Steve Nash and the Phoenix Sun made the An Antonio Spurs look like a bunch of WNBA amateurs by sweeping them in four games to advance to the West Conference Finals.
The most exciting part of this short four game series game in the third quarter of the final game when Tim Duncan “accidentally” struck Steve Nash in the eye with his elbow causing a black and blue, stitched up eye.
“He looked like Ray ‘Boom Boom’ Mancini,” Suns forward Grant Hill said after the game. “It forced him to focus ‘cuz he was shooting out of one eye.”
If the Spurs would have tried blinding Nash earlier in this series MAYBE they would have had a chance. But as it is, the Suns were obviously the much better team.
Steve Nash and his Phoenix Suns have taken a 2-0 lead over the San Antonio Spurs in the Western Conference semifinals with a 110-102 convincing win on Wednesday night. The Suns look determined to win this game, and if they continue to play this hard they could legitimately make a run for the championship.
“I have to say the impressive thing to me with the win was the team effort,” Nash said afterwords. “So many guys made plays for our team tonight, and I can’t remember really being a part of a team that’s had so many guys step up and play well.”
On the other side, the Spurs know they need to play a whole lot better defensively if they want to win even a single game in this series.
“I think we played well offensively,” said Manu Ginobili. “We had the shots we wanted. Again, we didn’t turn the ball over that much. They played good ‘D’ but I think the problem was on the other side where they just picked us apart, especially in the second half.”
The Dallas Mavericks were knocked out of the postseason by the San Antonio Spurs in game 6 of their first round series after losing 97-87 on Thursday night.
“We’re thrilled that we beat them,” Manu Ginobili said. “We’re really proud of it.”
In my opinion, the Mavs never had a shot in hell. Dirk Nowitzki is by far their best player but he has never stepped up to be the type of leader their team has needed. Sure he scores a lot of points, but unlike the great leaders in the NBA he doesn’t make any of his teammates better.
See ya next season Dirk. I’m sure you’ll be back to lead the Mavericks to another loss in the first round of the playoffs.
While San Antonio Spurs forward Robert Horry ponders retirement he wants the entire NBA to know he’s smarter than them.
“I think that if I stick around I’m still better than a lot of players,” Horry said. “I might not be as fast as a lot of them or as quick. But I’m smarter than probably about 98 percent of the league.”
Since when does intelligence have anything to do with being an NBA player?
The Los Angeles Lakers beat the Spurs 100-92 on Thursday night ending the series and advancing them into the NBA Finals.
“I think it is a tremendous accomplishment,” Bryant said. “I think the West is extremely tough. We’re all extremely excited and proud about it. Now, it’s time to go on and see if we can’t finish it off.” Read the rest of this entry »
The Los Angeles Lakers took a 3-1 lead over the San Antonio Spurs in the western conference finals after winning a very close game 4 Tuesday night, 93-91.
It is a big step for us,” said Kobe Bryant, who led the Lakers with 28 points and 10 rebounds. “Tonight we came out and did a much, much better job to win in this building in this particular game. It’s big for us.”
Sports Crunch predicts the Lakers whoop the Spurs in game 5 and the series will come to an end Thursday night.