Friday, December 02, 2005


Stephen John Nash was selected by the Phoenix Suns 15th overall in the first round of the NBA draft in 1996. No Canadian had ever been drafted so high. Last day, he scored a season-high 31 points, including a career-high seven three-pointers, and helped his team the Phoenix Suns to defeat the already drained out Indiana Pacers 109-91 to post their fourth straight victory. The Suns have the NBA's longest current winning streak, and held an opponent under 100 points for the sixth straight game. Nash, who finished with nine assists and eight rebounds, had a sensational first half, hitting all five of his three-point attempts and scoring 18 points to go with six assists and four rebounds as the Suns built a 61-44 lead. In 2005, Nash became one of the most distinctive players ever to win the NBA MVP award. He is the first Canadian and the second foreign-born player to earn the honor. He is seen as one of the premier Point Guards in the NBA. He is one of the most creative and intelligent players, averaging double digits in assists while maintaining a low turnover rate.

Overall the Suns are still trying to analyze their offensive sets as they are just hoping that .625 ball is enough to keep a decent record until the return of Amare Stoudamire after the All Star break.


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