Matt’s Suns Rant: Signs of STAT, J-Rich Back, But Hold on to the Ball

November 9th, 2009 by Matt Petersen Leave a reply »
Week Two has come and gone, unlike the Suns' success, which was predicted to go after a brutal roadtrip (it concludes tonight in Philly).

The Suns did drop their first game of the season to an undermanned Orlando team, giving more beef to the rants of the week, but there was plenty to rave about, as well.

Phoenix rebounded from its Orlando loss to hand Boston their first "L" of the season (scoring 110 points in the process; yeah, the Suns as we know them are back), then showed they were capable of keeping focus after a big win, by dispatching the Wizards two nights later.

Now to the nitty gritty of what transpired:


1) Other than his scoreless debacle in Orlando, Jason Richardson showed why he's a valuable fit (besides the obvious lack of Leandro Barbosa due to injury). Barbosa is a speedster who has the tools to get around the defense for his points. Even his threes are in the corners, or spots where the defense is non-existent.

J-Rich is an in-your-face, take-it-to-the-teeth-of-the-defense scorer. It didn't show in his 0-for-4 night in Orlando. Maybe he thought the Magic without Rashard Lewis, and Vince ...

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