Suns set right pace against Lakers in win

New York

I felt compelled to restart my computer late last night after watching the Suns liquidate the Lakers, 122-113, and listening to LA’s post-game show.

James Worthy, the regular studio analyst who offers very deliberate commentary, had a few decent opinions. Usually his partner is Robert Horry, low key and consistently candid. This time it was Derek Fisher, whose insights were, in a word, wonderful.

As best I can remember (I wasn’t taking notes), he said, “You could tell right from the start that the Suns wanted this game more than the Lakers. I’m not saying the Lakers didn’t want it. The Suns just wanted it more. They were coming off a beat down by Houston and already had lost twice to the Lakers.”

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