Game Day: Suns (27-7) @ Celtics (16-19), Fri 12/31/21

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Game Day: Suns (27-7) @ Celtics (16-19), Fri 12/31/21

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Time: 11:00 am AZ (10:00 am PT/1:00 pm ET)
Place: TD Garden, Boston, MA
TV: BSAZ/NBALP

Battle of the B teams in Beantown. Have a safe and Happy New Year!!!

Go Suns!!!

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Re: Game Day: Suns (27-7) @ Celtics (16-19), Fri 12/31/21

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Early game. Synchronize watches. End the year on a high note.

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Re: Game Day: Suns (27-7) @ Celtics (16-19), Fri 12/31/21

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Feels like we never do well in these early games. On the other hand, they’re missing a bunch of players, including Tatum, and have been in disarray lately. We should win this one.
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Re: Game Day: Suns (27-7) @ Celtics (16-19), Fri 12/31/21

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Seems like every team is in at least a little disarray at this point.

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Lol our lives in waves. We realize by now when playoffs come around there will be another variant and these 10 day contract guys will be getting legit minutes. Happy NYE.

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Re: Game Day: Suns (27-7) @ Celtics (16-19), Fri 12/31/21

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Sport imitates life.
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Re: Game Day: Suns (27-7) @ Celtics (16-19), Fri 12/31/21

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Suns getting worked. Shots aren't falling while the Cs are hitting their 3s. Stix looks pretty good tho!

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Ooooooooooooof.

On the bright side, great half for Stix...

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Re: Game Day: Suns (27-7) @ Celtics (16-19), Fri 12/31/21

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If it keeps going this way into the 3rd I'd sit Paul, Book and Mikal and let Payton, Payne and the rest finish out the game. Tough start to the trip playing on Weds and then flying to Boston for a Friday 1pm game.

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Re: Game Day: Suns (27-7) @ Celtics (16-19), Fri 12/31/21

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When Paul and Booker are struggling, others need to step it up.
I'm looking at you, Bridges, who seems to be content coasting and cherry picking on offense.

Props to Jalen Smith for doing well.

Shamet and Payne need to man up, also.

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Re: Game Day: Suns (27-7) @ Celtics (16-19), Fri 12/31/21

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At least they haven't rolled over and quit. Playing better in third quarter.
Cam Johnson continues to prove his worth.
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Re: Game Day: Suns (27-7) @ Celtics (16-19), Fri 12/31/21

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Had a 16-3 run to cut the lead to 13 but the Cs answered nicely to push it back to 19. We can't hang inside with Horford or either of the Williams and Smart and Brown are hurting us on the perimeter.

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Re: Game Day: Suns (27-7) @ Celtics (16-19), Fri 12/31/21

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not understanging why you play a valuable, but 36-year old guard in a blowout ...
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Covid ball isn’t a good basketball product.

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Drewsprocket wrote:
Fri Dec 31, 2021 12:54 pm
Covid ball isn’t a good basketball product.
It's like a G-League/NBA/has-beens mash-up.
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Re: Game Day: Suns (27-7) @ Celtics (16-19), Fri 12/31/21

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Wainright sighting -- a trey and a putback on consecutive possessions ...
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Re: Game Day: Suns (27-7) @ Celtics (16-19), Fri 12/31/21

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Suns thrashed on the boards by decidedly larger Celtics team.

Horford: 245. Robert Williams: 240. Grant Williams 235. Brown: 225.

Aside from Wainright, Suns had nobody in the lineup heavier than 220 ...
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Re: Game Day: Suns (27-7) @ Celtics (16-19), Fri 12/31/21

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Left Smith out way too long after his 4th foul when he was one of our best players. Also, should have challenged the elbow to Smith's mouth foul!

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Re: Game Day: Suns (27-7) @ Celtics (16-19), Fri 12/31/21

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Shamet again with a stinker.
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Re: Game Day: Suns (27-7) @ Celtics (16-19), Fri 12/31/21

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Booker - 7/26 FG = 27%

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