Super Manu: Scorched Spurs Need Argentine Hero to Save Their Series

May 7th, 2010 by Robert Kleeman Leave a reply »
Keith Bogans dribbled three times, surveyed a possible path to the hoop and decided passing back to Tony Parker was a better idea.

There was Steve Nash, again, guarding a spot-up shooter. Bogans isn't as consistent or as feared from the corner as Bruce Bowen was.

If the Spurs continue to allow Nash to stand in the corner with Bogans and other supposed shooters, they won't rally to win this series.

Gregg Popovich should start Tony Parker tonight and give him one instruction: attack Steve.

The Suns won the first two games because Alvin Gentry found ways to hide Nash, Channing Frye, Jason Richardson, and even Amar'e Stoudemire on defense.

Tim Duncan scored 29 points in Game Two, but he allowed Frye to walk away from the contest thinking he had become a stockade.

A headline in the Arizona Republic, "Frye takes on Duncan challenge," sums up the Spurs' problem.

"If he's going to take 20 shots, I want him to be sore after the game," Frye said.

This coming from a guy who makes a roll of Charmin look like titanium steel. Should we tell William Hung he can sing, too?

Maybe Duncan ...

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