Game Day (EARLY START!): Suns (30-14) @ Hornets (23-21), Sun 3/28/21

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Post by England Sun » Sun Mar 28, 2021 1:05 pm

LazarusLong wrote:
Sun Mar 28, 2021 1:03 pm
AmareIsGod wrote:
Sun Mar 28, 2021 12:53 pm
bajanguy008 wrote:
Sun Mar 28, 2021 12:51 pm
Yea not sure why DA would get much criticism
No idea. Some people around here just love to shit on Ayton. I can't count the number of times in the 4th and OT he kept a possession alive with a rebound or tip out to a teammate.
Monty needs to take a page from Cotton Fitzsimmons' playbook and stay with the hot hand when it comes to Ayton.
He was catching the ball and going strong to the hoop in the first quarter and then they sub in Saric.
I mean, this is cooling off your best player of the moment.
Screw the rotation minutes ... :roll: :roll:
And it didn’t help that Saric was poor in his minutes as well. They knew the rim protection had gone and they they needn’t worry about any put backs at the other end. The lack of athleticism was very telling.
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Post by LazarusLong » Sun Mar 28, 2021 1:06 pm

The Bobster wrote:
Sun Mar 28, 2021 12:50 pm
Crowder 0/9
Johnson 0/6
Saric 1/5

Ungh.

Crowder needs to take it to the rim when his outside game is cold.
He's 6-6, 230 ... bruise somebody ...
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Post by Split T » Sun Mar 28, 2021 1:06 pm



Interesting...just small sample noise? What is Charlotte doing in clutch time that is so good?
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Post by gosuns » Sun Mar 28, 2021 1:07 pm

Split T wrote:
Sun Mar 28, 2021 1:01 pm
AmareIsGod wrote:
Sun Mar 28, 2021 12:53 pm
bajanguy008 wrote:
Sun Mar 28, 2021 12:51 pm
Yea not sure why DA would get much criticism
No idea. Some people around here just love to shit on Ayton. I can't count the number of times in the 4th and OT he kept a possession alive with a rebound or tip out to a teammate.
I don’t think anyone is criticizing Ayton for this game. He was fine.
It was more situational criticism on one or two plays where he missed open layups that could have sealed the win. But in general he was solid.

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Post by LazarusLong » Sun Mar 28, 2021 1:09 pm

Suns won despite shooting 35.4 % from the field.
That includes 8-40 from deep.
No truth to the rumor they are being treated for frostbite following the game ...
The Suns finally have the potential to shine again ... 8-)

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Post by Split T » Sun Mar 28, 2021 1:14 pm

gosuns wrote:
Sun Mar 28, 2021 1:07 pm
Split T wrote:
Sun Mar 28, 2021 1:01 pm
AmareIsGod wrote:
Sun Mar 28, 2021 12:53 pm
bajanguy008 wrote:
Sun Mar 28, 2021 12:51 pm
Yea not sure why DA would get much criticism
No idea. Some people around here just love to shit on Ayton. I can't count the number of times in the 4th and OT he kept a possession alive with a rebound or tip out to a teammate.
I don’t think anyone is criticizing Ayton for this game. He was fine.
It was more situational criticism on one or two plays where he missed open layups that could have sealed the win. But in general he was solid.
Right, but every player gets that treatment. Book got it, Paul got it, Crowder got it, Cam got it.

Yes Ayton gets more crap than most here, but he didn’t tonight.
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Post by The Bobster » Sun Mar 28, 2021 1:15 pm

LazarusLong wrote:
Sun Mar 28, 2021 1:03 pm
AmareIsGod wrote:
Sun Mar 28, 2021 12:53 pm
bajanguy008 wrote:
Sun Mar 28, 2021 12:51 pm
Yea not sure why DA would get much criticism
No idea. Some people around here just love to shit on Ayton. I can't count the number of times in the 4th and OT he kept a possession alive with a rebound or tip out to a teammate.
Monty needs to take a page from Cotton Fitzsimmons' playbook and stay with the hot hand when it comes to Ayton.
He was catching the ball and going strong to the hoop in the first quarter and then they sub in Saric.
I mean, this is cooling off your best player of the moment.
Screw the rotation minutes ... :roll: :roll:
Had to get those other big men in instead so they could shoot 1 for 20!

Unbelievable that Crowder and Johnson could go 0 for 15 from 3.
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Post by gosuns » Sun Mar 28, 2021 1:16 pm

This is a great learning game. Tons of film to watch and situations to analyze. This will help us in the playoffs. Book with the stop in regulation and Mikal with the lockdown defense in OT.

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Post by LazarusLong » Sun Mar 28, 2021 1:25 pm

Did notice that Monty subbed in Craig for DA in certain situations in OT.
Craig better defender and rebounder that Dario or Frank ...
The Suns finally have the potential to shine again ... 8-)

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Post by BAMF » Sun Mar 28, 2021 1:42 pm

LazarusLong wrote:
Sun Mar 28, 2021 1:09 pm
Suns won despite shooting 35.4 % from the field.
That includes 8-40 from deep.
No truth to the rumor they are being treated for frostbite following the game ...
We can't get good shots if you don't pass the rock.

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Post by Split T » Sun Mar 28, 2021 2:03 pm

LazarusLong wrote:
Sun Mar 28, 2021 1:25 pm
Did notice that Monty subbed in Craig for DA in certain situations in OT.
Craig better defender and rebounder that Dario or Frank ...
Think it was to avoid Charlotte getting the switch and beating Ayton on the perimeter. That’s how they beat us the 1st time and Graham was starting to do it again.
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Post by JeremyG » Sun Mar 28, 2021 2:14 pm

ShelC wrote:
Sun Mar 28, 2021 12:53 pm
Yea that was a Sunday 1pm game (east coast time) so it was ugly, guys were tired and shots weren't falling. Bridges came up big late, Crowder was strong on the boards, Craig chipped in on both ends. The bench wasn't really much of a factor again so heavy minutes for the starters. Hopefully those legs come back around and we get Dario and the Cams back into things.

Thought DA played well today and was a force on the boards. Very good 1st half and then we stopped going to him.
He was 6-8 from the field through 3 quarters. Again that should have been 12-16 when he's shooting like that.

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Post by Split T » Sun Mar 28, 2021 2:23 pm

JeremyG wrote:
Sun Mar 28, 2021 2:14 pm
ShelC wrote:
Sun Mar 28, 2021 12:53 pm
Yea that was a Sunday 1pm game (east coast time) so it was ugly, guys were tired and shots weren't falling. Bridges came up big late, Crowder was strong on the boards, Craig chipped in on both ends. The bench wasn't really much of a factor again so heavy minutes for the starters. Hopefully those legs come back around and we get Dario and the Cams back into things.

Thought DA played well today and was a force on the boards. Very good 1st half and then we stopped going to him.
He was 6-8 from the field through 3 quarters. Again that should have been 12-16 when he's shooting like that.
I agree we should have tried to get him the ball, but he got most of his shots on rolls to the rims, lobs, offensive boards, etc. Not exactly plays you can fully plan for. The hornets took away a lot of these after the 1st Q. It’s not like he was getting the ball in the post and going to work.
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Post by bajanguy008 » Sun Mar 28, 2021 3:17 pm

Wild lol

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Post by specialsauce » Sun Mar 28, 2021 3:23 pm

Enough iso ball. Book and Paul suck at it. For the love of God Monty be a coach.

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Post by Superbone » Sun Mar 28, 2021 3:38 pm

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Zeller really needs to shave his head. He looks 48 years old out there.
I don't know if that would be much of an improvement.
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Post by Superbone » Sun Mar 28, 2021 3:40 pm

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Neither having a century-old recipe, being brewed in Mexico, nor being originated by a German brewmaster is a particularly distinguishing feature.
That reminds me. Anybody else getting tired of the singing hood ornament?
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Post by Superbone » Sun Mar 28, 2021 3:40 pm

Split T wrote:
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Awful on the boards today so far
That's what I thought but we were pretty much even in that category.
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Post by Superbone » Sun Mar 28, 2021 3:42 pm

bajanguy008 wrote:
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My boy Cam J with a rough first half

Will like to see DA continue his good play as he checks back in
Would have been nice if he had made at least one basket.
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Post by Superbone » Sun Mar 28, 2021 3:44 pm

djy2j wrote:
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Suns came out slow and it felt like Charlotte was going to blow the doors off but the Suns righted the ship sorta. They can’t shoot or rebound but I think experience is saving them.

Ayton having a decent game so far. Was a little annoyed he couldn’t back down and score on Caleb Martin on a possession in the 2nd. Just passed after a few dribbles. Punish that guard!
Suns came out with a great 14 minutes to start the 2nd half and then let off the gas as they're wont to do. Will they ever learn to finish off teams?
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