Phoenix's Sun Entering Black Hole
Once again, the Suns have kept up their newly earned tradition of throwing the game away after having a great start and eventually losing the lead in the third quarter. I certainly don't blame them because of their fatigue but seeing as only Amar'e Stoudemire and Steve Nash had played minutes in the 40 range, the others shouldn't have had an excuse.
Amar'e Stoudemire's performance, against the Denver Nuggets in the 105-99 loss in Denver, was appalling. Talk about four crucial turnovers late in the fourth quarter. Now, leaving Amar'e aside, Louis Amundson had an amazing game with 11 rebounds and 10 points. Jason Richardson did his usual, by screwing the team up with his low basketball IQ which resulted in him throwing a pass to the opposing team which could have possibly changed the whole pace and momentum of the game around.
Some may say it was bad officiating, I don't disagree, we managed to bring the lead all the way up to 17 in the first half without any disagreement but then in the second half everything seemed to slip away because of bad calls.
But not only did we see something similar to this yesterday but we saw something similar to this the day before that when we faced the Magic in Phoenix. It was like dejavu in the Nuggets games but we were actually getting bad calls in the Denver, or as some would say "home court advantage".
When the Suns compare to the higher tier teams we don't seem like a big threat at all and what proves that is that the Suns have only won two games this month against the Kings and Magic which gives us a record of 2-5.
Although it could be argued that we have a really tough schedule due to back to backs which really is our weakness, we have maintained our undefeated home record, which is at least a relief.
What is even a bigger relief is that after our tough schedule we are finally back to a more easy schedule and without that many back to back games.
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