In case any of you didn't catch the Suns/Pacers game, the Suns were once again obliterated on another buzzer beating 3, delivered by none other than Danny Granger. Now, I find this loss a bit more puzzling than the coaled-blooded Spurs delivery, where that was clearly a blown defensive assignment.
In case you missed it, here's basically how it went down: 30-something seconds left on the clock. Nash drives in, doesn't find anything, retreats back out to close to the arc. Passes to Amaré. Amaré clanks the 18 footer with the shot clock running down. Richardson gets the offensive rebound. Somewhere around 6 or 7 seconds left in the game. Richardson pump fakes, moves around the defender, and puts up a 15 (or so) footer. He misses. Indiana comes down with the rebound, with .9 seconds left on the game clock. Timeout called. After the timeout, Indiana inbounds the ball to Granger, who hits the game winning catch-and-shoot 3 pointer.
Now...while I don't blame any one person for that shot (i.e. Richardson in the Mason debacle), I know I can't see everything. Maybe I was blinded by rage that we lost another one in the final second. Maybe I just didn't want to think about it. Nevertheless, there is strength in having such a devoted Suns nation out there all in one place.
So, let's take a look at it. I've enclosed a poll, giving a few suggestions, and I would like to see what you all think is the cause for not only this, but many of the other close Suns losses...Lord knows there's been more than just a few.
I want to hear what you have to say.