The (4/28) Quarterly Report (Q4 and beyond!)

So we open the fourth quarter with not one, but two pretty bogus loose-ball-foul calls against the Suns…and Rudy takes advantage with a big 3 to make it a three point game.

And Barbosa follows it up with a terrible shot attempt.  Chill, Leandro.

Yeah, Webster was behind the line…but Dudley didn’t even foul him!  Can’t they look at that on the replay?  Oh, of course not.  Webster blows the opportunity to tie it up.  The Suns need to get it together right quick.  The Blazers are on an 8-0 run.

I love when guys complain about an out-of-bounds call that goes against them…when the alternative is a loose-ball foul.

The Suns would do well to go back to playing some defense.  Also, why is JRich on the bench?  He’s been The Beast in this game, and the Suns are struggling on offense right now.  Get the man back in there to put the ball in the hole!

Lots of contact being allowed…sometimes.  Sometimes the touch fouls are being called.  That was a really nice shove by LMA before they called the foul for…I don’t know.  What did they call that foul for?

STAT hasn’t played the role of “Intimidator” much this evening.  He’s mostly been a big pile of nothing.  Awesome tonight?  Dragic, Richardson, Hill.  Dragic has been the Nash heir, Richardson has been a scoring machine, and Hill has done everything.  Seriously, that guy is ridiculous.  Remember when he was done for, like, 5 years?

Hearing the faint, occasional whispers of Marv Albert, Jr. and Doug Collins is almost worse than listening to everything they’re saying.

Ok, Nash just came in for Dragic.  I don’t doubt Nash, but I’m just a bit skeptical of this move.  He immediately shouts me down by pulling down a rebound.  Bastard.

Really nice dish from STAT to JRich for the bucket.  That was just good lookin’ all around.

Some really nice defense there from Nash to stay in front of Webster.

Oh, the big deep three from Nash!  That was awesome…and then the nice drive and dish to STAT.  He’s looking slightly less old than he was just a few minutes ago.  He’s good.

Sweet block from Dudley!  Wow, I’m really surprised they didn’t call a foul on Hill there.  He touched Broy.  I didn’t think that was allowed.

Looks like the Suns are about to close this bad boy out.  That was a solid series for both sides; Portland pushed harder than I thought they would, but the Suns played better than I thought they would in their wins.  Shows what I know.

I’ll be back tomorrow with a little wrap-up of the series.  See y’all then!

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