May 15, 2007

Suspensions?

After Robert Horry bodychecked Steve Nash into the scorers table last night, Amare Stoudemire and Boris Diaw stepped onto the court as if to defend their teammate. This much is not in dispute. NBA rules mandate a minimum 1 game suspension for leaving the bench to get involved in any sort of dispute. Diaw and Stoudemire are two of the Suns best players, and to lose them for game five would all but guarantee a win for San Antonio. While we wait to get an official ruling from the NBA, I'm going to say that I doubt they will suspend these start players before a pivotal playoff game. I'm not sure what the rationalization will be, but I just don't see it happening. I could be wrong, but we'll just have to see.

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