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Dragic out vs. Jazz - a GOOD thing?

According to Coro, our Slovenian Sun, the Paper Boy, the weird kid on the basketball team who makes the stud athletes on the floor feel uncomfortably threatened because he plays better than they think he will, might be out against Jazz.

Steve Nash is laboring through back and abdominal pain.  Grant Hill, now our backup PG, generally feels 97 years old on B2Bs, especially after an active front-end game. And on top of all that, we get to play a hot Jazz team on the worst possible stage - TNT.  Sounds like a recipe for failure, huh?

Well maybe, just maybe, having Goran roll his ankle is a GOOD thing.

Why?  Because otherwise the Suns were ripe for a loss tonight.  I went to bed thinking we were in big trouble against the Jazz because our team would still be basking in the glow of blowout on the road against a Clipper team that had just beaten Utah in their prior game.  We beat the team that beat the team that we're playing tonight.  Easy win, right?

But with Goran Dragic hurting, the rest of the team won't be able to ease up.  Similar to the Thunder game, the rest of the team will feel they have to rally around each other to gut this game out.  They know Steve is hurting.  They know Grant will be tight.  And without Goran, every other guy will come in knowing they have a bring their best or the game could get real ugly real fast.

It's no longer just a cursed TNT game.  Its no longer a game they should win. 

Its a test of manhood against a healthy, rested, frustrated Jazz team (due to their Clipper loss).

I can't wait for this game to start.

 

P.S. Hey there!  First time fan poster, long time bystander.  I figured it was time to step into the room and introduce myself. 

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