Game Day: Suns (42-18) @ Knicks (34-27), Mon 4/26/21

Discussion of the league and of our favorite team.
Post Reply
User avatar
Superbone
Posts: 21040
Joined: Wed Feb 26, 2014 11:44 am
Location: Escondido, CA (Phoenix Native)

Game Day: Suns (42-18) @ Knicks (34-27), Mon 4/26/21

Post by Superbone »

Time: 4:30 pm AZ (4:30 pm PT/7:30 pm ET)
Place: Madison Square Garden, New York, NY
TV: BSAZ/NBATV

The Suns run into a buzzsaw in the Knicks at MSG Monday night. The Knicks have won 9 straight for the first time in eight years. The Suns are only 1 point favorites according to the oddsmakers.

Go Suns!!!

Dis • cuss
Wormwood/Superbone 2019/2020 season bet: Suns win < 30 games, Wormwood wins, else 'Bone wins. 1 month avatar shame starting July 1st of winner's choosing. ACCOMPLISHED! 34 wins in a shortened season! Like it mattered. We rarely see Wormwood anyway!

User avatar
ShelC
Posts: 7843
Joined: Fri Feb 28, 2014 6:00 am

Re: Game Day: Suns (42-18) @ Knicks (34-27), Mon 4/26/21

Post by ShelC »

For real, we better not lose to the Knicks.

User avatar
bajanguy008
Posts: 3548
Joined: Sun Jun 26, 2016 7:28 pm

Re: Game Day: Suns (42-18) @ Knicks (34-27), Mon 4/26/21

Post by bajanguy008 »

Don't think Randle is a good macthup for us
SUNS Fan from the Land of Sun, Sea and Sand ;)

User avatar
ShelC
Posts: 7843
Joined: Fri Feb 28, 2014 6:00 am

Re: Game Day: Suns (42-18) @ Knicks (34-27), Mon 4/26/21

Post by ShelC »

He's essentially their point-forward, a lot of ISO and kick, then Rose leads the 2nd unit. I'd love to see Crowder and Craig on Randle just to watch them battle. Maybe throw Ayton on him to start the game just to try and make Randle uncomfortable with a bigger, longer defender. Noel starts and he's not much of an offensive threat. Gotta stay out on Bullock. RJ is a handful inside and out and IQ can fill it up off the bench.

User avatar
Split T
Posts: 12658
Joined: Wed Jul 16, 2014 9:51 am
Location: Provo, Utah

Re: Game Day: Suns (42-18) @ Knicks (34-27), Mon 4/26/21

Post by Split T »

bajanguy008 wrote:
Mon Apr 26, 2021 6:43 am
Don't think Randle is a good macthup for us
We’ll see...I think Ayton might actually be a good defensive matchup for him. Randle is usually either too strong or too quick. I don’t think he’ll be able to post up Ayton, so he’ll try and take him off the dribble. Ayton has struggled to stay in front of guards like Harden, but he’s done better against big ball handlers like Giannis and Zion. Those guys couldn’t shoot though, so he’ll have to stay close enough to keep Randle from just shooting the open 3.
Split: I would trade DA for SGA right now(11-24-2020)

Cap: I wouldn’t. Somebody remember to check this post in five years and see which of us looks the fool.

User avatar
Mori Chu
Posts: 12748
Joined: Wed Feb 26, 2014 10:05 am

Re: Game Day: Suns (42-18) @ Knicks (34-27), Mon 4/26/21

Post by Mori Chu »

The Knicks are fakers. We will beat their asses. I'm not afraid of Julius Randle.

User avatar
AmareIsGod
Posts: 3122
Joined: Tue Mar 25, 2014 1:24 pm

Re: Game Day: Suns (42-18) @ Knicks (34-27), Mon 4/26/21

Post by AmareIsGod »

We've lost 2 in a row, right? Let's hope we come out with urgency and put together a collective team effort. Too often Bridges and other guys have had off nights. Bridges is frustrating me lately because so many around her and other places hype him up as a guy that deserves to get paid. He's way too inconsistent for my taste and I feel overrated.
What is smallball? I play basketball. I'm not a regular big man. I can switch from the center to the guards. The game is evolving. You got dudes like Joel Embiid, Anthony Davis, all these 7-footers, doing everything. There's no stopping us. - Ayton

User avatar
Superbone
Posts: 21040
Joined: Wed Feb 26, 2014 11:44 am
Location: Escondido, CA (Phoenix Native)

Re: Game Day: Suns (42-18) @ Knicks (34-27), Mon 4/26/21

Post by Superbone »

Mori Chu wrote:
Mon Apr 26, 2021 9:49 am
The Knicks are fakers. We will beat their asses. I'm not afraid of Julius Randle.
Fakers? Pretty cool how they faked 9 in a row.
Wormwood/Superbone 2019/2020 season bet: Suns win < 30 games, Wormwood wins, else 'Bone wins. 1 month avatar shame starting July 1st of winner's choosing. ACCOMPLISHED! 34 wins in a shortened season! Like it mattered. We rarely see Wormwood anyway!

User avatar
Shabazz
Posts: 4780
Joined: Wed Feb 26, 2014 11:16 pm

Re: Game Day: Suns (42-18) @ Knicks (34-27), Mon 4/26/21

Post by Shabazz »

Ayton owned Randle last year, but neither is the same player they were.

User avatar
ShelC
Posts: 7843
Joined: Fri Feb 28, 2014 6:00 am

Re: Game Day: Suns (42-18) @ Knicks (34-27), Mon 4/26/21

Post by ShelC »


User avatar
bajanguy008
Posts: 3548
Joined: Sun Jun 26, 2016 7:28 pm

Re: Game Day: Suns (42-18) @ Knicks (34-27), Mon 4/26/21

Post by bajanguy008 »

ShelC wrote:
Mon Apr 26, 2021 11:46 am
Great..... :?
SUNS Fan from the Land of Sun, Sea and Sand ;)

User avatar
Superbone
Posts: 21040
Joined: Wed Feb 26, 2014 11:44 am
Location: Escondido, CA (Phoenix Native)

Re: Game Day: Suns (42-18) @ Knicks (34-27), Mon 4/26/21

Post by Superbone »

Will Nader ever play again? I'd sure like to get some clarification on his injury.
Wormwood/Superbone 2019/2020 season bet: Suns win < 30 games, Wormwood wins, else 'Bone wins. 1 month avatar shame starting July 1st of winner's choosing. ACCOMPLISHED! 34 wins in a shortened season! Like it mattered. We rarely see Wormwood anyway!

User avatar
Superbone
Posts: 21040
Joined: Wed Feb 26, 2014 11:44 am
Location: Escondido, CA (Phoenix Native)

Re: Game Day: Suns (42-18) @ Knicks (34-27), Mon 4/26/21

Post by Superbone »

We really need CJ and especially, Mikal to be difference makers tonight.
Wormwood/Superbone 2019/2020 season bet: Suns win < 30 games, Wormwood wins, else 'Bone wins. 1 month avatar shame starting July 1st of winner's choosing. ACCOMPLISHED! 34 wins in a shortened season! Like it mattered. We rarely see Wormwood anyway!

User avatar
Mori Chu
Posts: 12748
Joined: Wed Feb 26, 2014 10:05 am

Re: Game Day: Suns (42-18) @ Knicks (34-27), Mon 4/26/21

Post by Mori Chu »

Superbone wrote:
Mon Apr 26, 2021 12:23 pm
We really need CJ and especially, Mikal to be difference makers tonight.
It's tough to win when all of our wings are not hitting their 3s. We need at least one of Mikal / Cam Johnson / Crowder to have a strong game to really have a chance to beat top teams. Ideally 2 of them would be hitting in the same game; that makes us really tough to stop.

User avatar
Superbone
Posts: 21040
Joined: Wed Feb 26, 2014 11:44 am
Location: Escondido, CA (Phoenix Native)

Re: Game Day: Suns (42-18) @ Knicks (34-27), Mon 4/26/21

Post by Superbone »

Mori Chu wrote:
Mon Apr 26, 2021 1:30 pm
Superbone wrote:
Mon Apr 26, 2021 12:23 pm
We really need CJ and especially, Mikal to be difference makers tonight.
It's tough to win when all of our wings are not hitting their 3s. We need at least one of Mikal / Cam Johnson / Crowder to have a strong game to really have a chance to beat top teams. Ideally 2 of them would be hitting in the same game; that makes us really tough to stop.
The chances of Crowder stepping up when he's not playing will make it a lot tougher for him to contribute.
Wormwood/Superbone 2019/2020 season bet: Suns win < 30 games, Wormwood wins, else 'Bone wins. 1 month avatar shame starting July 1st of winner's choosing. ACCOMPLISHED! 34 wins in a shortened season! Like it mattered. We rarely see Wormwood anyway!

User avatar
ShelC
Posts: 7843
Joined: Fri Feb 28, 2014 6:00 am

Re: Game Day: Suns (42-18) @ Knicks (34-27), Mon 4/26/21

Post by ShelC »

Craig starting at the 4spot


User avatar
Superbone
Posts: 21040
Joined: Wed Feb 26, 2014 11:44 am
Location: Escondido, CA (Phoenix Native)

Re: Game Day: Suns (42-18) @ Knicks (34-27), Mon 4/26/21

Post by Superbone »

Let's go! Let's end this trip strong!
Wormwood/Superbone 2019/2020 season bet: Suns win < 30 games, Wormwood wins, else 'Bone wins. 1 month avatar shame starting July 1st of winner's choosing. ACCOMPLISHED! 34 wins in a shortened season! Like it mattered. We rarely see Wormwood anyway!

User avatar
Superbone
Posts: 21040
Joined: Wed Feb 26, 2014 11:44 am
Location: Escondido, CA (Phoenix Native)

Re: Game Day: Suns (42-18) @ Knicks (34-27), Mon 4/26/21

Post by Superbone »

It’s going to be a battle if we want to take this. The Knicks want that 10th straight win badly.
Wormwood/Superbone 2019/2020 season bet: Suns win < 30 games, Wormwood wins, else 'Bone wins. 1 month avatar shame starting July 1st of winner's choosing. ACCOMPLISHED! 34 wins in a shortened season! Like it mattered. We rarely see Wormwood anyway!

User avatar
Flagrant Fowl
Posts: 4603
Joined: Tue Apr 01, 2014 8:04 am
Location: Haeundae, Busan, South Korea

Re: Game Day: Suns (42-18) @ Knicks (34-27), Mon 4/26/21

Post by Flagrant Fowl »

I thought Monty should've started Craig to replace Crowder when he was injured. It would be very encouraging for the playoff run to see him perform well in that role.
UOducks4life in a previous life. Valar Morghulis.

User avatar
ShelC
Posts: 7843
Joined: Fri Feb 28, 2014 6:00 am

Re: Game Day: Suns (42-18) @ Knicks (34-27), Mon 4/26/21

Post by ShelC »

I'm afraid we'll be stretching his usefulness and cutting down his effectiveness but we'll just have to see. Still think DA should get the assignment on Randle.

Post Reply