Toronto Raptors: Yes They Can

December 12th, 2009 by Gene Leave a reply »

Many people have long believed that an NBA team could not win a lot of games, especially in the playoffs, by relying mostly upon offence. But then the Phoenix Suns made it to the Western Conference finals twice, by doing just that.

So, after they witnessed what they previously believed to be impossible, some of them changed their tune to say that a team couldn’t win a championship by relying mostly upon offence.

Many of the so-called “experts” said that the Suns needed a dominant low-post presence to succeed. So, partway through 2007-08 season the Suns acquired Shaquille O’Neal to matchup against players like Tim Duncan in the playoffs.

With O’Neal, the Suns lost to the Duncan-led Spurs in the first round of the playoffs.  The next season (2008-09) the Suns didn’t even make it to the playoffs with O’Neal onboard for the entire season.

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