Victoria Steve says he is no Broadway Joe.
But Steve Nash also is no ordinary Joe.
He is the Suns' savvy psychologist who vacillates between motivational pessimism and guarded optimism. For him to boldly call a Suns Game 6 win two days out and stand by it a day later is an indicator of a team that feels elimination is a lot farther away than Saturday night's four quarters.
The Lakers lead the Suns 3-2 in a conference finals series that has no road wins. The Lakers get their crack at one and an NBA Finals spot Saturday night with Game 6 at US Airways Center, where an orange inferno of fans can wonder if it is watching an Amar'e Stoudemire farewell.