Collins said . As if on cue , Diaw dunked the ball in his next basket. He actually has shown unlimited talent. Short for a center ( 6'8'' ) , Diaw makes up for the lack in height with his versatility and hardwork. In this era of smallball ( ? ) , Diaw posseses the qualities needed to make it work. I think , smallball to really be adopted by the whole NBA must show more tangible proof. Meaning the Suns must go all the way . Then Shaq will really be extinct. Imagine the Suns meeting Miami in the Finals . Riley, to match the Suns speed , will be forced to bench Shaq . A $25 million a year baller sitting on the bench. Greg O.( in the left photo ) slipping from no.1 in next year's draft , teams letting go of marginal big guys , forwards playing centers and so on . Unfortunately for team owners, smallball does not equal small salary !

Greg Oden


10 Comments:

Anonymous starbender said...

The team U luv 2 hate!?!
;]

12:05 PM  
Anonymous brian said...

steve nash makes me proud to be canadian !

12:12 PM  
Anonymous CB4 said...

The Mavs made a mistake . Avery should instructed his troops to kill time .It's stupid to match the Suns speed for 48 mins.

1:08 PM  
Anonymous mike is awesome said...

Diaw is awesome.He totally outplayed the Dallas big men . Imagine if Amare is around . The Suns will be more awesome !

3:10 PM  
Blogger NIKEY said...

the smallball will not beat shaq and the heat. the mavs are too dumb to use its advantage in height. east wii prevail over the west style of game.

3:29 PM  
Anonymous SUNS LOVER said...

Bring on the Heat !

5:30 PM  
Blogger el greco said...

Dallas will win game 2
Miami will win game 2

6:20 PM  
Anonymous Sex Piston said...

Detroit won game 2 . What can u say 'bout that ?

9:26 AM  
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