Monday , Apr , 21 , 2008 C.Y. Ellis

Shaquille O’Neal: We Beat Ourselves

"We beat ourselves," he said before the Suns’ practice Sunday at the AT&T Center. "We made two crucial mistakes against a veteran, championship team. I mean, those guys played out of their (expletive). Michael Finley, who didn’t shoot well all night, hit a (expletive) shot, and Tim Duncan hit a 3. You can’t make mistakes like that and leave it to chance, especially in this building."

Saturday’s 117-115 double-overtime loss in Game 1 put the Suns in an early hole in this best-of-seven first-round series, but it also convinced them that they can eliminate the defending-champion Spurs, as odd as that seems. [AZCentral]