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

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

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Second unit guards not getting the ball inside to McGee ...
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LazarusLong wrote:
Thu Dec 23, 2021 9:01 pm
Second unit guards not getting the ball inside to McGee ...
They're not getting much of anything accomplished.
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These refs are fucking with Ayton. Three very soft calls against him in the last 3 minutes.
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Love how Ayton got mad and started slamming the ball with authority. Max Ayton right there.

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Flagrant Fowl wrote:
Thu Dec 23, 2021 9:13 pm
These refs are fucking with Ayton. Three very soft calls against him in the last 3 minutes.
The offensive foul/moving screen was comically bad.
Ayton didn't move and Dort (6-3, 225) went down like he was shot ...
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Great game by Cam Johnson - 7/7 FG, 21 points.
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The Bobster wrote:
Thu Dec 23, 2021 9:23 pm
Great game by Cam Johnson - 7/7 FG, 21 points.
Plus 9 boards, three dimes and two steals.
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Cam was amazing. Maybe the best game of his career? Book was also awesome. For OKC SGA was his usual talented self; I also was impressed by Giddey. He seemed unafraid of us and I liked that.

Another bad Shamet game. He's off more than he's on.

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Suns outrebounded Thunder, 52-44. Phoenix also had eight blocks (OKC 5).
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LazarusLong wrote:
Thu Dec 23, 2021 9:29 pm
Suns outrebounded Thunder, 52-44. Phoenix also had eight blocks (OKC 5).
Suns outrebounded them by 16 in the second half.

It’s like this team just toys with their opponents then turn it on in the second half.

They are 21-0 when leading going into the fourth quarter.

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Johnson carried Payne, imo.
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LazarusLong wrote:
Thu Dec 23, 2021 9:25 pm
The Bobster wrote:
Thu Dec 23, 2021 9:23 pm
Great game by Cam Johnson - 7/7 FG, 21 points.
Plus 9 boards, three dimes and two steals.
That was a nice pick by James Jones.

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In2ition wrote:
Thu Dec 23, 2021 10:03 pm
Johnson carried Payne, imo.
This has been a trend this year except it's the whole team carrying Payne.

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SunsRIt wrote:
Thu Dec 23, 2021 9:37 pm
LazarusLong wrote:
Thu Dec 23, 2021 9:29 pm
Suns outrebounded Thunder, 52-44. Phoenix also had eight blocks (OKC 5).
Suns outrebounded them by 16 in the second half.

It’s like this team just toys with their opponents then turn it on in the second half.

They are 21-0 when leading going into the fourth quarter.
It's funny how i used to get anxiety over our leads when we were a losing team. Now it's fun to watch us come back and magically go up by 20.

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Maybe it's posted somewhere online but the stream I was watching had the pre-game arena jumbotron feed and there was a great moment in the hallway with the team getting ready for the game. A lot of dancing from Cam Panye and Mikal which was to be expected, but I found reading the Suns body language and interactions to be interesting.
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Credit to the Thunder who play hard and tough. They're not a good shooting team but know how to score. I feel like some teams just match up better with some than others and the Thunder could be one of those teams for us. SGA and Giddey didn't really seem too bothered by our defense overall. I also like JRE, who was overmatched at the 5 spot but thought he could've been a target for us in the draft as that backup 4/5 (and a Villanova guy). Overall talent on the roster is still lacking tho but they didn't fold after a rough 1st qtr. I had a feeling we'd come out in the 2nd half locked in after sleepwalking thru the 2nd qtr and we outscored them 37-21 in the 3rd.

Bit of a rough game for Mikal and McGee was a little flat. CamJ's got the prettiest jumper in the L IMO. Elfrid should maybe try playing a different sport.

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Book and Cam weren't just hitting shots. I'm not sure any of their jumpers even grazed the rim. Cam especially.

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Man, we really need to keep Cam Johnson. Like, start negotiating that guy's contract right now. He is really good, and he keeps slowly getting better and figuring out who he is. I see him sliding into the Crowder starting-4 spot within a year or two.

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Cam is great, he was the guy I thought was most likely to take a jump offensively. Looks like him and Ayton so far have been the biggest improvements…well that and Booker’s pull up shooting from 3.
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