This game is already part of the Suns folklore as one of its greatest playoff shows.
Most astounding was the fact that the star-of-the-game was a bench player with season averages in the single-digits, and who was, until then, relegated to being a diffident, Nash-speller for four to eight minutes a game!
The game was on tenterhooks at the start of the fourth quarter. Phoenix had done well to endure the hometown energy-surge from San Antonio and, despite not playing too well, had hung on to being down by just one at the end of the third quarter.
Still, the crowd, the momentum, and the apparent sense of urgency were all with the Spurs as the fourth quarter began.
All of that was to change in a matter of seven minutes, as Goran "The Dragon" Dragic simply took over, in typical basketball parlance.
He scored 20 points in that time frame, and single-handedly converted a one point deficit into a 14-point lead. The outcome was a formality thereafter.
One the most breathtaking aspects of Dragic’s play was that he scored by utilizing a variety of different moves: four three-pointers, one jumper from the top of the key, a couple of floor-scorching layups, and even a gritty put-back off of a missed layup.
This was truly the Goran Dragic Show, and probably the most obvious of the series MVMs. Steve Kerr, a veteran of many such moments in his time as a teammate of MJ, Pippen, Duncan and Co, opined that this was the best playoff performance he has had the pleasure of witnessing since MJ in his prime.
Does anything else need to be said?