San Antonio Spurs at Phoenix Suns- 9ET TNT
It seems I just can’t win for lose with Suns fans these days. I predicted them to win in Game 1 yet they still find a way to criticize me with my George Hill comments regarding how big of an impact I see him having in this series. Hill had very insignificant performance in Game 1 which only leads to me warn Suns fans to not speak too soon. A Spurs win tonight, swings momentum and home court advantage to the San Antonio as they head home for games 3 and 4. Putting the Spurs in the exact same situation as they had in Round 1 against the Mavericks; losing Game 1 in Dallas and winning Game 2 sending the split series back home.
Instead of providing Suns fans reasons why I think the Phoenix Suns should be worried, I’ll let the Spurs players speak for themselves. (Quotes courtesy of Yahoo’s Playoff Game 2 Preview by Bob Baum)
“We still have an opportunity to steal homecourt here tomorrow, and we’re going to do just that. We’ve got a lot of things to clean up. We feel if we do just that, we give ourselves a real good chance.”- Tim Duncan
“We made so many mistakes, but at the same time, with all those mistakes, all those flaws we had, we were pretty close.”- Manu Ginobili
“This team’s been through it all. They know what they’re doing. They’ve come back from deficits or losses already this year. We expect a great effort [from] them. They’ll make adjustments and we have to be ready to respond.”- Steve Nash
I have no doubt in saying the Spurs will make positive adjustments heading into Game 2, but I do hold my doubts when it come to how the Phoenix Suns react and respond to these changes. The Suns aren’t a great team when it comes to making adjustments or responses, unless you want to count their response to the new controversial Arizona bill, as the Suns will wear their “Los Suns” jersey tonight in honor of Cinco de Mayo. The Suns are 2-0 this season when wearing their “Los Suns” jerseys, tonight that streak ends.
Spurs- 109 Suns- 104
Just for kicks, what’s the odds we hear Sir Charles cry out Ginobili!!!!!!!!! tonight?!