Game Day: Suns (25-5) vs Thunder (11-19), 12/23/21

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Game Day: Suns (25-5) vs Thunder (11-19), 12/23/21

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Time: 7:00 pm AZ (6:00 pm PT/9:00 pm ET)
Place: Footprint Center, Phoenix, AZ
TV: BSAZ / NBALP

Suns try to continue winning and avoiding COVID in their last game before the big Christmas Day showdown with the Warriors.

Go Suns !!!

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This OKC team is frisky right now. SGA is good enough to be the best player on the court for either team. I think the Suns will need to win this one with defense.
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Josh Giddey - Aussie - having a stellar rookie season.

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Payton fucking sucks.
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Need to get Javale the ball in the post. Too many missed long shits and turnovers by our guards with this 2nd unit stint.
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I hate when Payne gets tunnel vision.
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Does the main character from the new Dune play for OKC?
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And just like that, the lead has disappeared.
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Pretty inexcusable to let them take a lead into halftime.

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Bridges 1/4
Booker 3/9
Payne 1/4
Shamet 1/4

Terrible shooting, bad defensive rebounding.
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That sucked.
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It's the efforts like that that really piss me off.

No passing, no rebounding, no defense.
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Suns need some Red Bull after that second quarter. Flatter than week-old champagne ...
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Shamet and Payne were terrible, Bridges and Booker didn't get much accomplisher either.
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Re: Game Day: Suns (25-5) vs Thunder (11-19), 12/23/21

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We started well enough but the bench lost all momentum and the starters couldn't get back in sync. The Thunder play hard and smart, they tightened up the defense and the starters came back flat. The Thunder were really hitting the boards and just outworking us, which can't happen.

Monty's stretching the rotation sticking with Payton but he's just a drag.

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The ghost of Ayton's vagina has returned. Several straight soft misses at the rim.
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Dort is probably one of my favorite non-suns players.

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The Bobster wrote:
Thu Dec 23, 2021 8:14 pm
Shamet and Payne were terrible, Bridges and Booker didn't get much accomplisher either.
I think Payne took your observation to heart and has acted on it ... 8-)
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MightyMoog wrote:
Thu Dec 23, 2021 8:31 pm
Dort is probably one of my favorite non-suns players.
I'm guessing you're an ASU guy because I don't think he's much fun to watch at all.
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Johnson having a solid game. 18 and counting ...
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