Ah, the Suns. So wonderfully hilarious. Just when you’re ready to give up on them, they pick themselves up, slap you in the face and say “SEE, WE CAN WIN SOMETIMES, IT’S NOT A TANK JOB YET!”
So, here we go, the game grades for the Valley thriller
Steve Nash: A+
Steve wasn’t normal Steve tonight, as he didn’t dish a lot. But he did shoot a lot, and make. The only knock on him was delivered by Marc Gasol on his thigh, making him questionable against Dallas.
Jared Dudley: A
Rarely do you see anyone but Marcin Gortat in the second spot of the game grades, but Saturday Night, lo and behold, someone stepped up. Not only has Jared been a pest on D, but he also took over on O, and made some clutch free throws. And for those who say it’s easy, just ask Sunday night-missers Derrick Rose and LeBron James how easy it really is.
Marcin Gortat: B+
Marcin may have missed some shots. Actually, nearly two thirds of them, but he also managed to contain Marc Gasol when he was on the floor and grabbed a ton of rebounds on both sides. He’s really looking for that elusive 20 board game.
Grant Hill: B+
Grant seems to be out of his senile slump which gives us all good reason to cheer. Another reason to cheer was a made three pointer (a week ago he only had one on the season) and a big block on Rudy Gay. Keep it up, old man!
Markieff Morris: C+
Except for a quick stint of hustle goodness, Morris has been mediocre. Hopefully he can pick it up sooner than later. Still, 10 points, 9 rebounds isn’t a bad line to have.
Josh Childress: C
Josh may not have made an impact on the box score, but believe me, he made an impact on the floor. He played good D, hustled and provided some much needed energy to the Suns.
Hakim Warrick: C
Warrick scored 8 pretty important points and played in the clutch. His defence though… MY EYES
Ronnie Price: C-
In short, Ronnie did, what Ronnie does. Defended and hit a tech.
Sebastian Telfair: D
0-4 with one assist and one steal. Two turnovers too, and not much effort. Still better than Shannon Brown, though.
Michael Redd: D-
He hit 2 free throws. That’s about it. Ugh.
Channing Frye: F
Is there a way to get rid of him, like, right now?
Alvin Gentry: A+
The A+ goes in for benching Robin and Shannon. Finally someone listened to me.