10 Reasons the Phoenix Suns Will Win Game Six

May 28th, 2010 by Ravi Krishnan Leave a reply »
Most scribes are outlining the eulogy of the Phoenix Suns from this year’s playoffs after last night’s gut-wrencher. It is perceived as an insurmountable task for the Suns to come back from a depressing game five loss.

Admittedly, that viewpoint stands to some logical ingredients. Having said so, there are a lot more nuggets for enthusiasm for the Suns to feel encouraged for game six.

So in no particular order, here is my take on 10 aspects of game five that the Suns will take as elements of positivism.


Freakish Missed Free Throws

Steve Nash is hitting 91 percent of his FTs in the post-season, following his league-leading 93 percent for the regular season. He missed two throws last night (one on a technical foul), and that will not happen again. He might miss two of ten, but not two of five again.

Same with Richardson, who was 1-3 yesterday—after being a relatively stable 73 percent on the season. The reason for my getting so nitpicky about four missed FTs by typically-lights-out guys is the final margin. A two-point loss at the buzzer tends to magnify the impact of missed gimmes, su ...

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