Game 3 Preview: Blazers vs. Suns

April 22nd, 2010 by Busta Bucket Leave a reply »
Two games into this series, and we've seen quite a bit from each team. The question is, which ones will show up tonight? Back in Rip City the Blazers plan on getting another win, but that Suns team that showed up on Tuesday was awfully good. Andre Miller is the only guy right now who is looking for his own shot and being aggressive. Unfortunately in game 2, the Suns adjusted to Portland's strategy and put Grant Hill on Miller for much of the game. It really stymied everything the Blazers tried to do offensively, creating sheer havoc. In order for Andre to succeed, his teammates must also be aggressive. Something we saw with Steve Nash in two games so far is the two different types of good games he can have. He scored 25 and had 9 assists the first game and the Suns lost. In game two he almost doubles his assists with 16 and only scores 13 points and Phoenix wins big. The key to stopping the Suns is letting Nash be a shooter and not a distributor. If his teammates get hot, problems arise. Nash is the better point guard and Bayless is too inconsistent to help out. Suns get it. Game one was not too good for Portland in the shooting guard department, but game two was monumentally wo ...

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