What's up fans of Air Alamo and Pounding the Rock. I am back with another simulation for you. This one pits the San Antonio Spurs against the Phoenix Suns in their match-up tonight on the road in hot Phoenix.
On the year we are 1-0 in doing these sims. On the year the Spurs are 2-1, Phoenix 1-2. Let's hope this brings us another 'W' to good ole San Antonio.
After the jump, the outcome.
The Phoenix Suns are known for their up tempo style as well as their savy point guard Steve Nash. Nash would lead his troops to a 114 to 95 win over the San Antonio Spurs in this simulation.
The Suns point guard was 8 of 17 from the floor for 18 points and also dropping 10 helpers to his teammates. Jason Richardson led the charge with 23 points and a much needed boost by Josh Childress off the bench for 22.
San Antonio started the game as they said they needed to do, strong. Though they would take a two point lead into the second the Suns offense quickly took that away. The lack of defense by San Antonio led the Suns to 36 points in the quarter and a 60 to 50 lead at the half.
Second half was much of the same as the second quarter was for Phoenix. San Antonio starters were simply on fire as four out of the five were in double figures. Manu Ginobili led the way with 24 on 7 of 16 shooting from the floor and 4 of 7 from beyond the arc. Tony Parker did his best to match his counter part Nash going for 23 points, 7 assists and 5 rebounds. Tim Duncan finished with another double-double 16 points and 11 rebounds. Richard Jefferson dropped in 16 also.
What was the rough spot for the Spurs was the lack of play from their bench. The Suns, I meant, Childress outscored the Spurs bench by himself. Spurs managed to scrape up 12 points, as stated Childress, 22 all to himself. As a team the Suns got 49 points from their bench.
This team has a lot of fire power and they showed it in this game. Suns shot 42% from the floor while the Spurs managed to shoot better at 47%.