Monday, January 15, 2007

A Classic Defensive Struggle

MEMPHIS, TENNESSEE - The Phoenix Suns continued to show that they are the most powerful offense in the NBA thus far in the '07 campaign by dismantling the lowly Memphis Grizzlies on the road 137-122 this evening. The ballgame featured a combined 58 three point field goals launched by these two defensive juggernauts, as well as a 42 point outburst off the bench by Amare Stoudemire. Clearly Suns coach Mike D'Antoni's "5 passes before any shot goes up" offense is starting to pay dividends. Maybe he missed the memo that defense wins championships in professional sports, although that is difficult to digest considering we learn this as sports fans before basic arithmetic. On the other hand, maybe he doesn't mind the fact that the Suns style of play has consistently made them playoff doormats to the eventual Western Conference champions, and why should this year be any different?


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