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JordansBulls
04-30-2010, 07:47 AM
(3) Phoenix Suns (54-28) vs. (7) San Antonio (50-32)

Home court advantage: Phoenix Suns


http://img121.imageshack.us/img121/1310/sunscopy.jpg
Projected Starting Line Up:
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Steve Nash (http://sports.espn.go.com/nba/players/profile?playerId=592) - Jason Richardson (http://sports.espn.go.com/nba/players/profile?playerId=1018) - Grant Hill (http://sports.espn.go.com/nba/players/profile?playerId=336) - Amare Stoudemire (http://sports.espn.go.com/nba/players/profile?playerId=1727) - Jarron Collins (http://sports.espn.go.com/nba/players/profile?playerId=988)




http://img233.imageshack.us/img233/1313/spurscopy.jpg
Projected Starting Line Up:
http://a.espncdn.com/i/headshots/nba/players/65/1015.jpghttp://a.espncdn.com/i/headshots/nba/players/65/272.jpghttp://a.espncdn.com/i/headshots/nba/players/65/1006.jpghttp://a.espncdn.com/i/headshots/nba/players/65/530.jpghttp://a.espncdn.com/i/headshots/nba/players/65/215.jpg
Tony Parker (http://sports.espn.go.com/nba/players/profile?playerId=1015) - Manu Ginobili (http://sports.espn.go.com/nba/players/profile?playerId=272) - Richard Jefferson (http://sports.espn.go.com/nba/players/profile?playerId=1006) - Antonio McDyess (http://sports.espn.go.com/nba/players/profile?playerId=530) - Tim Duncan (http://sports.espn.go.com/nba/players/profile?playerId=215)






http://espn.go.com/nba/playoffs/2010/matchup/_/teams/spurs-suns

Shortys4711
04-30-2010, 08:03 AM
Lets get this done suns, Time for some payback

tdunk21
04-30-2010, 08:29 AM
spurs in 7.....

iHoop
04-30-2010, 08:32 AM
I think this will be like the first series.
Spurs in 6.

MacFitz92
04-30-2010, 08:39 AM
Spurs in 6.

You have to say the Spurs are favorites after watching the last series.

Voodoo Alchemy
04-30-2010, 10:11 AM
with lopez, suns is 7. without him, spurs in 6

JNA17
04-30-2010, 10:13 AM
IMO, suns finally get revenge and beat the spurs in 7

Melo15
04-30-2010, 10:42 AM
I still think the Spurs got the Suns number, I'll take Spurs in 6.

GSW Hoops
04-30-2010, 11:43 AM
spurs in 7.....

This.

BaseballBoy1811
04-30-2010, 12:38 PM
Spurs in 4, baby! George Hill Uber Alles!!!

GO SPURS GO, LITTLE GIRL!!!!

Nighthawk
04-30-2010, 12:42 PM
I took Spurs in 7. Spurs seem like the Celts. Injured and old all year but finally got healthy and got it rolling at the right time. Ill take Duncan, Parker, and Manu finally healthyand their rings all day.

tdunk21
04-30-2010, 12:47 PM
i am surprised most of espn analysts pickd mavs to come out of 1st round...and now most of the analysts think spurs will take out the suns.....

example: jalen rose said its cake walk for mavs....and now he pickd spurs over the suns...lol

Sadds The Gr8
04-30-2010, 12:49 PM
Spurs in 6. Spurs shouldn't have a hard time scoring on PHX if Lopez isn't there. And it's hard to vote against the Spurs after upsetting the Mavs. I'd rather see PHX win though cuz I like Nash.

BaseballBoy1811
04-30-2010, 01:01 PM
You just cannot stop the Spurs. Horry is going to step up and play some hardball and I can see some Manu going cccrrrrazyyyy~~~~

VRP723
04-30-2010, 01:04 PM
Suns in 6

JayW_1023
04-30-2010, 02:23 PM
Spurs in 6.

bsho31
04-30-2010, 02:38 PM
not huge suprise jalen rose chose san antonio. he has been bitter at suns since he rode pine under d'antoni. if you can remember he also said at the beginning of the year that suns wouldnt even make playoffs. suns gonna need lopez though or its gonna be an uphill battle.

curtie74
04-30-2010, 02:39 PM
You just cannot stop the Spurs. Horry is going to step up and play some hardball and I can see some Manu going cccrrrrazyyyy~~~~


HORRY :facepalm: ARE YOU WATCHING NBA CLASSICS?

BaseballBoy1811
04-30-2010, 02:41 PM
HORRY :facepalm: ARE YOU WATCHING NBA CLASSICS?

http://i40.tinypic.com/2rr185k.jpg

thephoenixson28
04-30-2010, 02:44 PM
Suns in 6. But according to Mavrix it was supposed to be the mavs in 6.

Rego247
04-30-2010, 02:45 PM
suns in 7 it'll go the distance. but phoenix wins it, after all its owed to them after that horry fiasco. it should be a fun series to watch.

pebloemer
04-30-2010, 02:55 PM
Should be one of the series' to watch of this year playoffs. I think the Suns give Spurs everything they got and finally beat them after 7, long, gruelling games.

Mile High Champ
04-30-2010, 03:02 PM
Would love nothing more than to see Nash make it to his first NBA finals. I like the Spurs but Nash and the Suns is where my heart is at.

leftymo
04-30-2010, 03:06 PM
This one is tough, but SA kinda owns Phx no? In the end I'll take the half court team with a post presence.

Even minus that I'll take the team most experienced collectively.

Even minus that I'll take the team with championship players on it.

Even minus that I'll take the team with a proven coach.

oh wait, all of those favor the Spurs.

In fact there are two things that favor the Suns. 1) HCA 2) hunger. Suns appear hungry this year.


Lastly, let's not get crazy. Neither team is getting past the next round.

m26555
04-30-2010, 03:26 PM
Spurs in five. I really don't see Phoenix giving them much of a fight.

thephoenixson28
04-30-2010, 03:51 PM
People have to understand. This team isn't your normal "I will outscore you only to beat with offense kind of team". This team also plays defense. With lopez coming back its going to be a lot tougher on san antonio to match up against phoenix.

S.J.Basketball
04-30-2010, 04:50 PM
The Suns look good to me actually. I'll go w/ them in 6. A lot of teams are stepping up this post season and looking good when you wouldn't expect them to. Spurs are def not a true 7th seed obviously. Gonna be an interesting series. I'm looking forward to the renewal of this playoff rivalry.

heathonater
04-30-2010, 05:27 PM
feels like a coin toss type of series to me. ill go with phoenix winning in 7. dont see nash and amare getting denied by the spurs again.

Lakersfan2483
04-30-2010, 06:09 PM
The Spurs will take this series in 5 games. The Spurs have the personnel to slow down Nash and make him work at the defensive end and have the necessary big men to compete with Amare. Also, Manu has been on a tear lately and I think he's going to have a huge series.

Raph12
04-30-2010, 07:16 PM
Spurs in 6

cheerio
04-30-2010, 07:17 PM
Phoenix in 7

Bashna
04-30-2010, 07:38 PM
Phx in 6 with Lopez

toss up in 7 without lopez

bahama0811
04-30-2010, 07:41 PM
Suns in 7.

bigsams50
04-30-2010, 07:42 PM
Suns in 7.

JPHX
04-30-2010, 07:44 PM
Suns in 6 or 7. We're actually playing defense.:)

FaM0us Skins
04-30-2010, 08:02 PM
San Antonio in 7

IversonIsKrazy
04-30-2010, 08:03 PM
Suns are better on defense but a bit worse on offense than what they used to be. Spurs have their legendary defense back, with an uprising PG in Hill, who'll prolly be defended by Nash... u can imagine how this series will turn out.

It's the Spurs VS the Suns, will Suns actually ever beat them... naaaaa.
Spurs in 6 w/ or w/o Lopez.

theimortalone
04-30-2010, 09:06 PM
Suns in 6.

Raps08-09 Champ
04-30-2010, 09:26 PM
Let's go Kid Canada.

Valkyrie
04-30-2010, 10:30 PM
Spurs in 5 or 6, they are rejuvenated and are ready to go on another title run. The Blazers even gave the Suns a run for their money, Spurs take this with ease

Joshtd1
04-30-2010, 10:43 PM
Fully healthy Spurs team, I think we win in 6. I think it will go the same way as the Mavs series.

PatsSoxKnicks
04-30-2010, 11:00 PM
I know a lot of the players are different but I still don't see why it'll be any different for the Suns this time. Spurs in 6.

still1ballin
05-01-2010, 01:22 AM
SA in 6

king4day
05-01-2010, 01:38 AM
Nash played last game with an injured hip. He has to be healthy and Lopez has to actually play, for Phoenix to have a real chance.

This team is completely different than any of the past meetings..

1. Phoenix actually has a bench now
2. Phoenix actually plays pretty good D now
3. No longer 7 seconds or less and we have a half court game.

tdunk21
05-01-2010, 01:48 AM
spurs have lot of playoff experience...all are healthy..good defense.....

ChiSox219
05-01-2010, 06:57 AM
If the series goes the distance, game 7 is in Phoenix and I'd have to give the Suns the edge.

Tentatively, I'm picking Spurs in 6

PHX2daDEATH
05-01-2010, 08:22 AM
not making in predictions, I will say this though.. The series hinges on whether Amare stoudemire is going to put the Suns on his back or not.

theimortalone
05-01-2010, 11:47 AM
not making in predictions, I will say this though.. The series hinges on whether Amare stoudemire is going to put the Suns on his back or not.

I totally agree with you man.

Kakaroach
05-01-2010, 11:51 AM
This is gonna be another awesome series in the west. 2 rivalries, should be a great series.

I'll take the Spurs in 6 though.

JordansBulls
05-01-2010, 01:35 PM
Why is the first game Monday here when both teams clinched on Thursday while the Lakers and Jazz on Sunday when both teams clinched yesterday?

Voodoo Alchemy
05-01-2010, 02:47 PM
Why is the first game Monday here when both teams clinched on Thursday while the Lakers and Jazz on Sunday when both teams clinched yesterday?

because the lakers will have the extra days rest in the wcf. the lakers are playing the depleted jazz, what's the problem?

btw, 40,000 posts? wtf? tell me you have a girlfriend instead of a blow up doll.

braveniler58
05-01-2010, 03:29 PM
Why is the first game Monday here when both teams clinched on Thursday while the Lakers and Jazz on Sunday when both teams clinched yesterday?

I don't get it either. :pity:

Iodine
05-01-2010, 03:36 PM
Spurs will bend nash over and have manu finger**** him

BaseballBoy1811
05-01-2010, 03:37 PM
Winner of this series is going to the Finals, no doubt.

Ragun
05-01-2010, 04:07 PM
spurs in 5 or 6.

king4day
05-01-2010, 07:48 PM
Update on Lopez:


Meanwhile, center Robin Lopez has increased his participation in practice as he works his way back from a back injury (bulging disk). Gentry said he is not going to put any pressure on the 7-footer to return.

"It's going to be totally up to him," Gentry said. "If he feels great and he's ready to go that will be fine. If he's not, we're not putting him out there. I can tell you that right now."

Lopez said he's optimistic he could play at some point in the series, where his size would be an obvious help against Tim Duncan.

"It's up to the leg, it's up to the nerve," Lopez said.

He's not ready to play yet, though.

"If I played today," Lopez joked, "I think Duncan might get that quadruple double he was aiming for a few years' back."

http://sports.espn.go.com/nba/news/story?id=5154457


Earlier today John Gambadoro of Sports 620 KTAR, tweeted the following about Robin Lopez' status for the Suns second round series against the Spurs.

"Twitter / John Gambadoro: Robin Lopez will definitel ...
Robin Lopez will definitely not play in the first two games of the series vs the Spurs in Phoenix and is doubtful for the series"

Sources within the Suns organization confirmed this telling Bright Side of the Sun that Robin's progress has been steady but not leaps and bounds and the Suns are thinking of the big picture and want what's best for Lopez long-term.

If Robin does come back it will only be when he's fully healed. Right now the team is focused on strengthening his right leg to avoid re-injury due to over compensating.

http://www.brightsideofthesun.com/2010/4/30/1452950/suns-sources-robin-lopez-doubtful

JLynn943
05-02-2010, 03:12 AM
I'd love if the Suns finally beat the Spurs, but I just don't see it happening. SA doesn't really have a weakness right now. They're going to be tough for any team to beat.

Spurs in 6

Spurred1
05-02-2010, 03:28 AM
Spurs will bend nash over and have manu finger**** him

:laugh2:

Disgusting thought, though. :pity:

alencp3
05-02-2010, 05:37 AM
Spurs in 7

JordansBulls
05-02-2010, 04:27 PM
Rumor is that Parker will come off the bench in game 1.

JPHX
05-02-2010, 07:30 PM
Rumor is that Parker will come off the bench in game 1.

Makes the starting matchups better for the suns.

king4day
05-02-2010, 08:06 PM
Makes the starting matchups better for the suns.

Yea, Suns will have Dudley and Dragic to guard him. I think Hill will be a bigger factor in this series as opposed to Parker.

JordansBulls
05-02-2010, 09:15 PM
Makes the starting matchups better for the suns.

True.

Joshtd1
05-03-2010, 03:50 AM
Not really sure if it makes the starting matchups better. With Hill you get someone who is much better on D guarding Nash and who doesnt suck on offense.

And it lets us bring Parker off the bench go at whoever will be guarding him..which I really dont think they have anyone to.

king4day
05-03-2010, 09:40 AM
Not really sure if it makes the starting matchups better. With Hill you get someone who is much better on D guarding Nash and who doesnt suck on offense.

And it lets us bring Parker off the bench go at whoever will be guarding him..which I really dont think they have anyone to.

Dudley and Dragic are far better defenders than Nash. Dudley is equal, if not better than Bell was. But I expect Hill to give us more problems than Parker

tdunk21
05-03-2010, 11:54 AM
Dudley and Dragic are far better defenders than Nash. Dudley is equal, if not better than Bell was. But I expect Hill to give us more problems than Parker

i dont think dudley and dragic will give TP problems....but bell was a better defender than either....

braveniler58
05-03-2010, 12:56 PM
i dont think dudley and dragic will give TP problems....but bell was a better defender than either....

Bell is a better defender than Dragic for sure, but I don't know about Dudley. Dudley's defense is very underrated, and next to Grant Hill, is the best on the team. We have two "Shawn Marions" in Hill and Dudley, instead of just one now.

Defensively, Dudley can give Parker a hard time. I don't know if he will, but it's possible.

Chronz
05-03-2010, 01:16 PM
Rumor is that Parker will come off the bench in game 1.

Is that really a rumor? Isnt it a certainty, a rumor would be if there was word he would start.

TornadoOfSouls
05-03-2010, 02:11 PM
I'd love if the Suns finally beat the Spurs, but I just don't see it happening. SA doesn't really have a weakness right now. They're going to be tough for any team to beat.

Spurs in 6

SA's weakness is their frontcourt(something the Suns are unable to exploit considering their roster).

Chronz
05-03-2010, 03:11 PM
I agree its either over in 6 or Suns in 7, but Im basing this one off gut instinct. Spurs win in 5, 6, OR 7

BaseballBoy1811
05-03-2010, 03:16 PM
You're gonna see Hill come in off the Bench. He'll play at least 30 minutes in every game and he will soar like an eagle. We are about to witness NBA history, my friends.

braveniler58
05-03-2010, 03:32 PM
You're gonna see Hill come in off the Bench. He'll play at least 30 minutes in every game and he will soar like an eagle. We are about to witness NBA history, my friends.

Which Hill? Which team are you talking about? :P

SunsFanIam
05-03-2010, 03:45 PM
With the reports today saying Lopez might be in action as soon as game 1. If he does I think the Suns win this in 5.

tdunk21
05-03-2010, 03:50 PM
With the reports today saying Lopez might be in action as soon as game 1. If he does I think the Suns win this in 5.

pop is not resting starters and this aint no hurt blazers team.....

leftie5
05-03-2010, 04:00 PM
Let's do this fellas! Take it to 'em! Suns in 7.

king4day
05-03-2010, 04:15 PM
With the reports today saying Lopez might be in action as soon as game 1. If he does I think the Suns win this in 5.


Center Robin Lopez will not play in tonight's Suns-Spurs playoff game but said he still expects to play at some point during this second-round series with San Antonio.

So much for that

SunsFanIam
05-03-2010, 05:03 PM
So much for that

Do you have a link?

SunsFanIam
05-03-2010, 05:08 PM
pop is not resting starters and this aint no hurt blazers team.....

No one said pop is resting starters or playing a hurt blazers team. Do you really think the blazers would have won 2 games with Lopez in? He is are best defender on big men. Lamarcus would not have went off as bad(not taking anything away from him he is damn good player) so that takes away some of there points.. So I stick to my original statement.

Joshtd1
05-03-2010, 05:19 PM
Sorry, no way Dudley can guard Parker. Parker is too fast for him and Dudley doesnt have the length to bother him. If anyone were to effective cover Parker, it would probably be Hill since he has the length.

Bad thing about that is you put Hill on Parker, Manu is going to destroy anyone that guards him.

I really dont see Lopez being a big difference maker in this series anyway..it may be just me since I dont watch alot them, but if Suns are banking on Lopez to win them the series..thats not good IMO.

JPHX
05-03-2010, 05:24 PM
Sorry, no way Dudley can guard Parker. Parker is too fast for him and Dudley doesnt have the length to bother him. If anyone were to effective cover Parker, it would probably be Hill since he has the length.

Bad thing about that is you put Hill on Parker, Manu is going to destroy anyone that guards him.

I really dont see Lopez being a big difference maker in this series anyway..it may be just me since I dont watch alot them, but if Suns are banking on Lopez to win them the series..thats not good IMO.

I think your underestimating the suns defense, which is fine. We'll see what happens tonight.

SunsFanIam
05-03-2010, 05:30 PM
Sorry, no way Dudley can guard Parker. Parker is too fast for him and Dudley doesnt have the length to bother him. If anyone were to effective cover Parker, it would probably be Hill since he has the length.

Bad thing about that is you put Hill on Parker, Manu is going to destroy anyone that guards him.

I really dont see Lopez being a big difference maker in this series anyway..it may be just me since I dont watch alot them, but if Suns are banking on Lopez to win them the series..thats not good IMO.

I am not banking on him to win the series. I think he helps out with the great and fab low post moves that duncan has.

If we did put Hill on Parker, we would still have dudley or Jrich that could atleast slow down Manu. Manu is a great player and with the ability that he has to cut to the basket, he is truely a hard match up for who ever gaurds him.

On the other side. Richardson has been on a tear this playoffs and I dont really see where you have a physical enough player that can gaurd him. I could be wrong. Manu might be able to, but we will have to see.

Either way this series is going to be great and I don't see it being one sided in anyones favor. I think It will live up to the rivalery of old.

tdunk21
05-03-2010, 05:38 PM
No one said pop is resting starters or playing a hurt blazers team. Do you really think the blazers would have won 2 games with Lopez in? He is are best defender on big men. Lamarcus would not have went off as bad(not taking anything away from him he is damn good player) so that takes away some of there points.. So I stick to my original statement.

u sure about that....

Joshtd1
05-03-2010, 05:39 PM
I think your underestimating the suns defense, which is fine. We'll see what happens tonight.

Not underestimating, just stating my opinion. Lopez is best on Duncan beacuse of his size..but I dont think he will be a difference maker in winning the series. Plus if he is just coming back he will be rusty, out of shape..etc

Hill could prob do a good job 1 on 1 on Manu or Parker, but he cant guard both. I like Hill, I am a Duke fan..I know what he is capable of. Plus we run a lot of pick and roll so its up to the big men of Phoenix to step up and help out so there isnt a lot of 1 on 1 going on.

As for whoever Hill isnt guarding, I just cant see Dudley or Jrich being fast enough to guard Parker, or good enough to guard Manu. Just my opinion.

Joshtd1
05-03-2010, 05:43 PM
I am not banking on him to win the series. I think he helps out with the great and fab low post moves that duncan has.

If we did put Hill on Parker, we would still have dudley or Jrich that could atleast slow down Manu. Manu is a great player and with the ability that he has to cut to the basket, he is truely a hard match up for who ever gaurds him.

On the other side. Richardson has been on a tear this playoffs and I dont really see where you have a physical enough player that can gaurd him. I could be wrong. Manu might be able to, but we will have to see.
Either way this series is going to be great and I don't see it being one sided in anyones favor. I think It will live up to the rivalery of old.

RJ is big enough to where J-Rich wont be able to post up, and Manu can stay with him on the perimeter. He has been on a tear though, I expect the Spurs to do all they can to run him off the 3pt line so he doesnt get into a groove. If all else fails, we still have Bogans to body him up.

Should be fun. We all know our big 3, and Amare/Nash will get theres. Its up to the other guys..Hill/RJ/Dice etc.. to step up, and Jrich/Hill/Barbosa etc.. to step up and win IMO.

JPHX
05-03-2010, 05:50 PM
Not underestimating, just stating my opinion. Lopez is best on Duncan beacuse of his size..but I dont think he will be a difference maker in winning the series. Plus if he is just coming back he will be rusty, out of shape..etc

Hill could prob do a good job 1 on 1 on Manu or Parker, but he cant guard both. I like Hill, I am a Duke fan..I know what he is capable of. Plus we run a lot of pick and roll so its up to the big men of Phoenix to step up and help out so there isnt a lot of 1 on 1 going on.

As for whoever Hill isnt guarding, I just cant see Dudley or Jrich being fast enough to guard Parker, or good enough to guard Manu. Just my opinion.

Your forgetting Dragic, who is an excellent defender. He'll see some time on parker. Combo of Hill/Dudley getting looks on Manu, etc. IMO we match up a lot better with the Spurs than most people think. And it will show tonight. I like our chances. But thats just my opinion.

SunsFanIam
05-03-2010, 05:56 PM
u sure about that....

I am if we have Lopez the whole series. If he doesn't play tonight it will be 6 or 7. We all know Amar'e will have a hard time gaurding Duncan. I think his Defence has steped up, but we all know Duncan has one of the best turn around jump shots in the league for a big man. Lopez sparks a little something extra in the suns on the defencive end when he plays tho. I think the spurs and suns match up very well and it should be interesting.

AI4MVP
05-03-2010, 10:27 PM
i think this is the best rivalry in the nba

king4day
05-03-2010, 10:39 PM
Not underestimating, just stating my opinion. Lopez is best on Duncan beacuse of his size..but I dont think he will be a difference maker in winning the series. Plus if he is just coming back he will be rusty, out of shape..etc

Hill could prob do a good job 1 on 1 on Manu or Parker, but he cant guard both. I like Hill, I am a Duke fan..I know what he is capable of. Plus we run a lot of pick and roll so its up to the big men of Phoenix to step up and help out so there isnt a lot of 1 on 1 going on.

As for whoever Hill isnt guarding, I just cant see Dudley or Jrich being fast enough to guard Parker, or good enough to guard Manu. Just my opinion.

The difference wouldn't be so much his scoring or defense as it would be for allowing Amar'e to blow up.

BaustinSali08
05-03-2010, 10:52 PM
Anyone think the NBA/refs will be pro-Suns in this one since the conspiracy of the last series? I say Suns in 6.

king4day
05-04-2010, 12:23 AM
Anyone think the NBA/refs will be pro-Suns in this one since the conspiracy of the last series? I say Suns in 6.

They weren't when we got owned the year Shaq debuted with us. I certainly hope not.

Spurs do have the FT edge early on so there's that. Granted they were legit fouls. But it defies the theory.

Joshtd1
05-04-2010, 01:41 AM
Hats off to the Suns, they just completely out hustled us badly.

Thats why Pop pisses me off so much, playing people he shouldnt at the wrong times. Mason has been terrible all year, and is injured..so why the hell is he playing in crunch time :pity:

Well atleast Im not too upset, I expected Phx to win game 1. Time for Pop to make his adjustments and hopefully the Spurs offense isnt idiotic for for the whole first half again.

tdunk21
05-04-2010, 01:44 AM
hill not so confident like he was in the mavs series.....nash first quarter 17 pts kinda killed us...but am sure that wont happen again in this series....good game though suns...

rocky4104
05-04-2010, 01:57 AM
hill not so confident like he was in the mavs series.....nash first quarter 17 pts kinda killed us...but am sure that wont happen again in this series....good game though suns...

thanks bro! that was one heck of a game.. too bad a team has to lose, they both busted their ***** off tonight.. kudos to both teams

STAT32
05-04-2010, 01:57 AM
Good game. Suns need to make the proper adjustments for Tony Parker.

rocky4104
05-04-2010, 02:05 AM
Good game. Suns need to make the proper adjustments for Tony Parker.

im worried about parker too on game two..

well that's the reason we pay Gentry d' big bucks huh? lol

Voodoo Alchemy
05-04-2010, 03:20 AM
im worried about parker too on game two..

well that's the reason we pay Gentry d' big bucks huh? lol

worried about game 2? parker killed us in game 1.

duncan, manu and parker had monster games tonight. we were just able to keep the other guys like george hill, jefferson and mcdyess from hurting us.

JayW_1023
05-04-2010, 05:10 AM
Hats off to the Suns, they just completely out hustled us badly.

Thats why Pop pisses me off so much, playing people he shouldnt at the wrong times. Mason has been terrible all year, and is injured..so why the hell is he playing in crunch time :pity:

Well atleast Im not too upset, I expected Phx to win game 1. Time for Pop to make his adjustments and hopefully the Spurs offense isnt idiotic for for the whole first half again.

I'm not worried yet...minus all those transition baskets the Suns scored, the Spurs were right there. I will be suprised to see this go 2-0 going to San Antonio.

JordansBulls
05-04-2010, 08:12 AM
This is the first time the Suns actually have won game 1 in a series against the Spurs.

todu82
05-04-2010, 08:29 AM
Phoenix in 7

Joshtd1
05-04-2010, 02:22 PM
I'm not worried yet...minus all those transition baskets the Suns scored, the Spurs were right there. I will be suprised to see this go 2-0 going to San Antonio.

No Im not worried yet either, but the Suns just out hustled our guys tonight. The play was pretty much even, except that they made 3 more 3pt shots then us..and they won by 9.

I was just so frusturated with some of the offense that was going on, and how the Spurs were playing like absolute vaginas in the first half and not driving the ball to the rim. That and Mason should not be playing at all.

rocky4104
05-04-2010, 02:25 PM
worried about game 2? parker killed us in game 1.
duncan, manu and parker had monster games tonight. we were just able to keep the other guys like george hill, jefferson and mcdyess from hurting us.

we won didn't we voodoo? why would i stress about it still? lol

SAiNi_21
05-04-2010, 02:38 PM
Spurs in 7 simply because of experience and the fact that the Spurs are riding a high right now after defeating the Mavs

rocky4104
05-04-2010, 02:43 PM
Spurs in 7 simply because of experience and the fact that the Spurs are riding a high right now after defeating the Mavs

i dont how high they are right now though considering they lost game 1.. and they played great last night too, its not as if Suns caught them in their off-night.. but you're right too, Spurs have the playoff experience, the suns are stll the underdogs in the series..

rocky4104
05-04-2010, 02:48 PM
Spurs in 4, baby! George Hill Uber Alles!!!

GO SPURS GO, LITTLE GIRL!!!!

so far of all the posters, you're the one that got it wrong... peace bro :)

JordansBulls
05-04-2010, 04:48 PM
I'd like to see an Orlando vs Phoenix finals. That would be awesome.

king4day
05-04-2010, 04:57 PM
im worried about parker too on game two..

well that's the reason we pay Gentry d' big bucks huh? lol

Actually....we're paying Terry Porter the big bucks.....Gentry is making OK money :)

king4day
05-04-2010, 04:58 PM
This is the first time the Suns actually have won game 1 in a series against the Spurs.

In the Nash era.
Marbury's half court buzzer beater in 02-03 was the last time :)

Joshtd1
05-04-2010, 04:59 PM
In the Nash era.
Marbury's half court buzzer beater in 02-03 was the last time :)

I remember that :pity: Amare made a 3 in regulation to tie it up I believe too

king4day
05-04-2010, 05:01 PM
I remember that :pity: Amare made a 3 in regulation to tie it up I believe too

Yea he banked in a 3. His shot was completely reworked since then. At that time it was soooooooo ugly.
But I don't mind bringing that up. Especially since you guys ended up with a ring that year anyway.

rocky4104
05-04-2010, 09:25 PM
Actually....we're paying Terry Porter the big bucks.....Gentry is making OK money :)

very true sir! i was comparing his salary to mine.. :)

JordansBulls
05-04-2010, 11:23 PM
In the Nash era.
Marbury's half court buzzer beater in 02-03 was the last time :)

Yes true that.

I meant when the Suns have had Nash.

JayW_1023
05-05-2010, 05:20 AM
Game 2 will tell more about how things measure up right now...because the Spurs will adjust. In Pop I trust.

Voodoo Alchemy
05-05-2010, 09:13 AM
Game 2 will tell more about how things measure up right now...because the Spurs will adjust. In Pop I trust.

can you name a playoff team in the history of basketball that didn't make an adjustment?

you make it seem like the spurs are the only team that know how to make an adjustment. don't you think despite the suns winning game 1, that they will make an adjustment to san antonio's adjustments? in other words, gentry already knows what the spurs are going to do in game 2 so he's already got countermeasures to their attack. so don't make it seem like the spurs all of a sudden are going to show something that we haven't seen over the last 5 or 6 years.

tdunk21
05-05-2010, 09:28 AM
can you name a playoff team in the history of basketball that didn't make an adjustment?

you make it seem like the spurs are the only team that know how to make an adjustment. don't you think despite the suns winning game 1, that they will make an adjustment to san antonio's adjustments? in other words, gentry already knows what the spurs are going to do in game 2 so he's already got countermeasures to their attack. so don't make it seem like the spurs all of a sudden are going to show something that we haven't seen over the last 5 or 6 years.

and how many playoff games has gentry won makin adjustments?? did experienced carlisle know what spurs will do in game 2 of the mavs series??:facepalm:

Voodoo Alchemy
05-05-2010, 09:37 AM
and how many playoff games has gentry won makin adjustments?? did experienced carlisle know what spurs will do in game 2 of the mavs series??:facepalm:

did you even watch the suns/blazers series? let me take you by the hand and explain something to you. after the suns lost to portland, gentry put grant hill on andre miller and basically took him out of the series. no more drives to the hoop, no more easy layups. secondly, they dictated tempo by playing better defense and running after made shots. they got guys leaking out on the wing and behind the defense for easy points. gentry spaced the floor better...on and on.

as for what pop is going to do in game 2, it's obvious he's going to start parker.

btw, please use the "facepalm" smilie sparingly.

tdunk21
05-05-2010, 09:48 AM
did you even watch the suns/blazers series? let me take you by the hand and explain something to you. after the suns lost to portland, gentry put grant hill on andre miller and basically took him out of the series. no more drives to the hoop, no more easy layups. secondly, they dictated tempo by playing better defense and running after made shots. they got guys leaking out on the wing and behind the defense for easy points. gentry spaced the floor better...on and on.

as for what pop is going to do in game 2, it's obvious he's going to start parker.

as i told before....this team aint no hurt blazers team missin their go to player in roy....

anyways it should be a good game tonite with lot of adjustments from either teams....

oh and u did not answer my questions

Dolemite
05-05-2010, 09:49 AM
spurs

Voodoo Alchemy
05-05-2010, 09:53 AM
as i told before....this team aint no hurt blazers team missin their go to player in roy....

anyways it should be a good game tonite with lot of adjustments from either teams....

despite the blazers missing roy, they are a better defensive team than the spurs.

this isn't the same suns that were mentally weak like years past. they do play defense. if you don't believe me, look at the numbers.

it will be a great series but i don't see the spurs running off 4 straight wins on the suns. i could be wrong but what do i know, i'm just a fan.

tdunk21
05-05-2010, 10:03 AM
despite the blazers missing roy, they are a better defensive team than the spurs.

this isn't the same suns that were mentally weak like years past. they do play defense. if you don't believe me, look at the numbers.

it will be a great series but i don't see the spurs running off 4 straight wins on the suns. i could be wrong but what do i know, i'm just a fan.

i think spurs have proved that they are a better defensive team by limiting the mavs who were considered championship contenders....

heard the same thing when u guys had shaq in the lineup....heard the same thing when u guys lead the league a few years back....

Voodoo Alchemy
05-05-2010, 10:10 AM
i think spurs have proved that they are a better defensive team by limiting the mavs who were considered championship contenders....

heard the same thing when u guys had shaq in the lineup....heard the same thing when u guys lead the league a few years back....

mavs were never championship contenders. no, the blazer are a better defensive team than the spurs. besides, the spurs limited the suns fastbreak points, 3 point shooting and points in the paint. not anymore.

suns were not mentally tough in years past because they only relied on their offense. this year, they are playing much better defensively and rebouding.

tdunk21
05-05-2010, 10:16 AM
mavs were never championship contenders. no, the blazer are a better defensive team than the spurs. besides, the spurs limited the suns fastbreak points, 3 point shooting and points in the paint. not anymore.

suns were not mentally tough in years past because they only relied on their offense. this year, they are playing much better defensively and rebouding.


isnt that better defense...if not what is a better defense in this world of ur own???

Voodoo Alchemy
05-05-2010, 10:32 AM
isnt that better defense...if not what is a better defense in this world of ur own???

what i meant was in the past.

the suns had 27 fast break points, a billion points in the paint and out rebounded the spurs. that's not spurs defense like it used to be.

the only thing the spurs did better than the suns in game 1 was getting to the foul line. if it weren't for that, they would've blown out the spurs by 50.

JordansBulls
05-06-2010, 08:38 AM
Suns up 2-0 now.
:speechless:

braveniler58
05-06-2010, 08:44 AM
Suns up 2-0 now.
:speechless:

:clap::clap::D

JordansBulls
05-06-2010, 01:25 PM
:clap::clap::D

Last time this happened was in 1993.

sunnydayin'zona
05-06-2010, 01:53 PM
and how many playoff games has gentry won makin adjustments?? did experienced carlisle know what spurs will do in game 2 of the mavs series??:facepalm:

as a head coach? currently he's 6-2, but thanks for the reply

Joshtd1
05-06-2010, 03:08 PM
These teams are pretty even. IMO its the Suns just out hustling the Spurs getting more 2nd chances and Gentry out coaching Pop right now as why Suns are up 2-0

ko8e24bryant
05-06-2010, 03:18 PM
Well it's 2-0... Suns
The spurs have had the suns number
but, it's not the same suns team
they're better, than the teams before
this suns team will beat the spurs and its showing!
they've beat them in their style and in the half court style in game 2
Lakers vs Suns in the Western Conf. Finals

ko8e24bryant
05-06-2010, 03:30 PM
suns in 5

king4day
05-06-2010, 03:43 PM
If the Spurs can break even at home, then this one is going 7.
In the Nash era, Phoenix has yet to win 3 games from the Spurs.

Joshtd1
05-06-2010, 04:10 PM
If the Spurs can break even at home, then this one is going 7.
In the Nash era, Phoenix has yet to win 3 games from the Spurs.

Agreed.

I have to say the Suns are better then I thought. I thought this series would have been easier then the Mavs, but certainly wrong about that.

If the Suns do end up winning I will be going for them. I like Steve Nash and Grant Hill and hope they will end up getting a ring. Both seem like real classy guys.

theimortalone
05-06-2010, 04:17 PM
Suns up 2-0 right now! Who would have ever guessed? Sure the heck not me! They need to steal at least 1 game in San Antonio.

JordansBulls
05-06-2010, 04:19 PM
The thing for the Suns is they better not allow the Spurs to tie this up.

Gibby23
05-06-2010, 04:22 PM
The thing for the Suns is they better not allow the Spurs to tie this up.

Get out of here! Did you come up with that one, or was it just on ESPN?

IversonIsKrazy
05-06-2010, 07:42 PM
Spurs played almost perfect basketball yesterday, held them to 42%FG while shooting over 50%FG themselves, held their fastbreak points, but the surprise factor of rebounding ruined the game, and for that the Spurs lost. Spurs need to tie the series up, and the role players need to step up and hit some 3's. And hopefully, next time Duncan hits a 3, its a big one again ;)

mattcribbin
05-06-2010, 08:13 PM
The Suns bench energy were the catalyst to victory once again. And the rebounding was key, especially offensively. The Suns have fallen victim to bad rebounding throughout the season. If they can hit the boards strong they can usually win. And Richardson, they never lose when he scores over 20.

JordansBulls
05-06-2010, 11:15 PM
Still surprised the Suns are winning this with the lack of size.

JayW_1023
05-07-2010, 04:20 AM
The Suns are for real...the difference is that consistent thord scorer behind Stoudemire and Nash. They are definately playing better basketball.

But I'm just sayin' it'll be tough to close the Spurs out.

ElMarroAfamado
05-07-2010, 04:47 AM
can you name a playoff team in the history of basketball that didn't make an adjustment?

you make it seem like the spurs are the only team that know how to make an adjustment. don't you think despite the suns winning game 1, that they will make an adjustment to san antonio's adjustments? in other words, gentry already knows what the spurs are going to do in game 2 so he's already got countermeasures to their attack. so don't make it seem like the spurs all of a sudden are going to show something that we haven't seen over the last 5 or 6 years.

its the spurs dont ever underestimate the heart of a champion
i wouldnt be surprised if they won 12 games in a row and won the championship

(sarcasm)

rocky4104
05-07-2010, 06:03 AM
Spurs played almost perfect basketball yesterday, held them to 42%FG while shooting over 50%FG themselves, held their fastbreak points, but the surprise factor of rebounding ruined the game, and for that the Spurs lost. Spurs need to tie the series up, and the role players need to step up and hit some 3's. And hopefully, next time Duncan hits a 3, its a big one again ;)

Like Ludden said in his Yahoo column - the Suns are out-SPURRING the San Antonio Spurs - 111 and 110 pts against the SAS in a back to back series match? impressive.. dont get me wrong, I'm not counting the Spurs out just yet.. they just did what they need to do in their homecourt, its up to the Spurs to protect their homecourt in 3 & 4 - like they said "Series only starts when a hometeam loses"

J-Relo
05-08-2010, 03:34 AM
3-0 amazing

ldc62
05-08-2010, 04:02 AM
Even the greatest PF of all time can't lead his team to 4 straight wins in the playoffs.... right?

JPHX
05-08-2010, 04:07 AM
Even the greatest PF of all time can't lead his team to 4 straight wins in the playoffs.... right?

Tim Duncan in his prime maybe. 2010 TD? not likely.

Voodoo Alchemy
05-08-2010, 04:09 AM
Even the greatest PF of all time can't lead his team to 4 straight wins in the playoffs.... right?

very difficult for anyone in an elimination situation.

AI4MVP
05-08-2010, 04:13 AM
Even the greatest PF of all time can't lead his team to 4 straight wins in the playoffs.... right?

thats like saying shaq could carry the cavs is lebron just died.

this aint 2002 anymore buddy

gcoll
05-08-2010, 04:16 AM
The Suns are for real...the difference is that consistent thord scorer behind Stoudemire and Nash. They are definately playing better basketball.

But I'm just sayin' it'll be tough to close the Spurs out.
All they have to do is steal a road game, and not lose at home to force a game 7. Given how tough the Spurs are at home, the biggest game of the series will probably be game 5.

I think the Spurs are likely to win game 4. But if they manage to take game 5 from us on our home floor, I will officially start to get nervous.

heathonater
05-08-2010, 05:10 AM
the spurs are done for this series. the suns will advance to the wcf, but when they play la, they will have alot of problems down low. gasol and bynum will have a big series against them, considering the suns frontcourt defense is not elite in my opinion.

JayW_1023
05-09-2010, 04:20 AM
This series is over...I just hope the Spurs have enough pride not to get swept.

JordansBulls
05-09-2010, 06:47 PM
JVG said he thinks the Spurs will take this 7.

tdunk21
05-09-2010, 08:03 PM
JVG said he thinks the Spurs will take this 7.

i hope JVG is right for once....lol

JordansBulls
05-09-2010, 11:04 PM
Kinda shock the Suns swept the Spurs here.

still1ballin
05-09-2010, 11:09 PM
2 people got it right

theimortalone
05-09-2010, 11:12 PM
Wow, congrats to the two people that said it would be a sweep! :speechless:

tdunk21
05-09-2010, 11:15 PM
congrats to the suns and suns fans.....hats off to ur run n gun.....good job...much deserved victory.....

Jizzle
05-09-2010, 11:18 PM
Phoenix in 4

SWEEP !!!!!

3 people got it right

I was one of them !

Raph12
05-09-2010, 11:43 PM
Wow, congrats to the two people that said it would be a sweep! :speechless:

Just became 4 lol... It was me... No it wasn't lol, I had Spurs in 6.