Game Day: Suns (3-3) vs Rockets (1-6) 2021-NOV-04

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Game Day: Suns (3-3) vs Rockets (1-6) 2021-NOV-04

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Regular Season Game #7 | Home Game #5
Footprint Center | Phoenix, AZ
November 4, 2021 | 7:00 p.m. (Phoenix time)
RADIO: 98.7 FM Arizona's Sports Station/KSUN-La Mejor | TV: Bally Sports Arizona/NBA TV
The Suns look to extend their current winning streak to three games tonight following
wins over Cleveland and New Orleans...

Phoenix has won four consecutive games over Houston,including a 127-91 win on 2/7/20, the Suns’ largest win in the series (36)

Chris Paul moved into 3rd place on the NBA’s all-time career assists list in the team’s win on November 2 vs. New Orleans, passing both Mark Jackson and Steve Nash

Phoenix completed a 20-point comeback in the team’s win over the Pelicans on Tuesday night, the Suns’ largest comeback win since January 8, 2019 vs. Sacramento when the team came back from 21

Mikal Bridges notched his 19th career game of 20+ points Tuesday night (Suns are 15-4 when Bridges scores 20+ points), however Bridges has not yet notch back-to-back games of 20+ points in his career

Deandre Ayton (right lower leg contusion) is questionable; has missed last 1 game

Cameron Payne (right hamstring strain) is questionable; has missed last 4 games

Dario Šarić (right ACL rehab) is out; tore ACL in Game 1 of 2021 NBA Finals

Go Suns !!!

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... meanwhile, there's a game tonight. Let's hope the team focuses on the task in front of them, rather than the front-office tomfoolery ...
Forget about Sarver--keep your eyes on the prize.

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No excuse to lose to Houston
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Split T wrote:
Thu Nov 04, 2021 2:01 pm
No excuse to lose to Houston
Given today's news, it'd be understandable if they're not entirely focused on the game.

No pregame media availability but guessing DA and Cam Payne are still out. Rockets are kind of tough with their young guys Green, Porter and Wood. Shouldn't take them lightly because they can fill it up.

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ShelC wrote:
Thu Nov 04, 2021 2:48 pm
Split T wrote:
Thu Nov 04, 2021 2:01 pm
No excuse to lose to Houston
Given today's news, it'd be understandable if they're not entirely focused on the game.

No pregame media availability but guessing DA and Cam Payne are still out. Rockets are kind of tough with their young guys Green, Porter and Wood. Shouldn't take them lightly because they can fill it up.
Both were listed as questionable, so I would say OUT. EP has been so bad... We really need to get Cam back.

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I really want to see Shamet get Elf's minutes. Think he'd do better on the ball running offense and getting his own offense with the 2nd unit.

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ShelC wrote:
Thu Nov 04, 2021 3:00 pm
I really want to see Shamet get Elf's minutes. Think he'd do better on the ball running offense and getting his own offense with the 2nd unit.
Agreed. I think Cam should be the first guy off the bench because Paul usually goes out first. But Shamet should be the 2nd guard off the bench. And I do like seeing some point book, so I would be good with swapping them sometimes.

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Split T wrote:
Thu Nov 04, 2021 2:01 pm
No excuse to lose to Houston
OK. So you and FF take turns? Is that the arrangement? Here comes a 20 point deficit.
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Superbone wrote:
Thu Nov 04, 2021 3:08 pm
Split T wrote:
Thu Nov 04, 2021 2:01 pm
No excuse to lose to Houston
OK. So you and FF take turns? Is that the arrangement? Here comes a 20 point deficit.
I was going to post something similar to Shel, it's completely foreseeable that the team wouldn't be focused on the Rockets.

But now that you've said it, there's no reason for the Suns to lose this game. My name is my name!
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This feels like we could randomly lose due to the Sarver story hanging over us. Houston is a really bad team, but they are young and energetic, and they could run us off the floor if we show up lethargic and distracted. I still think we'll win, but I don't like the vibe and energy going in. Curious to see how Coach distributes the minutes at center and PF.

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I am hoping for loud "Sarver OUT" chants throughout the game. Time for the public pressure to start now.

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Indy wrote:
Thu Nov 04, 2021 2:55 pm
ShelC wrote:
Thu Nov 04, 2021 2:48 pm
Split T wrote:
Thu Nov 04, 2021 2:01 pm
No excuse to lose to Houston
Given today's news, it'd be understandable if they're not entirely focused on the game.

No pregame media availability but guessing DA and Cam Payne are still out. Rockets are kind of tough with their young guys Green, Porter and Wood. Shouldn't take them lightly because they can fill it up.
Both were listed as questionable, so I would say OUT. EP has been so bad... We really need to get Cam back.
I didn’t watch the kings game, but thought Payton played with good energy in the Pelicans one?

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Very nice attack off the dribble by Ayton.
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That was some good defense. Then Ayton making a nice spin move and getting a bucket.

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Good start. Mikal with a few 3s, Jae with a 3 and DA a nice dribble drive backdown into a hook off the glass. 1st quarters have been brutal this season for us.

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The look Ayton gave Sengun after blocking his lame attempt at a hook shot... :lol:
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Kevin Porter Jr. has a history of personality quirks, to put it nicely, but I'd really like to hear him defend his hairstyle choice.
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Why are the Rockets getting the calls and we’re not?

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Refs are letting guys play a bit more, gotta stay aggressive. Shamet finally breaking out a bit with some 3s and and attacking the basket. He's been to the line 5 times already. Paul. Shamet, Cam, Jae and DA is a pretty solid lineup we can run with.

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