Grizzlies (20-14) @ Suns (26-6), Mon 12/27/2021

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Re: Grizzlies (20-14) @ Suns (26-6), Mon 12/27/2021

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Pretty terrible second quarter. I don't know how that wasn't a goaltending violation on Booker's shot.

I said it after the first, they're only going to win this game with defense and hustle. Both are severely lacking outside of a short stretch at the end of the first quarter.
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Re: Grizzlies (20-14) @ Suns (26-6), Mon 12/27/2021

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Suns shooting 38.5%, Grizz 53.3%.
Grizz dominating the boards, 28-16.

Bridges MIA .... 2 pts. 0 rebs, 0 assts. 0 steals
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Re: Grizzlies (20-14) @ Suns (26-6), Mon 12/27/2021

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Pretty pathetic so far. Suns getting out hustled again.
Seems like our stars are passing up shots and deferring too much.

Mikal needs to make himself a scoring threat. One shot attempt so far isn’t ok.

Stix is being assertive but he lacks confidence to finish plays.

Hopefully they come out pissed off.
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Re: Grizzlies (20-14) @ Suns (26-6), Mon 12/27/2021

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Still not playing with any real pop. No flow offensively, getting pounded on the boards again, don't have a lot of size to battle Adams and JJJ. I don't know if the team is tired or bored or just undermanned tonight. Maybe they'll turn it on in the 2nd half. Paul's missed a bunch of shots and we need him to be a go-to threat. Not much from the Cams or Mikal. I like Payne's aggressiveness and we need him playing with that edge, but he's gotta start making them.

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Re: Grizzlies (20-14) @ Suns (26-6), Mon 12/27/2021

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Rotations have been weird. I get that we're missing guys, but Young has been subbing players like Cam J and Mikal in for one possession and then subbing them out. No real flow. Let's also not give Payton any more minutes and give them to Shamet instead.
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Mikal's gotta show up here.
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Re: Grizzlies (20-14) @ Suns (26-6), Mon 12/27/2021

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Adams will probably get 20 boards tonight, and as many points ....
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Re: Grizzlies (20-14) @ Suns (26-6), Mon 12/27/2021

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This team is needs another dependable rebounder other than Ayton.
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Re: Grizzlies (20-14) @ Suns (26-6), Mon 12/27/2021

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The Bobster wrote:
Mon Dec 27, 2021 8:38 pm
This team is needs another dependable rebounder other than Ayton.
We have a roster imbalance issue. 5/14 roster spots used on centers who can't really play together (or are out for the year).
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Re: Grizzlies (20-14) @ Suns (26-6), Mon 12/27/2021

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Booker has been yapping at the officials all game, and they've honestly been screwing him.
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Re: Grizzlies (20-14) @ Suns (26-6), Mon 12/27/2021

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I must say, Payton really does suck.

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Re: Grizzlies (20-14) @ Suns (26-6), Mon 12/27/2021

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This one is over.

They really need to figure something out or they'll lose to OKC who we just saw play the Suns tough last week.
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Re: Grizzlies (20-14) @ Suns (26-6), Mon 12/27/2021

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Payton is an offensive cipher.
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Shabazz wrote:
Mon Dec 27, 2021 8:41 pm
The Bobster wrote:
Mon Dec 27, 2021 8:38 pm
This team is needs another dependable rebounder other than Ayton.
We have a roster imbalance issue. 5/14 roster spots used on centers who can't really play together (or are out for the year).
But the Suns don't have another stretch 4. Cam Johnson is a lanky 3.
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Re: Grizzlies (20-14) @ Suns (26-6), Mon 12/27/2021

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LazarusLong wrote:
Mon Dec 27, 2021 8:49 pm
Shabazz wrote:
Mon Dec 27, 2021 8:41 pm
The Bobster wrote:
Mon Dec 27, 2021 8:38 pm
This team is needs another dependable rebounder other than Ayton.
We have a roster imbalance issue. 5/14 roster spots used on centers who can't really play together (or are out for the year).
But the Suns don't have another stretch 4. Cam Johnson is a lanky 3.
I think Johnson and Crowder are both 4s in the modern NBA, but they both bring similar things and Suns needs some versatility at that spot. They need to replace on of their pure 5s with a 4/5 who can play next to Ayton and McGee and allow us to go big once in a while.
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Re: Grizzlies (20-14) @ Suns (26-6), Mon 12/27/2021

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Jalen Smith is single handedly keeping the Suns in this game.

But why does he always looked bummed out even in the midst of the best game of his career?
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Re: Grizzlies (20-14) @ Suns (26-6), Mon 12/27/2021

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The corpse is still breathing ... !
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Re: Grizzlies (20-14) @ Suns (26-6), Mon 12/27/2021

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Jalen has some talent, just gotta hope some other teams are watching this game
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Re: Grizzlies (20-14) @ Suns (26-6), Mon 12/27/2021

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Ooof, that was a bad pass by Booker
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Re: Grizzlies (20-14) @ Suns (26-6), Mon 12/27/2021

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Crazy Bane was the 30th pick…dude is really good
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