It might’ve came in the first quarter, but the Suns did have a monumental collapse. A valiant comeback effort couldn’t cancel it out either. Who was good, who was bad? Well, it was a tale of two halves, but let me tell you, one guy really stood out.
Marcin Gortat: A+
His fourth 20+ point game in a row, another 21/15 game. Gortat was rolling. Too bad he only got the ball in the second half, because he could’ve done this all day against the non-imposing Warrior D.
Channing Frye: A-
Frye put the Suns in a hole with his bad shooting, and then he clawed them out. The problem? He still missed a lot of heat checks and didn’t play any defence. I’m going to give him credit, but with a bit of a sour face.
Grant Hill: B+
Grant was consistently good, and although he couldn’t really keep up with Monta quite like last time, he did play extremely well on offence, making plays for others and scoring. That’s the Grant we know and love.
Jared Dudley: B
Jared just couldn’t by a three, but he scored in double figures and hustled. Good enough for me.
Steve Nash: B-
Steve? A B-? Has Koscielak gone mad? No, Steve had a genuinely passive game. He was evidently tired and looking forward to the three days of rest before the All-Star game. 8 points on 4 shots is good, but 9 assists and 5 turnovers, not really, no.
Michael Redd: C+
Redd decided to stop hitting shots and start being a playmaker. I don’t mind it, given that he had the only bench assists.
Robin Lopez: C+
He made a few pretty big buckets off the bench. Built some momentum, and fortunately enough, didn’t build enough trust to be reinserted into the game.
Shannon Brown: Meh.
Shannon Brown scored 8 points on 7 shots, so basically, he had an average scoring-only night. That’s why I’ll give him a new grade invented especially for him, the Meh.
Markieff Morris, Bassy Telfair: F
Morris had 2 points, Telfair had 5. Telfair didn’t even have an assist. Why isn’t Ronnie Price on the floor again?