Game Day: Clippers (38-19) @ Suns (24-34), Wed 2/26/20

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Re: Game Day: Clippers (38-19) @ Suns (24-34), Wed 2/26/20

Post by specialsauce » Wed Feb 26, 2020 9:13 pm

The refs gave this game to the Clippers. Bullshit call after bullshit call. Man this is bad.

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Re: Game Day: Clippers (38-19) @ Suns (24-34), Wed 2/26/20

Post by ShelC » Wed Feb 26, 2020 9:13 pm

If we could've hit just two more 3s tonight it'd be a different game.

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Post by Mori Chu » Wed Feb 26, 2020 9:17 pm

That Morris 3 pretty much seals the deal. Wish Book had been able to give us more. Rough night for him.

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Post by Mori Chu » Wed Feb 26, 2020 9:20 pm

Ayton and Rubio both had very solid games. And I'll give credit to Book for passing the ball when his shot wasn't falling (9 assists). Kawhi has such crazy length and hands; he disrupts the ball so much and gets steals and turnovers all the time out of nowhere.

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Post by Split T » Wed Feb 26, 2020 9:20 pm

A loss, but I’m ok with it. No Oubre, Booker has a terrible shooting game and we kept it close against a fully healthy clippers team. If we hit some 3’s, we could have stolen this game.
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Post by ShelC » Wed Feb 26, 2020 9:24 pm

We've really had a ton chances to win this game and couldn't take advantage.

Thought Ayton was underutilized and I think he played the entire 4th, totaling 36 minutes. Baynes only saw 11 minutes and thought he was playing well enough, not sure why he didn't see more minutes. He was a good matchup for Harrell too. DA was gassed by the end of the game.

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Re: Game Day: Clippers (38-19) @ Suns (24-34), Wed 2/26/20

Post by virtual9mm » Wed Feb 26, 2020 9:44 pm

At least we're at a point where a 25-17-3 game for Ayton's considered meh

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Post by SunsRIt » Wed Feb 26, 2020 9:45 pm

specialsauce wrote:
Wed Feb 26, 2020 8:50 pm
Worst officiated game I’ve seen in years
I didn’t think it was possible to be worse than the Jazz game. I didn’t watch tonight’s game. It was seriously worse?

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Post by djy2j » Wed Feb 26, 2020 9:49 pm

A team that cannot shoot threes assembled by a GM who was literally only good at that one thing as a player. Can’t make this shit up.
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Post by In2ition » Wed Feb 26, 2020 10:15 pm

SunsRIt wrote:
Wed Feb 26, 2020 9:45 pm
specialsauce wrote:
Wed Feb 26, 2020 8:50 pm
Worst officiated game I’ve seen in years
I didn’t think it was possible to be worse than the Jazz game. I didn’t watch tonight’s game. It was seriously worse?
The Jazz game was bad for one half, but this was definitely worse in both halfs, imo.
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Re: Game Day: Clippers (38-19) @ Suns (24-34), Wed 2/26/20

Post by specialsauce » Wed Feb 26, 2020 10:32 pm

In2ition wrote:
Wed Feb 26, 2020 10:15 pm
SunsRIt wrote:
Wed Feb 26, 2020 9:45 pm
specialsauce wrote:
Wed Feb 26, 2020 8:50 pm
Worst officiated game I’ve seen in years
I didn’t think it was possible to be worse than the Jazz game. I didn’t watch tonight’s game. It was seriously worse?
The Jazz game was bad for one half, but this was definitely worse in both halfs, imo.
It was worse to me than the Jazz game too

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Post by LazarusLong » Wed Feb 26, 2020 10:48 pm

Went to the game. Crowd was really on the refs, for good reason.
A couple of the guys behind me were calling the female ref "Gidget" (Sally Field movie character from yesteryear).
Refs missed a backcourt call (!).

Clippers play a very aggressive, phuysical defense, and get away with it.
Obviously bothered Booker, who looked out of sync.

It's amazing how easily Ayton put up 25 and 17.
His defense is also improving, and not just blocks, either.

Booker and Saric make 40% of their shots, the Suns would have won ....
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Post by Superbone » Wed Feb 26, 2020 11:20 pm

Split T wrote:
Wed Feb 26, 2020 9:20 pm
A loss, but I’m ok with it. No Oubre, Booker has a terrible shooting game and we kept it close against a fully healthy clippers team. If we hit some 3’s, we could have stolen this game.
This is where I’m at. I’m at peace with it. We were never out of it. Didn’t have a good shooting night.
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Post by Mori Chu » Thu Feb 27, 2020 1:20 am

virtual9mm wrote:
Wed Feb 26, 2020 9:44 pm
At least we're at a point where a 25-17-3 game for Ayton's considered meh
He has had incredible stats for the recent run of games. It's very encouraging.

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Re: Game Day: Clippers (38-19) @ Suns (24-34), Wed 2/26/20

Post by Shabazz » Thu Feb 27, 2020 1:45 am

I was happy with how we played this game. Like others have said, shots just weren’t falling.

One thing I’ve noticed lately is that Booker has been consistently awful in 4th quarters. That used to be his time to shine.

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Post by O_Gardino » Thu Feb 27, 2020 9:02 am

Great first 8 minutes, and the rest of the way they fought but just couldn't hit enough 3s or find enough ways to get to the line.

The next step for Ayton is to draw fouls. I thought Cam rushed all his shots in the second half. One morning, he's going to walk into he gym and realize he's the best shooter on the team. He can take his time, he can set his balance, he can ignore defenders moving toward him. He's good enough and tall enough that he doesn't have to rush.
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Post by O_Gardino » Thu Feb 27, 2020 9:07 am

Shabazz wrote:
Thu Feb 27, 2020 1:45 am
I was happy with how we played this game. Like others have said, shots just weren’t falling.

One thing I’ve noticed lately is that Booker has been consistently awful in 4th quarters. That used to be his time to shine.
I looked it up, and you are right. This year, the 4th is his worst shooting quarter - both 3s and 2s.

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Quarter	FG	FGA	FG%	3P	3PA	3P%	eFG%	Ast'd	%Ast'd
1st	145	277	.523	29	84	.345	.576	75	.517
2nd	97	210	.462	16	51	.314	.500	47	.485
3rd	155	307	.505	44	98	.449	.577	83	.535
4th	95	213	.446	21	75	.280	.495	36	.379
OT	1	3	.333	0	1	.000	.333	0	.000
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Re: Game Day: Clippers (38-19) @ Suns (24-34), Wed 2/26/20

Post by virtual9mm » Thu Feb 27, 2020 10:36 am

O_Gardino wrote:
Thu Feb 27, 2020 9:07 am
Shabazz wrote:
Thu Feb 27, 2020 1:45 am
I was happy with how we played this game. Like others have said, shots just weren’t falling.

One thing I’ve noticed lately is that Booker has been consistently awful in 4th quarters. That used to be his time to shine.
I looked it up, and you are right. This year, the 4th is his worst shooting quarter - both 3s and 2s.

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Quarter	FG	FGA	FG%	3P	3PA	3P%	eFG%	Ast'd	%Ast'd
1st	145	277	.523	29	84	.345	.576	75	.517
2nd	97	210	.462	16	51	.314	.500	47	.485
3rd	155	307	.505	44	98	.449	.577	83	.535
4th	95	213	.446	21	75	.280	.495	36	.379
OT	1	3	.333	0	1	.000	.333	0	.000
Look at the assist percentage. The Suns' offense is bogging down in the 4th -- and this is probably why they're losing the close ones.

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Post by virtual9mm » Thu Feb 27, 2020 10:37 am

Mori Chu wrote:
Thu Feb 27, 2020 1:20 am
virtual9mm wrote:
Wed Feb 26, 2020 9:44 pm
At least we're at a point where a 25-17-3 game for Ayton's considered meh
He has had incredible stats for the recent run of games. It's very encouraging.
And yet we see the room for improvement. I'm starting to wonder if he's going to have multiple 30-20 seasons at some point.

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Re: Game Day: Clippers (38-19) @ Suns (24-34), Wed 2/26/20

Post by ShelC » Thu Feb 27, 2020 10:39 am

To be honest, didn't think the refs were so bad and certainly not worse than Utah or some previous games. They're not bailing guys out (like Book) who kamikaze themselves to the basket looking for a bailout. It's annoying that Book still does it expecting things to change. Book also falls into his bad habit of pounding the ball, snaking around and probing while attracting 3 defenders to put up an awkward 14 footer. He's not Nash or Harden, he's gotta take the 3 or drive to the basket.

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