Game 5. Some say it is the most important game in a 7 game series. Here are my keys to the game:
- Amare Stoudemire needs to stay out of foul trouble - Oh, um...never mind. That shouldn't be a problem.
- Boris Diaw needs to contribute a lot tonight - Oh, wait...uh, never mind on that one. Boris will be at home to watch the game.
- Watch out for the cheap fouls - This one is real. Watch out for the Spurs cheap shots since they now know they really can do anything and get away with it.
- Use the crowd - the Suns can use their home crowd tonight, which should be loud and more fired up than any crowd this entire postseason.
- Play loose, have fun, don't stress - There are going to be guys who get minutes that haven't gotten real minutes all series. They need to play well.
- Stay out of foul trouble - There are 12 less fouls to use on Tim Duncan now that Boris and Amare are out. I imagine we'll be seeing Pat Burke sometime during the evening. His goal should just be to tire Duncan out. Make sure he doesn't get any easy shots and use all 6 of his fouls wisely.
Let me know your thoughts on the game!