Not many five year olds find comfort in sitting on the couch watching VHS tapes of Jason Kidd dominating high school and college. Well, I did and that is where the continued infatuation with basketball began and still ticks today. I have been covering basketball for the past few years with Dime Magazine (http://dimemag.com) and look to continue spreading my wings with SB Nation Arizona.
Goran Dragic went down, they team has lost three straight, and now they hit the road to face three pretty tough Midwest teams all vying for playoff positioning. This may not be a litmus test, but it is another defining week for the team.
As of late the Phoenix Suns have been able to keep in games and play more competitive games, but when it comes down to winning time there is a disconnect in the gameplan, the execution, and in the win/loss column.
The Knicks came in off a back-to-back, the Suns were two days rested. The Knicks were banged up and short-handed, the Suns fully equipped. Yet, in the end, it was the Knicks role players that out shined the Suns role players in an electric game.
Can the Suns get back on track against the shorthanded Knicks? On a back-to-back this is the best opportunity they have had in quite a while to steal a victory against a winning team.
Losing is losing, but when you are at home as a team you are defending a principle, an idea, and group of people that where you colors with pride through thick and thin.
This game should have been defined by the way the Phoenix Suns were outclasses across the board and all over the court all game, but instead was about four total technical fouls -- two that sent Alvin Gentry to the showers early.
Coming off a back-to-back the Phoenix Suns look to right the ship and get back to their winning ways which, for a time, was able to bring a season best four game winning streak.
The transition has been tougher for one lottery pick this year more than any other and he is still working to get better, despite his critics. Some of those critics are in high places with opinions that matter more than others.