Terry Porter said he wanted to get Steve Nash some rest this season. I don’t think a suspension was what he had in mind. With Leandro Barbosa heading to Brazil to be with his family after the passing of his mother, the last thing the Suns needed was to lose another two players – let alone two of their starters.
But at the end of the day, the Nash/Barnes suspension may end up being a good thing. The two rookie point guards for the Suns, Goran Dragic and Sean Singletary, played a combined 53 minutes and scored a combined 10 points. Both of the guys kept their composure in a somewhat pressured situation and they helped Phoenix to a win in Sacramento. Considering the next three opponents for the team, this win against an also-depleted Kings team will hopefully get them on the right track – even if it did take an extra 5 minutes of overtime to get the job done. [Read more...]