It's hard to avoid noticing that while Avery Johnson got slammed for deciding to go small in order to match up against Golden State, Mike D'Antoni's now being hailed for deciding to go big in order to match up against San Antonio. The difference, obviously, is that Dallas lost game one against the Warriors and Phoenix won game two against the Spurs. Still, it's clear that sports punditdom doesn't have much of a consistent line on this changing up question.

The loss aside, the Spurs basically accomplished what they needed to accomplish on the road. The Suns are very good, but San Antonio's a better team. Phoenix's home court advantage, to me, threw the outcome into doubt, but having split on the road San Antonio now has the upper hand.