Game Day: Jazz (2-1) @ Suns (2-1), Mon 10/28/19

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Game Day: Jazz (2-1) @ Suns (2-1), Mon 10/28/19

Post by Superbone » Sun Oct 27, 2019 4:34 pm

Time: 7:00 pm AZ (7:00 pm PT/10:00 pm ET)
Place: Talking Stick Resort Arena, Phoenix, AZ
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The Jazz have had a nice start as well and similarly pounded on the Kings. Ricky Rubio is ready to go and get revenge on his former team. It's amazing that I now feel like we have a chance in any game after our surprising start.

Go Suns!!!

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Post by Superbone » Sun Oct 27, 2019 5:58 pm

Kaminsky, a 7-footer signed in the offseason to add veteran depth, has 37 points and 19 rebounds off the bench in the two games Ayton has missed.

"From Day 1, coach has talked about setting the tone on the defensive end," Kaminsky said of first-year coach Monty Williams. "All three games, we've really set the tone the first half, that we're here to play defense. Nothing is going to come easy."

Williams also has stressed a "no-stick" offense, in which players should pass, dribble or shoot in five-tenths of a second. They were averaging a league-high 29.3 assists per game entering Sunday, led by veteran Ricky Rubio (10.0) and Booker (8.3).

"We're resilient," said Suns forward Kelly Oubre Jr., who has scored at least 20 points in all three games. "We're together. We're ambitious and hungry. We have to keep it that way."

Mitchell is averaging 23.7 points and 6.0 rebounds per game and is shooting 58.7 percent from the field.

The Jazz won all four games against Phoenix last season by an average score of 118.3-93.5, and they have won 14 of the last 15 meetings.
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Re: Game Day: Jazz (2-1) @ Suns (2-1), Mon 10/28/19

Post by ShelC » Sun Oct 27, 2019 7:09 pm

We've had some good to great individual defenders over the years, but this is some next level team defense we're playing. I can't remember a Suns team playing defense this well, this hard. And it's not just 1 or 2 good defenders holding down the fort or specialty guys to cover for weaknesses. This is like prime Spurs, Heat, Celtics type of defense right now.

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Post by BookTheGoat » Sun Oct 27, 2019 7:28 pm

Suns win 115-111

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Post by The Bobster » Sun Oct 27, 2019 8:44 pm

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We've had some good to great individual defenders over the years, but this is some next level team defense we're playing. I can't remember a Suns team playing defense this well, this hard. And it's not just 1 or 2 good defenders holding down the fort or specialty guys to cover for weaknesses. This is like prime Spurs, Heat, Celtics type of defense right now.
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Post by Mori Chu » Sun Oct 27, 2019 9:50 pm

Rubio is playing? That has been confirmed?

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Post by Superbone » Sun Oct 27, 2019 10:47 pm

Marty [Mori Chu] wrote:
Sun Oct 27, 2019 9:50 pm
Rubio is playing? That has been confirmed?
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Post by Democritus » Sun Oct 27, 2019 11:02 pm

No way Ricky misses this game. Revenge time for him.
By the way I don't feel good about this game but we will see what's going to happen.
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Re: Game Day: Jazz (2-1) @ Suns (2-1), Mon 10/28/19

Post by Superbone » Mon Oct 28, 2019 12:22 am

Democritus wrote:
Sun Oct 27, 2019 11:02 pm
No way Ricky misses this game. Revenge time for him.
By the way I don't feel good about this game but we will see what's going to happen.
Why not? I don’t see this team taking anybody lightly. But I agree the Jazz are tough. It will be interesting to see how we deal with Gobert. It would be fantastic to start 3-1 but 2-2 would be better than most had hoped for.
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Re: Game Day: Jazz (2-1) @ Suns (2-1), Mon 10/28/19

Post by Danimal » Mon Oct 28, 2019 1:17 am

The jazz had a lot of rough patches against the Lakers offensively. I wouldn’t put it down to great laker defense either. They added a few more offensive players this year but it felt quite similar to watching them Last year despite having Conley now also.

Comely and gobert typically do well against the suns. Hope Rubio can add some intel on how best to limit Gobert.

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Re: Game Day: Jazz (2-1) @ Suns (2-1), Mon 10/28/19

Post by Mori Chu » Mon Oct 28, 2019 8:40 am

Danimal wrote:
Mon Oct 28, 2019 1:17 am
The jazz had a lot of rough patches against the Lakers offensively. I wouldn’t put it down to great laker defense either. They added a few more offensive players this year but it felt quite similar to watching them Last year despite having Conley now also.

Comely and gobert typically do well against the suns. Hope Rubio can add some intel on how best to limit Gobert.
I heard that the Lakers defense has been pretty good so far, so maybe that makes sense. How has Conley been playing for them so far? Basketball Reference says he's averaging 10 points and 5 assists along with only 23.7 FG% (!).

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Re: Game Day: Jazz (2-1) @ Suns (2-1), Mon 10/28/19

Post by Split T » Mon Oct 28, 2019 8:43 am

He went 1-16 on opening night, so that’s skewing his numbers a bit

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Post by Wally_West » Mon Oct 28, 2019 7:15 pm

Mike Conely’s hair is dumb

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Post by Cap » Mon Oct 28, 2019 7:17 pm

Rough start. Wish we could go inside to Ayton for some easy scores to get us going.
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Post by Wally_West » Mon Oct 28, 2019 7:21 pm

I feel like Bogdanović is gonna murder is us tonight.

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Post by Flagrant Fowl » Mon Oct 28, 2019 7:21 pm

Booker struggling to get his shot. Gobert is a pain in the ass on defense.
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Post by Wally_West » Mon Oct 28, 2019 7:28 pm

Quinn Synder looks like Wormtongue.
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Post by The Bobster » Mon Oct 28, 2019 7:33 pm

Way too many fouls.
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Post by ShelC » Mon Oct 28, 2019 7:36 pm

Opening to the game was choppy because of the refs. Dario picked up 2 quick fouls so Frank's been in most of the 1st and playing well. Jazz are playing really good defense, making it tough for guys to get anything going or get to their spots. Booker's started warming up by getting the midrange game going, now all of the subs are in to close out the 1st.

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Post by Flagrant Fowl » Mon Oct 28, 2019 7:39 pm

Refs giving a lot of whistles in Utah's favor.
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