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Shaq is back as Suns topple Spurs

by james on March 10th, 2008

NBA Obsessed takes you into the hit and run game of NBA Basketball.

Shaq and Nash discuss defense

Steve Nash was hot with 19 points and 14 assists and the Shaq is back.

In the Wild Wild West, sometimes it is the short guy and sometimes it is the tall guy.

Today it was both.

Phoenix 94, San Antonio 87

This is the reason the Suns traded the Matrix for Shaq. Sooner or later you face Tim Duncan. What are you going to do?

Oh, they did not stop Tim. He got his points and rebounds, but he had to work for them and a lot of others were stopped.

Three days past his 36th birthday, in his 10th game with Phoenix, O’Neal scored 14 points and grabbed 16 rebounds to help the Suns beat their nemesis, the San Antonio Spurs, 94-87 on Sunday. source

At one point, Shaq was seen flying into the first row of seats to retrieve a loose ball. He scooped it back to the wrong team, but the effort was noticed.

Countless times in the game a Spur would go inside only to meet the Shaq. It usually ended up in Shaq’s favor. This is the defense on the interior that the Sun’s were seeking.

“There’s a lot of teams with size in the West,” Steve Nash said. “We added size … a guy with championship experience. One win isn’t going to say we’re a finished product, but we’re on our way, I think, to improving and getting to a place where we’re going to feel confident once the playoffs come around.”

NBA Basketball Shaquille O’Neal factoid - O’Neal’s two blocked shots made him the third player in NBA history to have 26,000 points, 11,500 rebounds and 2,500 blocks. The others are Kareem-Abdul Jabaar and Hakeem Olajuwon.

The big fell ended the game with 16 rebounds and 14 points, but more than that the Suns for the first time in a long time had an inside defensive presence that is needed in the playoffs.

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