I've been debating all afternoon whether I should try to add anything to the postgame commentary provided by JSun on last night's home opener debacle. On one hand, I think JSun did an excellent job of summing up how most fans who sat through that 48 minutes of dreck felt about it. On the other hand, after such an awful display of ineptitude by our guys, surely the admin of a blog called Bright Side of the Sun has to say something, right? So, let's see if we can find a silver lining or two here...
- The Suns were playing the second night of a back-to-back after arriving home at 3:30AM the night before.
- Raja Bell is dealing with ankle tendonitis, Boris Diaw is playing on two sprained ankles, Leandro Barbosa is recovering from bruised ribs, and Brian Skinner also had a recent ankle injury. Plus, although nothing has been said about it in the media recently, don't forget that Steve Nash took a knee to the hamstring during the preseason.
- The Lakers played out of their minds in a performance that had "one night wonder" stamped all over it. (Or maybe they're just not as bad as Kobe thinks they are).
- The Mavericks lost to the Hawks. OK, that's not all good news, considering the Suns get Atlanta's pick this year.
- The Suns lost their first game against the Lakers last season too, and then owned them the rest of the way.
- It's only the second game of the season. The Suns now have exactly the same record they had a year ago, and we all know how that ended. (Oh wait, never mind).
Around the Web:
- Steve Nash states the obvious in Paul Coro's latest blog entry: "We've got a lot of work to do".
- Joe Gilmartin says this game was an aberration. Welcome back, Joe! (And for the record, I agree).
- Dan Hilton looks at it by the numbers.
- Tom Ziller of Sactown Royalty has some fun with the coach fight angle, while I suppose, getting me back a little for my friendly jab last week.