It should have been a blowout. In fact, it WAS a blowout. The Suns had a 25 point lead with about 9 minutes left in the game. All the scrubs were in. And then disaster struck. The Miami Heat went on a 22-2 run and got within 5 points. Then Steve Nash hit a three-point shot and the game was finished.
Someone e-mailed me the other day and asked why Mike D'Antoni doesn't use his bench more. This is why. Anytime the bench comes in, even if the game seems like it is in the bag, they find a way to let the lead slip away.
This bench thing is going to cause problems down the road, I'm sure. But for now I am going to enjoy the 12th win in a row (the 2nd longest streak in franchise history) and the fact that if the Lakers lose tonight the Suns will be in first place in the division.
Nice little flip pass from Steve