Wednesday, May 26th, 2010 at 9:30 am  |  7 responses

Polladaday: What’s gotten into Phoenix?

Well, that was interesting. After two disastrous games in Los Angeles, many wrote the Phoenix Suns off and focused their sights on a Lakers v. Celtics Finals. But a funny thing happened on the way to the promised land. Amare Stoudemire found some luck of his own, the bench caught fire and just like that, this series is knotted at two. The question is, did something get into the Suns or out of the Lakers?

What has been the key to the Suns turnaround?

Loading ... Loading ...
  • Add a Comment
  • Share
  • RSS

Tags: ,

  • estoniandude

    thats funny

  • http://www.slamonline.com James the Balla

    Kind of funny how “referee’s” is not one of the options …

  • LA Huey

    @James, you get buy that “kings have rings” shirt yet?

  • http://www.hoopsvibe.com/features/overdribbling chiqo

    do they still make bazooka joe? your jaw would almost fall off at first,but that stuff was tasty once you got it moistened up.

  • http://www.another48minutes.com Gerard Himself

    I want to vote for two options: Kobe was the only player who showed up, and obviously the zone defense.

  • Tommy Patron

    I think that NBA teams haven’t taken the zone seriously, seemingly just using it as a quick switch-up to try to force a bad possession or two from their opponent. The communication and reaction necessary to play a zone well have lacked, due to not practicing a “girly” defense. Now that a team is actually practicing and putting effort into a zone during games, it seems like it can be effective. A possible new league-wide trend if Phoenix takes the series?

  • barnabusb

    @Tommy: Same can be said for a full court press. I don’t see why more teams don’t press, even if it’s with their B squad. Find some tenacious on-ball guys, communicate with your team mates, and force some turnovers or bad possessions.