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That'll Be All, Suns

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If you love fast-paced, up-and-down, uptempo basketball, I hope you have a DVR ... because if you're craving anything of that ilk, you might have to watch the conference finals at about 4 times the normal speed.


San Antonio finished off the Suns last night, and were rather convincing about it. The big question, of course, is this: Did the suspensions of Boris Diaw and Amare Stoudamire make the difference in the series?

I'm not sure, but here's what we do know: It was over in 6. The Suns lost Game 1 at home. The closeout game was a convincing Spurs victory. And the Suns lost by fewer points without Diaw and Stoudemire in Game 5 than they did in Game 6 with them. Still, it's impossible to know such things. I imagine that Suns fans have a different take on it.


Oh, and Cleveland won their series, too. The Cavs MVPs were LeBron with 23 points, 8 assists, and 8 rebounds, Donyell Marshall with 6 3-pointers off the bench, and Vince Carter with 11.

Perhaps conveniently for the NBA, there's very little turnaround time between this series and San Antonio's next series, the Western Conference Finals against Utah. That gets underway on Sunday at 3:30, with Detroit vs. Cleveland set for Monday night.

(AP Photo/Eric Gay)

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