‘We had an off night’ is just not good enough — my thoughts on Monty, CP and Book

It’s been three days, and I still can’t get over the utter lack of emotion displayed by the Phoenix Suns coach and All-Star players in the postgame presser minutes after the embarrassing Game 7 loss to the Dallas Mavericks.

To give them the benefit of the doubt, let’s chalk it up to shock. When a human being goes into shock, their emotions are tamped down as the body tries to simply navigate through the muck of the situation at hand.

Shock is the kindest way to describe a presser where the coach said ‘off night’ four different times, the All-Star point guard said ‘sh-t happens’ and only once said ‘I think’ it was his responsibility to have played better, and the All-Star shooting guard said he was just trying to make the right plays while not making a shot until his team was already down 40 points.

A season which saw the Suns break several franchise regular season records, including total wins (64), road wins (32) and longest winning streak (18) among others, ended with them setting a league record for worst home loss in a Game 7 since Game 7s were invented more than half a century ago.

“I just told them how bad I hurt for them,” Phoenix Suns head coach Monty Williams says of his postgame comments to the team. “I know they didn’t want to play that way. We basically played the worst game of the…

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