Game 3 was an odd one. The Suns ran a clinic in the first half. Then things got ugly. Not only was the Suns' offense not running on all cylinders, but tension was mounting up. Bayless and Frye had a scuffle. Amare Stoudemire and LaMarcus Aldridge exchanged some words, some techs, and some shoves. Batum gets knocked down and out. Andre Miller trys out for WWF with a double flying knee to Amare's chest. Juwan Howard throws Amare down.
Our team is old. Our young stud is injury prone. The Blazers know they aren't winning this series. Half their team is in street clothes. They were spanked at home after touting the most amazing fans and most raucous arena. They are the epitome of frustration... and they have nothing to lose.
What is to stop them from going out with a bang and taking the fight from the hoop to the fists, shoves, cheap shots, trips, elbows and kicks? They are a knock-down-drag-out team as is, and when you've lost all your basketball weapons, what does a knock-down-drag-out team have left?
While the Suns, in their current form, are damn good at keeping their composure, they still have giant targets on their backs. No one likes getting spanked at home, and when you don't have the firepower to turn it around, (like the Suns did after Game 1) you let your frustrations out on the other team physically.
With the Suns' luck as a franchise, would anyone be surprised to see a wicked collusion, a cheap shot, or a brawl that would not only leave a black eye on the series and possibly a few players, but impact the rest of the playoffs?
Storm cloud is a'brewin, my forecast doesn't call for sunny skies on Saturday, regardless of the score.