Friday, April 25, 2008
"Would you like to play a game of chess? I play very well."
So tonight's game three, and, although not a betting man, I am more than willing to lay down a few bucks on the notion that this will be the outcome:
Spurs get down by 10-15 late in the 3rd, and Popovich pulls the starters in the early to mid 4th. D'Antoni foolishly leaves his starters in to run up the score and achieve some dubious emotional/momentum building victory (that actually the Spurs are completely unaffected by because they have ice in their veins). Instead of actually working, that strategy leaves D'Antoni's already shallow rotation not as rested as the Spurs starters and San Antonio takes game 4, heading back to SA with a 3-1 lead in the series. Although I can imagine how much the mainstream sports media (not to mention the blogs) are going to flip their shit with joy when the Suns win a game and they can finally and foolishly entertain the notion of a dramatic comeback attempt.