Previous Week’s Games
04/08/2011 Hornets 109, SUNS 97
04/10/2011 Mavericks 115, SUNS 90
04/11/2011 SUNS 135, Timberwolves 127
04/13/2011 SUNS 106, Spurs 103
This is it. The 2010-2011 Phoenix Suns’ season has come to an end. However, one of the most disappointing seasons in recent memory did end on a good note. On Wednesday April 13, the Phoenix Suns beat the hated San Antonio Spurs in the season finale, shutting down the Spurs chance at the best record in the NBA and home court throughout the playoffs.
The Suns came out and played arguably one of their best games of the season. They had their highest scoring first quarter of the year, dropping 43 on the San Antonio D. They played virtually mistake free as they tied a season low in turnovers with 6, going turnover free until about midway through the third quarter.
Robin Lopez had his best game since a February road game in Utah. Marcin Gortat continued to lay down the hammer. Jared Dudley looked like a more than capable starting 2. Channing Frye spread the floor and battled on the boards. Steve Nash and Grant Hill were Steve Nash and Grant Hill. Planet Orange was rocking with 18,000 plus that came out to watch a losing team end their year.
It was certainly a good high to end the season on. As head coach Alvin Gentry said after the game, 40-42 does sound a whole lot better than 39-43, so this win was important.
Now it’s time to start focusing on next year. The Phoenix Suns undoubtedly have a lot of question marks and areas that need fixing. A go-to scorer at the shooting guard position and a rebounding, defensive-minded power forward quickly come to mind.
One position that appears to be set and will surely have fans in Phoenix happy is the starting point guard. Despite many rumors coming outside of Phoenix, Steve Nash seems set on remaining a Sun.
“I want to be a [Phoenix] Sun … I don‘t really feel like playing with anyone else,” Nash told KTAR Wednesday morning.
Regardless of what happens with Nash, this summer is going to be an interesting one for the Phoenix Suns.