The Phoenix Suns schedule continues...

Not given much consideration at the start of the season, the surprising Suns are now scheduled to face the defending champion Los Angeles Lakers in the Western Conference Finals in the ongoing 2010 NBA Playoffs.

The Phonenix Suns basketball logo taken from Wikipedia.

Even Coach Phil Jackson of the Lakers is now taking notice of the Suns that he virtually started the scheduled series against Suns by calling Phoenix' Steve Nash ball-handling as palming.

Palming the basketball isn't allowed in the NBA. Coach Jackson practically says that Nash is getting away with this violation as he orchestrate the Suns offense.

The Lakers without a doubt is the overwhelming favorite in this series. The Suns' fast-tempo offense often facilitated by Nash is one of the few weapons the Suns have.

By undermining Nash' way of dribbling the ball, Coach Jackson obviously want to distract Nash's mental preparation and also call the attention of the referees to take a closer look. The Zenmaster is still at the top of his game including psywar. This is the same thing he did on Oklahoma Thunder's Kevin Durant.

Steve Nash articulately responded by calling Coach Poppovic the best coach in the league instead of Jackson who has more championships.

I hope this work on my Suns favor. After all these unfortunate playoff endings, I hope the basketball gods, if there are any, would punish the Lakers and make all the referees call palming more against Kobe Bryant and the Lakers. LOL!!!

Seriously, I see the Lakers advancing to the next round even without Andrew Bynum. All I wish to see are competitive exciting games and not the massacre imposed by the Orlando Magic to the Atlanta Hawks. If the Suns schedule continues up to the NBA finals, I wouldn't mind taking it as my early christmas gift.


Kobe Bryant and the Los Angeles Lakers held for 111 - 110 win over the Utah Jazz and take a commanding 3 - 0 Series lead in the 2010 NBA Playoffs - Western Conference Semifinals.

Actually, I only caught the latter part of the game.

Kobe Bryant practically won it for his team, hitting a clutch 3 and two free throws to put the Lakers up by 3. In the next play, Derek Fisher fouled Deron Williams who sank his two free throws with less than 5 secs left.

In the next Lakers' possession, Artest and Fisher miscued on the inbounds play to give the ball back to Utah. The Jazz had a chance to win it but Williams missed on a long jumpshot and Wes Matthews tip did not convert, allowing the Lakers to escape.

Had the Lakers lost, Ron Artest would probably be the goat. He botched a clutch corner three, threw the ball away and failed to defend Williams well.