You would think I'd be furious with the fact that Steve Nash hurt himself last night and will probably miss the game I've been looking forward to attending for weeks. While it certainly caused a bit of harsh language, immediately I noticed the silver lining. This means that the starting point guard tonight for the Suns will be another Lochi favorite, noted Pirate of the Caribbean, Barbosa. Sure he might be a little prone to mutiny, but he's a hell of a basketball player and a joy to watch. He might be the fastest player in the NBA and I love the way he attacks relentlessly. In the 33 minutes he played last night against the McNuggets he poured in 20 points, 5 boards, 4 assists to only one turnover. Needless to say, I'm still giddy even though Nash will likely be out.
The other silver lining is obviously this gives the Blazers a glimmer of hope. They've played surprisingly well against the better teams in the league this year, especially at home, and even gave the mighty Suns a bit of a scare on the road a few weeks ago. A full review will follow, probably tomorrow, in the meantime I believe The Other Guy has something exciting planned for later today as well.