Andrew Bynum’s been playing well, but there’s no reason I can see that Kwame should be out this long. He has no fouls and started off being aggressive. He’s sitting on the bench and doesn’t look hurt. Not sure what’s going on, but he’s only played 8 minutes so far and we’re more than halfway through the second quarter.
Yet another thing I didn’t think I’d see. But the Lakers are dictating the pace of this game. So far, they’ve forced Phoenix into some strange lineups. Kurt Thomas, James Jones and Boris Diaw have seen a lot of PT, which is unusual this early. Phoenix is at its best when it goes small with Nash, Bell, Barbosa, Marion and Stoudemire. The Lakers are forcing them to go big, which slows them down.
Steve Nash just came out for a blow at the end of the first quarter and the Lakers adjusted by going big. Briand cook, Andrew Bynum and Mo Evans are in the game, forcing the Suns to go with Boris Diaw and James Jones
Phil Jackson had to do something to try and slow Steve Nash did. Nash had been blowing by Jordan Farmar and gasily getting to the basket. Looks like Smush is going to get a crack at trying to stay in front of him. If he can’t do it, Shammond Williams won’t be far behind