It appeared that the Suns were going to run the Warriors out of the building. Then, like a kid who got too many toys on Christmas morning, the players got bored toying with the Warriors and disaster nearly struck. After having that 25 point lead, the Suns stopped playing, couldn't hit any 3-point shots (Raja Bell missed 7 shots in a row) and were actually down by six points before pulling out the win.
Boris Diaw had a triple-double! He's officially back! All the starters contributed with Amare Stoudemire having 25 points and 10 rebounds, Shawn Marion with 14 points and 10 rebounds, Steve Nash with 16 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists and Raja Bell with 11 points and 5 rebounds. Leandro Barbosa had a very poor shooting game but I expect he'll pick that up in tonight's game.
Here's the thing I want to talk about:
Yes, the Suns shouldn't have given up that type of lead. Yes, it gives a lot of stress to the fans. But I think the Suns fans that are coming to the game now are just a little spoiled. But after winning twelve games in a row, the fans actually booed the Suns when they gave up the lead.
My theory is that it was the fair-weather fans (see my first post under "Things I Hate Most") that don't know any better and just expect that their basketball team win. Why do they think that? Because the only time they watch the games is when the Suns are winning. I'm glad I wasn't at the game. I think I may have had some words with some of those "fans" that were booing. If you were one of them, you should be ashamed of yourself.
The important thing is that the Suns won. They've won 13 games in a row. They have the third best record in the league. And they play the Sacramento Kings tonight to try and make it 14 in a row.