Game Day Playoff Edition: Suns (1-1) @ Lakers (1-1), Thurs 5/27/21

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Re: Game Day Playoff Edition: Suns (1-1) @ Lakers (1-1), Thurs 5/27/21

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And the flagrant foul on Booker.
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Ayton has probably played himself into a max contract with this series.

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Booker needs to grow up.

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The Bobster wrote:
Thu May 27, 2021 9:42 pm
And the flagrant foul on Booker.
That wasn’t good by Booker

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Wally_West wrote:
Thu May 27, 2021 9:43 pm
Booker needs to grow up.
Yep.
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Schroder has been running his mouth all game and it got his ass shoved to the ground. Not saying it was a smart thing to do by Booker.
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Instead of being a pouty bitch, how bout you fucking show up and make shots, Booker.

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Schroeder has been a pain in the Suns’ ass this series. His play has made it so much easier for Davis and Lebron

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Other than Ayton and Payne nobody really showed anything tonight.

And like we said all season, not picking up another quality big man at some point this year left them with a huge hole up front.
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Wally_West wrote:
Thu May 27, 2021 9:43 pm
Ayton has probably played himself into a max contract with this series.
If this is truly Playoffs Ayton, he's on the fringe of deserving it. Got back some of the money he lost to Bridges over the year.

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Thu May 27, 2021 9:50 pm
Other than Ayton and Payne nobody really showed anything tonight.

And like we said all season, not picking up another quality big man at some point this year left them with a huge hole up front.
Imagine if the Suns had Drummond off the bench instead of Kaminsky.

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They gave up 66 points in the second half which is pretty indicative of their defensive "effort."
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Book played like ass and topped it off with a really stupid play. A child.

This team has a lot of growing up to do. We can’t have Bridges and johnson both out there way too scared to make impact plays.

Paul is useless, he hurt us by playing tonight.

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virtual9mm wrote:
Thu May 27, 2021 9:51 pm
Wally_West wrote:
Thu May 27, 2021 9:43 pm
Ayton has probably played himself into a max contract with this series.
If this is truly Playoffs Ayton, he's on the fringe of deserving it. Got back some of the money he lost to Bridges over the year.
Mikal has been so disappointing. I’m so confused by his performance thus far.

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Ayton 3-game averages - 40.0 Min, 82% FG%, 12.3 Reb, 21.7 Pts
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AD talking about how the Booker play at the end was such a dirty play...
Really, dude? After you kicked Crowder in the nuts?!?
Ridiculous to toss Booker for that but not AD last game. Even Jimmy Jackson, who was as pro-Lakers as the refs all game (tough to listen to), didn't think the Booker thing was enough to get tossed.

Let's hope Crowder and Bridges show up Sunday to tie it up and get home-court back.

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Ayton has actually shot the ball less frequently than he did in the regular season, he's just shooting closer to the basket and shooting a crazy FG%
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LVSunsFAN wrote:
Thu May 27, 2021 9:55 pm
AD talking about how the Booker play at the end was such a dirty play...
Really, dude? After you kicked Crowder in the nuts?!?
Ridiculous to toss Booker for that but not AD last game. Even Jimmy Jackson, who was as pro-Lakers as the refs all game (tough to listen to), didn't think the Booker thing was enough to get tossed.

Let's hope Crowder and Bridges show up Sunday to tie it up and get home-court back.
No, it was one of those stupid frustration things he does, and when you shove somebody that's already in the air like that, you've got a pretty good chance of getting tossed.
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I don’t really care that Book got tossed, the game was over...it was a frustration push...I thought it was a weak push though and Schroeder sold it big time. I did also think it was dumb for AD to go on his rant after he kicked Crowder in the balls.
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Wally_West wrote:
Thu May 27, 2021 9:53 pm
virtual9mm wrote:
Thu May 27, 2021 9:51 pm
Wally_West wrote:
Thu May 27, 2021 9:43 pm
Ayton has probably played himself into a max contract with this series.
If this is truly Playoffs Ayton, he's on the fringe of deserving it. Got back some of the money he lost to Bridges over the year.
Mikal has been so disappointing. I’m so confused by his performance thus far.
He's still young and this is his first playoffs. That being said, the playoffs tell you what kinds of players step up to the big games. We've learned something about Ayton and Bridges. Dario I'll give a pass on -- he just hasn't looked the same since COVID-19.

The scary and awesome thing about Ayton is that there are things I see that he can still improve on -- still bringing the ball down too much, missing a few defensive rotations, becoming consistent enough with the three pointer to shoot them occasionally, etc. But he's learned how to play with fouls and is obviously still learning and growing. Based on what I'm seeing on the floor right now, I can easily see him being more valuable than AD not so long from now.

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