The Phoenix Suns went into Milwaukee and avenged the Arizona Diamondbacks playoff loss to the Brewers. It wasn't easy but it sure was fun as the Suns put up a great first half and had a 21-point lead but then needed some last-second heroics from Steve Nash, on his birthday, to get the win over the Bucks. The victory marks the first time this season the Suns have won three-straight.
The Suns built the big lead with a super strong performance from Michael Redd off the bench who dropped 10 points on his former team and lead the Suns to a 33-20 second quarter. The 67 points the Suns had at the half was a season-high.
But the Bucks don't quit. This team was down 18 to the Miami Heat recently and won that game and they used strong defense and three-point shooting to come all the way back to take a lead in the fourth quarter. That set up a thrilling back and forth finish.
With the game tied, Steve Nash ran the pick and roll and took the lane to the paint and finished a lay up with five ticks on the clock.
The Suns had six players in double-digits will Redd joining all five starters. Gortat's 21 paced the field with Nash adding 18 points and 11 assists.
The boys come home for a game Thursday against the Houston Rockets.