Game Day Playoff Edition — Round 2, Game 3 — Phoenix Suns @ Denver Nuggets, Friday 6/11/2021

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Mori Chu wrote:
Fri Jun 11, 2021 8:34 am
There's also the "playing at altitude" factor. The Nugs have a nice home-court advantage given that they're used to the thin air up there. This will be a tough game to come into their house and win, given that they know a loss tonight would essentially mean they've lost the series.
The good thing is the Suns traveled up there pretty early yesterday. So they at least had 36 hours or so to adjust a bit.

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Also, the Suns won two road games against LA, so they have proven they can do this on the road in the Playoffs.

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Random but very cool note. I found out today (I've moved into a Solution Architect role as of 3 weeks ago with a new company, Acorio) that our company worked closely with the NBA during Covid-19 and the bubble last year! Super cool!


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AmareIsGod wrote:
Fri Jun 11, 2021 9:21 am
Random but very cool note. I found out today (I've moved into a Solution Architect role as of 3 weeks ago with a new company, Acorio) that our company worked closely with the NBA during Covid-19 and the bubble last year! Super cool!


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congrats on the new job

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Indy wrote:
Fri Jun 11, 2021 9:31 am
AmareIsGod wrote:
Fri Jun 11, 2021 9:21 am
Random but very cool note. I found out today (I've moved into a Solution Architect role as of 3 weeks ago with a new company, Acorio) that our company worked closely with the NBA during Covid-19 and the bubble last year! Super cool!


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congrats on the new job
Thanks Indy. Are you going to Game 5, if it gets that far?
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AmareIsGod wrote:
Fri Jun 11, 2021 9:34 am
Indy wrote:
Fri Jun 11, 2021 9:31 am
AmareIsGod wrote:
Fri Jun 11, 2021 9:21 am
Random but very cool note. I found out today (I've moved into a Solution Architect role as of 3 weeks ago with a new company, Acorio) that our company worked closely with the NBA during Covid-19 and the bubble last year! Super cool!


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congrats on the new job
Thanks Indy. Are you going to Game 5, if it gets that far?
I am going to be out of town the next two weeks. :(

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AmareIsGod wrote:
Fri Jun 11, 2021 9:34 am
Random but very cool note. I found out today (I've moved into a Solution Architect role as of 3 weeks ago with a new company, Acorio) that our company worked closely with the NBA during Covid-19 and the bubble last year! Super cool!
That's great to hear. And congratulations on the new job role!

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The Nuggets are favored tonight: https://arizonasports.com/story/2684717 ... -favorite/

Monty needs to put that on the bulletin board, and let the team regain their underdog status and keep that competitive edge.

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Mori Chu wrote:
Fri Jun 11, 2021 8:34 am
There's also the "playing at altitude" factor. The Nugs have a nice home-court advantage given that they're used to the thin air up there. This will be a tough game to come into their house and win, given that they know a loss tonight would essentially mean they've lost the series.
I don't know. We seem to be in better shape than them. Or at least DA seems to be tiring out Jokic.

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We beat them in Denver in the regular season, when they had Jamal Murray. So we are definitely capable.

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Statistically this season the road hasn't phased us. Took two in LA in round 1 and had the best road % during the regular season.
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Fri Jun 11, 2021 1:42 pm
Statistically this season the road hasn't phased us. Took two in LA in round 1 and had the best road % during the regular season.
Phoenix had the best road record in the league this season.

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And in the regular season, we won the match in Denver.

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Indy wrote:
Fri Jun 11, 2021 8:18 am
Gladiator wrote:
Fri Jun 11, 2021 3:16 am
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I'm expecting everything that can go wrong will go wrong for the Suns in this game. I'll try to remain calm and rational if they lose, but no promises.
You and me both..on both counts. This will be by far the toughest game of the series so far
Same. Like I wouldn't be surprised to see a combined 3-19 from 3 for Mikal/Jae/Cam came today and the Nuggets hit everything and jump out to a 20 point lead in the first half.

Oh, and have they announced which game Scott Foster is calling next? He was in Utah last night. Denver is a quick plane ride.
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Superbone wrote:
Fri Jun 11, 2021 4:57 pm
Indy wrote:
Fri Jun 11, 2021 8:18 am
Gladiator wrote:
Fri Jun 11, 2021 3:16 am
Flagrant Fowl wrote:
Fri Jun 11, 2021 12:50 am
I'm expecting everything that can go wrong will go wrong for the Suns in this game. I'll try to remain calm and rational if they lose, but no promises.
You and me both..on both counts. This will be by far the toughest game of the series so far
Same. Like I wouldn't be surprised to see a combined 3-19 from 3 for Mikal/Jae/Cam came today and the Nuggets hit everything and jump out to a 20 point lead in the first half.

Oh, and have they announced which game Scott Foster is calling next? He was in Utah last night. Denver is a quick plane ride.
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Looks promising. Have a winning record with all but Barnaky (0-1).
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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!

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Something special for luck in this game. Wife and I bought lil Polly a Suns onesie! She's showing her true colors of purple and orange!! GO SUNS!!

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THAT'S WHAT I'M TALKING ABOUT!!! LET'S GO, POLLY! LET'S GO SUNS!!!
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Let’s go suuuuuns.

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I like this little pregame love fest for Jokic. Maybe their mind isn't into the game like it should be to start. I hope the Suns go at them hard early.
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