Game Day: Kings (14-23) @ Suns (14-22), Tues 1/7/20

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Game Day: Kings (14-23) @ Suns (14-22), Tues 1/7/20

Post by Superbone » Tue Jan 07, 2020 10:29 am

Time: 7:00 pm AZ (6:00 pm PT/9:00 pm ET)
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This will conclude the Suns/Kings 4 game series this season. The Suns are up 2-1. Let's see if our new starting lineup can get it figured out.

Go Suns!!!

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Post by Indy » Tue Jan 07, 2020 11:04 am

¡suns o9

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Post by phatmike » Tue Jan 07, 2020 11:10 am

Honestly I don't really care about a W as long as they come out an play a complete game and show the same defensive intensity for the duration of the game they have been showing when down by double digits in a game. That said, if they do that, they should win by double digits.

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Post by Mori Chu » Tue Jan 07, 2020 11:54 am

Despite some tough recent losses, I do think we are near a turning point in a positive direction. We're still integrating Ayton and figuring out our lineups and rotations, but we are back to nearly full strength, and I think the pieces are there for us to improve. We should be able to win against teams like Sacramento; I think we are significantly better than they are. I hope we can get a W here. I also hope that Coach doesn't lean in too strongly toward the twin tower lineup; give Saric his minutes.

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Post by Democritus » Tue Jan 07, 2020 12:37 pm

A starting five with Bayton is a recipe for failure...
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Post by Indy » Tue Jan 07, 2020 12:54 pm

Democritus wrote:
Tue Jan 07, 2020 12:37 pm
A starting five with Bayton is a recipe for failure...
Unless you are playing the Knicks, which is the definition of failure.

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Post by Drewsprocket » Tue Jan 07, 2020 1:23 pm

Saric is in an ideal situation and needs to knock down his shots. If he’s in a slump it’s one thing but he needs to be effective out there not turning it over when his shot isn’t there.

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Post by Mori Chu » Tue Jan 07, 2020 2:00 pm

I'm a Saric defender. He does a lot of other things besides shoot. He has good court vision and passing, and he's a surprisingly decent defender and rebounder given his marginal athleticism and strength.

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Re: Game Day: Kings (14-23) @ Suns (14-22), Tues 1/7/20

Post by Indy » Tue Jan 07, 2020 2:06 pm

Mori Chu wrote:
Tue Jan 07, 2020 2:00 pm
I'm a Saric defender. He does a lot of other things besides shoot. He has good court vision and passing, and he's a surprisingly decent defender and rebounder given his marginal athleticism and strength.
But he is shooting 33% at the rim. And he shoots nearly as often at the rim as he does from 3. I know the common refrain is dunks or 3s, but we are better off with him shootings 3s than trying to dunk. He can't keep playing so soft around the rim. He hardly gets any FTAs from his shots at the rim, either. Only 53 FTAs all year, on 102 shots at the rim. About .5 FTA/shot at the rim. Booker is getting 1.15 FTA and Kelly is getting .77.

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Post by Superbone » Tue Jan 07, 2020 2:23 pm

Mori Chu wrote:
Tue Jan 07, 2020 2:00 pm
I'm a Saric defender.
Well, quit defending him and maybe he'll make more baskets! Hand down, man down.
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Re: Game Day: Kings (14-23) @ Suns (14-22), Tues 1/7/20

Post by Mori Chu » Tue Jan 07, 2020 5:59 pm

Superbone wrote:
Tue Jan 07, 2020 2:23 pm
Mori Chu wrote:
Tue Jan 07, 2020 2:00 pm
I'm a Saric defender.
Well, quit defending him and maybe he'll make more baskets! Hand down, man down.
Mama, there goes that man.

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Post by Superbone » Tue Jan 07, 2020 6:35 pm

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Post by djy2j » Tue Jan 07, 2020 6:42 pm

Let’s see if we can remember that we HAVE to guard Bogi. If he goes off again I’m going to really question Montys coaching capability.

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Post by Superbone » Tue Jan 07, 2020 6:53 pm

Yes, let's play with the same intensity that we brought in the 4th quarter against the Grizz. That is the only way this team is going to make the playoffs. We are NOT too cool for school.
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Post by The Bobster » Tue Jan 07, 2020 7:17 pm

All of a sudden Baynes can't guard anybody and can't make a shot.
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Post by phatmike » Tue Jan 07, 2020 7:22 pm

Ayton. Thank you! That said, Devin has missed him a couple of times already - one would have been tough but you gotta try

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Post by iLLmatic » Tue Jan 07, 2020 7:23 pm

This is the ayton I've been wanting to see.

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Post by iLLmatic » Tue Jan 07, 2020 7:23 pm

The Bobster wrote:
Tue Jan 07, 2020 7:17 pm
All of a sudden Baynes can't guard anybody and can't make a shot.
He either needs to shoot the 3 straight on or not at all.

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Post by phatmike » Tue Jan 07, 2020 7:29 pm

iLLmatic wrote:
Tue Jan 07, 2020 7:23 pm
This is the ayton I've been wanting to see.
Agreed. Even with him staying closer to the basket and NOT receiving the ball, he makes Booker and others so much more effective in lane penetration because Ayton's defender can't leave him to help. MORE MORE MORE

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Post by Split T » Tue Jan 07, 2020 7:30 pm

Okobo has been pretty good this year

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