2010 NBA Playoffs: Don’t Be Fooled by the Suns’ Success; Defense Will Doom Them

May 6th, 2010 by Hadarii Jones Leave a reply »
People in Phoenix may be conflicted by Arizona's new immigration law, which has been capturing headlines across the nation, but there is certainly no confusion over their city's Suns and their march through the NBA postseason.

The Suns took a 2-0 lead over the San Antonio Spurs in their Western Conference Semifinals series, and talk has begun to shift to the prospects of the Suns representing the West in the NBA Finals.

It's one thing to be confident in your team and their chances, but it's entirely something else when a person eschews the recent history of their team in favor of unrealistic dreams of NBA glory.

There will come a point in the playoffs when Phoenix will be forced to rely on its defense in order to advance to the next round, and unless something profound has occurred, the Suns' defense will fail them.

I am well aware the Suns have been giving a spirited effort on defense, and there are signs that say they are performing better on that end of the court, but does that make them a good defensive team all of a sudden?

The Suns buck the trend, because by all measures they are the weakest defensive team ...

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