Now that the NBA and Stu Jackson have made it clear that it's perfectly legitimate to go after a star player in order to get his teammates to hop off the bench and get suspended, the question is what will the Suns do tonight?
While the Suns have always been known as a finesse team, tonight may be the night they finally make their move to stamping that notion out. The Spurs might also want to be on the lookout for any Suns players that come into the game who aren't in the regular rotation. That means if you see Pat Burke on the floor, or Jalen Rose, the fun's probably about to begin.
Although as an NBA fan I don't want to see anyone get hurt, it wouldn't surprise me if Phoenix decides to "deliver a message" in this game if they're losing badly. And I can't really blame them. If the Spurs were able to get Amare and Diaw suspended when Horry took out Nash, why not have a Suns player kick Bowen repeatedly in the crotch while Duncan's on the bench.
Either way, the rest of this series is going to be real interesting to watch. And in case anyone was wondering, yes, the Spurs have officially reached "dirtiest team in the NBA" status.