There are few things in sports more exciting than the final seconds of a sporting event, and there is nothing more exciting than the last 10 seconds of a basketball game.
Case in point: yesterday’s buzzer-beater by Channing Frye to give the Suns the win over the Pacers. It’s the exact kind of thing that that can turn an ordinary game between two nothing teams into a can’t miss moment.
The Suns and the Pacers were tied with just a few seconds left in overtime. Grant Hill rifled a pass to Steve Nash right beyond the three-point arc, and Nash found Channing Frye over on the right. Frye pump-faked and nailed a shot as time expired, leaving the Pacers depressed and defeated.
It’s been one of the highlights for a Phoenix Suns team that has quickly gone from elite to borderline playoff contender. They lost Amar'e Stoudemire and sunk to the bottom of the playoff food chain. It wasn’t long ago that the Suns would have been the marquee game on the slate, but now they settle for making TV at all in a very meaningless game against an Indiana team that is struggling to find its identity.
The Suns, however, have bigger issues as they decide what to do with their aging all-world point guard Steve Nash. It’s tough to know when to ship him out, but regardless of what the future holds, they should be able to enjoy yesterday—even if it’s only one game.