Suns Up 3-0 Against Spurs, Are They a Possibility?

Nathan DouthittContributor IMay 8, 2010

SAN ANTONIO - MAY 07:  Forward Goran Dragic #2 of the Phoenix Suns reacts during a 110-96 win against the San Antonio Spurs in Game Three of the Western Conference Semifinals during the 2010 NBA Playoffs at AT&T Center on May 7, 2010 in San Antonio, Texas. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.  (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
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Guess who had 23 points in the fourth quarter of Game Three against the Spurs.

Jason Richardson? Nope. Steve Nash? Nope. Amare Stoudemire? Nope.

His name is Goran Dragic. He scored 23 points in the fourth quarter (26 overall), and the Spurs themselves had 24 points in the same quarter. This was proof that the bench is very important to basketball games.

With the Suns up 3-0, they will have a chance to sweep the Spurs on Sunday. The Suns haven't even beaten the Spurs in the playoffs since 2000. Teams that have had the 3-0 are 88-0 all-time.

The Spurs dominated up until the 2:00 mark in the third quarter. After that, crackdown defense and Dragic's hot left hand gave the Suns the upper hand in San Antonio.

With the series almost done, is there a possibility that the Suns get a chance at the NBA title?

Think about it. If the Suns can fight off their demons and beat the Spurs, along with the possibility of Robin Lopez returning, the Suns may have a chance at the NBA Finals.

Though the Lakers are a tall team, and are obviously good, the Suns have much more heart to go to the Finals. The Lakers and the Suns would be a great matchup for the conference finals and I personally think the Suns could take a stab at the NBA Championship.

But first things first, the Suns have to close out on the Spurs.