Spurs go for the sweep on Sunday
Wire Reports - Comtex AP
Saturday, April 26, 2008
The San Antonio Spurs are reminding everyone again just how good they are.
These are the defending NBA champions, a team that’s won the title three times in the last five years. Now they can complete an unexpected first-round playoff sweep of the reeling Phoenix Suns with a victory here on Sunday.
“We didn’t expect to be up 3-0, obviously,” the Spurs’ Tim Duncan said. “It’s a great feeling, but we’ve got one more to close these guys out.”
The Suns’ Steve Nash said he was “very surprised, stunned” to be down 3-0.
“It’s a difficult spot to be in,” Nash said. “It’s not one we foresaw.”
Difficult is an understatement. No NBA team has come back from 0-3 to win a series.
Suns Win Game Four 105-86
Sunday, April 27, 2008
There was no San Antonio sweep, not even close. Boris Diaw had 20 points, 10 rebounds and eight assists in one of the best playoff performances of his career, and the Phoenix Suns stayed alive with a 105-86 rout of the Spurs on Sunday.
Raja Bell scored 21 of his 27 points in a dominant first half to help Phoenix bring a one-sided end to the defending NBA champions' nine-game playoff winning streak. The Suns were 11-0 in the regular season when Bell scored at least 20.
Phoenix still trails the first-round series 3-1, with Game 5 on Tuesday night in San Antonio. No NBA team has come back from 0-3 to win a series.