Nobody played well, that’s the truth. The league leader in FG% settled at 30% from the field, Steve Nash played atrocious basketball, Grant Hill turned into a blackhole and the bench fielded a frontcourt that prompted John Hollinger to tweet this:
And it was true. The Suns were getting consistently burned inside, and Marcin Gortat couldn’t help much on D when on the court either, courtesy of Channing Frye’s “Oh, it’s a ball. Let’s just let it fall in without a hitch and whine later.”
The Suns lost by 39 points, Steve Nash was benched halfway to the third to live to fight another day, and there are no words that can describe how terrible this game was as a whole. The whole game was summarized with Bassy Telfair getting ejected for his second technical foul with seven seconds left. The funny thing is that I half expected Bassy to get ejected after he got his first tech.
Perhaps it’s time for Steve to reconsider his loyalty. And this comes from a guy that was understanding of his decision to stay.
I said no grades in the title, and I will keep that. If I did however give out grades, everyone would get an A. An A for “Absolutely No Effort Whatsoever”