Artest Made Suns Fans Sick in Game 5, Hopefully It’s Only a 24-hour Bug

May 27th, 2010 by Greg Esposito Leave a reply »
Fried avocado made Alvin Gentry physically ill in the first half. Ron Artest made the entire city of Phoenix sick at the end of the second half of the Lakers' 103-101 victory in Game 5.

While the loss may hurt right now, the bigger picture should make Suns fans optimistic for Games 6 and 7.

Lost in the craziness of an Artest circus shot off a Kobe Bryant air ball, is the fact that the Suns made a ferocious comeback from down 18 to tie the game with three seconds to go.

Lost right now is the perspective that the Suns proved once again that they can compete with the defending NBA champs. Lost is the fact that the Suns get to head home to Phoenix and their home crowd. Lost is the Herculean effort by both Steve Nash and Channing Frye.

Also lost right now is what history has taught us: Anything is possible.

Just look to 1976 Western Conference Finals and the little Phoenix Suns team that almost could. They were taking on the defending NBA champion Golden State Warriors who were the heavy favorite. They lost the first game of the series. After the fourth, the series was tied 2-2 with the Suns heading to California for a pivotal Game 5. So ...

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