Spurs supernova Suns, 113-110

By FanSided Staff

This didn't happen Sunday.

When they first broke into the league I admit I used to confuse Jason Richardson and Richard Jefferson.  Not because they looked the same, but over time, I figured out a way to correctly identify the two.  Why do I bring this up?  Because, yesterday, both were crucial players in the Spurs/Suns battle.  Jefferson played one of his best games as a Spur, slashing to the hoop and hitting 3 pointers.  Meanwhile, Richardson had an easy opportunity to tie the game, but missed an uncontested dunk with 41.8 seconds left.

Despite Amar’e Stoudamire scoring 41 points, the Suns had a 5 game winning streak snapped.

The Spurs had 5 players score in double figures, led by Tim Duncan and Manu Ginobli with 21.  Antonio McDyess added 12 points, 9 rebounds and 1 hyperextended knee.  McDyess went down in the 2nd half and had to be helped off the court, but would return.

Player of the Game:  Amar’e Stoudamire, 41 points

I don’t normally give these out to the losing team, but Stoudamire kept the Suns in it offensively.  With the way he was scoring, you would have thought it was the playoffs.  I still think the NBA should go after him for wearing performance enhancing glasses.

Matthew Svoboda Award for play that resembles his:  Steve Nash at the end of the game.

It’s my award so this time it’s going to a play.  At the end of the game, it looked like Phoenix would have one last desperation heave to tie it.  However, Phoenix guard Steve Nash made a critical gaff of passing the ball instead of shooting it.  While the next shot was good, it was 1) only a 2-pointer and 2) after the final horn.

Thought to leave you with:  Is it just me or does ABC use the same footage of the Riverwalk for every single Spurs broadcast that they do?