Game Day Playoff Edition — Round 2, Game 2 — Denver Nuggets @ Phoenix Suns, Wednesday 6/9/2021

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Time: 7:30 pm AZ (6:30 pm PT/9:30 pm ET)
Place: Phoenix Suns Arena, Phoenix, AZ
TV: TNT

"Alexa, play 'Hurt' by Johnny Cash."



This song, this iconic cover of a song, was my go-to jam to get me ramped up for most Phoenix Suns games during the 2010s.

Not anymore.

Because, since then, things have gotten...



But seriously, I saw something in game 1 - the combined powers of Devin Booker, Chris Paul, DeAndre Ayton, and Mikal Bridges. I saw a crowd 11 years-starved for playoff basketball, as I saw 11-year olds in the crowd likely becoming Suns fans for life. And I saw a so-called one-horse town show exactly why the Suns will always be its peoples' passion.

At this point, I truly believe that the only team capable of stopping the Suns...are the Suns.

So let's take this round ball and rock out. Three more times.



GO SUNS!!!

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Nice job Charlie! I like your personal touch on it. The Suns better win or its all on you.

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This is an awesome post CS!

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That hurt song hurts me to watch and listen. It guess getting sad and depressed for a Suns game during the 2010’s would be fitting.

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SUNS FANS ON YOUR FEET! MAKE SOME NOISE! LET’S GO SUNS!!!
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Suns turn up the heat and MELT the Nuggets !.

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I was just thinking of the differences in playing styles from Suns playoff teams of the past. Remember 7 seconds or less? Now Paul lets the ball roll up the floor for as long as possible, so he maximizes their 24 seconds because they are going to use most if not all of it. The 7 seconds or less team wanted to get shots off before the defense was set so they always ran. Now teams like Denver are trying to push the ball on the Suns before the Suns defense can get set because the Suns defense is so good. Nobody accused the 7 seconds or less team of playing great defense.

Basically this team is the opposite of the 7 seconds or less team, except this team isn’t boring slow, it’s just methodical....most of the time.

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Polly says, "Go Suns! Stay undefeated during my lifetime! Beat the Nuggies!"

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Oh well this is an interesting stat
Don't know how much it actually affected Joker but sounds like there's a chance it could become a thing 🤔

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SUNS Fan from the Land of Sun, Sea and Sand ;)

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bajanguy008 wrote:
Wed Jun 09, 2021 8:25 am
Oh well this is an interesting stat
Don't know how much it actually affected Joker but sounds like there's a chance it could become a thing 🤔

Nobody on that play extended more energy than Jokic. It was great to see.

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Not sure if it actually sold out, or the Suns donated the remaining tickets... but there are zero tickets available except for re-sales.

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Indy wrote:
Wed Jun 09, 2021 9:07 am
Not sure if it actually sold out, or the Suns donated the remaining tickets... but there are zero tickets available except for re-sales.
Going to be lit again! I'm sure the fans have seen the articles about them and the player reactions. Might even take it to the next level if there is such a thing.
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Superbone wrote:
Wed Jun 09, 2021 10:21 am
Indy wrote:
Wed Jun 09, 2021 9:07 am
Not sure if it actually sold out, or the Suns donated the remaining tickets... but there are zero tickets available except for re-sales.
Going to be lit again! I'm sure the fans have seen the articles about them and the player reactions. Might even take it to the next level if there is such a thing.
I hope so. I have only been to 1 suns game in Phoenix in the last 4 years. And I haven't been to a playoff game since 05-06.

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So you are going to the game Indy?

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Nodack wrote:
Wed Jun 09, 2021 10:57 am
So you are going to the game Indy?
yes sir

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Indy wrote:
Wed Jun 09, 2021 1:12 pm
Nodack wrote:
Wed Jun 09, 2021 10:57 am
So you are going to the game Indy?
yes sir
Know me lol
Very Very cool. Do enjoy man ✌️💪👍
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I remembering Barton having a slow start to the season (fantasy league lol) but just peeping his Game Log looks like he was more himself post All Star break. Either way coming into the Playoffs in full swing I figure he might take a minute to find his groove especially as our D is no joke :twisted:
Personally I think Nuggets going to be looking for solutions on the defensive end and I'm not sure if Barton helps them much on that end but we'll see how much of a factor he is
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History of best-of-seven series in NBA playoffs (since 1984)

Below are statistics about the history of best-of-seven series since the 16-team playoff format began in 1984. The statistics are through the 2017 Playoffs.

• Teams that win the first game of a best-of-seven series go on to win the series 76.8% of the time (275-83).

• Teams that win the first game of a best-of-seven series at home go on to win the series 86.0% of the time (228-37)

• Teams that win the first game of a best-of-seven series on the road go on to win the series 50.5% of the time (47-46).

• Teams that win the first two games of a best-of-seven series go on to win the series 93.1% of the time (201-15).

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