Saturday, March 08, 2008

Jazz Burned Out the Suns

I miss writing here! I miss writing about basketball and it's like i've been away from home for a long time. Okay so here is the news, the San Antonio Spurs lost to the Denver Nuggets, 109-96. AI topped the Nuggets in scoring with 29 points and 9 assists. Carmelo Anthony helped out by adding 25 points. For the Spurs, it was Manu Ginobili that rolled the ball a lot with 24 points and Tim Duncan adding 23 points. Pop sure haven't made up his mind yet about the right rotation for his team. The Spurs are now 43-18 while the Nuggets, with 6 games behind the top teams, are 37-24. "What I like about San Antonio is I think we like playing them," said coach Karl of the Nuggets.

But what's shocking for me when I was checking today's games was the loss of the Phoenix Suns to the Utah Jazz. The Jazz win over the distressed Suns, 126-118. Honestly, the Suns' bench is too shallow. They need depth, more of it. And their D? It's not good. Okay, Shaquille O'neal can block, but can he get more rebounds for his new team? It's one of the reasons why he was acquired by the Suns, right? Oh. I miss Shawn Marion, such a big loss to the Suns. I'll move to the boxscores. The Jazz Big Three [??] Carlos Boozer, Deron Williams, & Mehmet Okur? [big question mark] each had 25 points. Andrei Kirilenko still out because of the injury acquired during the previous Jazz-Mavericks game. To the side of the Suns, well, Amare Stoudemire was blazing hot with 37 points and O'neal adding 20 points. But the Suns were short and could not contain the 41 points from the Jazz during the 4th quarter. The Suns [40-22] now have lost 2 straight games, putting them 4 games behind the LA Lakers. And the Jazz? Well, they're 41-22, 3 games behind.

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