Wednesday, May 31, 2006

The Suns beat the Dallas Mavs 106-86 to tie the series at 2 a piece. With the return of Raja Bell the Suns had a big lift that got them going. Bell helped out with 9 points and hit his first two shots and look great with that calf. Steve Nash got 21 points and 7 assists in 33 minutes. Nash played great and got his team contagious with great ball movement. Boris Diaw got 20 points and 9 boards in 39 minutes. Diaw played hard and is a wonderful player. Leandro Barbosa exploded for 24 points and 4 boards in 34 minutes off the bench. Barbosa showed how comfortable he is off the bench and he was on fire. Josh Howard got 16 points and 9 boards in 38 minutes. Howard was the best on the Mavs last night because Dirk played horrible. Dirk Nowitzki got 11 points and 7 boards in 33 minutes. Dirk was held to 3-13 from the field and maybe the Suns learned how to play defense.