Game Day: Hornets (15-26) @ Suns (15-23), Sun 1/11/20

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Game Day: Hornets (15-26) @ Suns (15-23), Sun 1/11/20

Post by Superbone » Sun Jan 12, 2020 12:49 am

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The Suns end their 5 game home stand Sunday night. They need to win to salvage a 3-2 record for said home stand. The Hornets have been struggling as well having lost three straight games and nine of their last 11. Let's hope we see another step forward by the Suns.

Go Suns!!!

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Re: Game Day: Hornets (15-26) @ Suns (15-23), Sun 1/11/20

Post by LazarusLong » Sun Jan 12, 2020 12:58 pm

Make sure Marvin Williams doesn't rise from the dead as he did last time these two teams played.
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Re: Game Day: Hornets (15-26) @ Suns (15-23), Sun 1/11/20

Post by JeremyG » Sun Jan 12, 2020 6:17 pm

It's been over 5 minutes, can we please get Baynes out of there?

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Post by The Bobster » Sun Jan 12, 2020 6:19 pm

You look at the Suns talent and the Hornets talent and you wonder how they both have the same number of wins.
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Re: Game Day: Hornets (15-26) @ Suns (15-23), Sun 1/11/20

Post by Superbone » Sun Jan 12, 2020 6:22 pm

The Bobster wrote:
Sun Jan 12, 2020 6:19 pm
You look at the Suns talent and the Hornets talent and you wonder how they both have the same number of wins.
Not after tonight! :D
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Re: Game Day: Hornets (15-26) @ Suns (15-23), Sun 1/11/20

Post by JeremyG » Sun Jan 12, 2020 6:27 pm

Great example right there of what people have been talking about. Bridges refuses to pass it to an in-great-position-in-the-post Ayton even with the clock running out.

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Post by Flagrant Fowl » Sun Jan 12, 2020 6:29 pm

JeremyG wrote:
Sun Jan 12, 2020 6:27 pm
Great example right there of what people have been talking about. Bridges refuses to pass it to an in-great-position-in-the-post Ayton even with the clock running out.
That wasn't great position. Ayton was 15 feet from the hoop and the Hornets weak side defenders would've been all over the high, overhead pass it would've taken to get the ball to Ayton.

Great position would've been not allowing Zeller to push him outside of the paint.
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Re: Game Day: Hornets (15-26) @ Suns (15-23), Sun 1/11/20

Post by Flagrant Fowl » Sun Jan 12, 2020 6:32 pm

Every Hornets basket has come at the rim since Ayton entered the game.

Then he gets baited into a cheap foul on a three point shot.

Not a great look for the guy complaining about his role.
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Post by The Bobster » Sun Jan 12, 2020 6:34 pm

36% shooting in the first quarter
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Post by iLLmatic » Sun Jan 12, 2020 6:35 pm

Flagrant Fowl wrote:
Sun Jan 12, 2020 6:32 pm
Every Hornets basket has come at the rim since Ayton entered the game.

Then he gets baited into a cheap foul on a three point shot.

Not a great look for the guy complaining about his role.
Standing at 7ft tall with your arms up isn't enough I guess.

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Post by iLLmatic » Sun Jan 12, 2020 6:35 pm

Also, I've yet to see a low post move from Ayton that blows me away. Does he have more than 2 moves down low?

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Post by The Bobster » Sun Jan 12, 2020 6:36 pm

Flagrant Fowl wrote:
Sun Jan 12, 2020 6:32 pm
Every Hornets basket has come at the rim since Ayton entered the game.

Then he gets baited into a cheap foul on a three point shot.

Not a great look for the guy complaining about his role.

A lot of those baskets they give up are because our perimeter defenders are terrible.
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Re: Game Day: Hornets (15-26) @ Suns (15-23), Sun 1/11/20

Post by JeremyG » Sun Jan 12, 2020 6:40 pm

Flagrant Fowl wrote:
Sun Jan 12, 2020 6:32 pm
Every Hornets basket has come at the rim since Ayton entered the game.

Then he gets baited into a cheap foul on a three point shot.

Not a great look for the guy complaining about his role.
Show me one quote where he has complained about his role.

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Re: Game Day: Hornets (15-26) @ Suns (15-23), Sun 1/11/20

Post by ShelC » Sun Jan 12, 2020 6:42 pm

Rubio, Tyler Johnson, Bridges, Cam and Baynes is not exactly a dynamite lineup. Need more offense and athleticism.

Some very good with Ayton, some pretty bad. Just part of the process at this point. Okobo got the quick hook so Rubio's getting a lot of minutes.

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Post by Flagrant Fowl » Sun Jan 12, 2020 6:44 pm

JeremyG wrote:
Sun Jan 12, 2020 6:40 pm
Flagrant Fowl wrote:
Sun Jan 12, 2020 6:32 pm
Every Hornets basket has come at the rim since Ayton entered the game.

Then he gets baited into a cheap foul on a three point shot.

Not a great look for the guy complaining about his role.
Show me one quote where he has complained about his role.
He was reportedly talking with coaches and management because he approves of his role coming of the bench. My bad.
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Re: Game Day: Hornets (15-26) @ Suns (15-23), Sun 1/11/20

Post by Flagrant Fowl » Sun Jan 12, 2020 6:45 pm

ShelC wrote:
Sun Jan 12, 2020 6:42 pm
Rubio, Tyler Johnson, Bridges, Cam and Baynes is not exactly a dynamite lineup. Need more offense and athleticism.

Some very good with Ayton, some pretty bad. Just part of the process at this point. Okobo got the quick hook so Rubio's getting a lot of minutes.
Okobo was getting roasted by the Hornets guards on both ends.
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Post by The Bobster » Sun Jan 12, 2020 6:46 pm

You know you've given up on playing defense when you start playing a zone.
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Re: Game Day: Hornets (15-26) @ Suns (15-23), Sun 1/11/20

Post by LazarusLong » Sun Jan 12, 2020 6:46 pm

Baynes can't hit from the field or from the free throw line. Oof ...
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Post by Flagrant Fowl » Sun Jan 12, 2020 6:48 pm

Rubio is shooting well tonight. Can't waste that performance.
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Re: Game Day: Hornets (15-26) @ Suns (15-23), Sun 1/11/20

Post by Flagrant Fowl » Sun Jan 12, 2020 6:50 pm

The Bobster wrote:
Sun Jan 12, 2020 6:46 pm
You know you've given up on playing defense when you start playing a zone.
Not true. Trying something different in an attempt to keep the Hornets from getting layups is better than "not giving up" and continuing to play bad man defense.
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