I hate both teams. As a Laker fan, there is no other choice. And yet, there I was on Saturday afternoon, leaping off of my couch and yelling like a maniac as they played in one of the greatest postseason games in NBA history. Game 1 of the Suns/Spurs series was one for the ages, and there’s no reason to believe that we’ve seen the best from these two.
Phoenix showed that they can play against, and possibly even beat this team. Were it not for Shaq and Amare’s foul trouble, it could very easily be the Spurs facing a must-win situation tonight. Of course, it’s kind of hard to beat a team that forces a second overtime thanks to its Hall of Fame power forward deciding to knock down his first three-point bomb of the season.
Whoever comes out of this series is going to be bruised, battered, and more than anything else, exhausted. The winner should be given at least two weeks off before playing in the following round.
Also on tap tonight…
Toronto @ Orlando, Game 2: Can the Raptors do anything to slow down Dwight Howard? I’ll take “no”, Alex.
Dallas @ New Orleans, Game 2: I never thought Erick Dampier would be part of any storyline during this (or any other) series, and yet, here we are.