Originally Posted by IGGYIVERSON
if Kobe and the 06 Lakers (a first round exit team that ran the triangle) were able to slow down the Suns like they did, just imagine what a legendary championship team would do that plays the same style.
well in the suns defense, they are far deeper this year than last year's playoff team. Last year's playoff Suns only ran with 7 guys! They had no center or power forward, they ran with three Small Forwards (Tim Thomas, Boris, Marion) and two guards at all times. This year's Suns team has the same lineup as last year's playoff team (minus Thomas) but with the addition of Stoudemire and Kurt Thomas.
Point is the Suns were slowed down because Phil Jackson exposed their lack of size last year, give the Suns Amare and Kurt Thomas last year during the playoffs, and that series doesn't go 7. Suns woulda took it in 5 or 6.