Back-to-Backs – As you may have read, the Suns are exceptionally good at winning the first game of a back-to-back series. For the season, they are 16-1 – a 94% winning percentage. But in the 2nd game of the season, they were only at .500 until last night’s game. And they not only won the game, they won it handily. That brought them up to a .529 winning percentage.
Spurs record over Suns – The Suns have had a hard time beating the Spurs in years past. This year they are 3-1 against the 2007 Champions. The Spurs wanted the game pretty bad. They certainly didn’t want to give up any mental edge to the Suns. But with Phoenix winning 75% of the games this season. The only loss was an 84-81 game where the Suns lead most of the game until the last few minutes.
Non-scoring against San Antonio – This wasn’t a huge change from the other games but it was still 5 points over their average from the first three games against the Spurs. Phoenix scored 100 in their first game in San Antonio. They scored 96 last night.
Overall, I was very pleased with the Suns’ performance. They kept their heads in the game, they were able to fend off some of the rough play that the Spurs tried to get into and even gave some of it back. They took a close game and blew it wide open in the 4th quarter – enough that Coach Popovich put the scrubs in with about 4 minutes left in the game.
What did you think of the game? Does this change your predictions of where we’ll end up in the standings and how we’ll fare in the playoffs? Leave your comments below.