Game Day: Suns (16-23) @ Hawks (8-32), Tues 1/14/20

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Game Day: Suns (16-23) @ Hawks (8-32), Tues 1/14/20

Post by Superbone » Mon Jan 13, 2020 11:46 pm

Time: 5:30 pm AZ (4:30 pm PT/7:30 pm ET)
Place: State Farm Arena, Atlanta, GA
TV: FSAZ/NBALP

On the road again... Can the Phoenix Suns win 4 in a row with Booker? Well, first they have to win their 3rd in a row against the struggling Hawks. Young is questionable.

Go Suns!!!

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Post by Nodack » Mon Jan 13, 2020 11:57 pm

Yes, they can!

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Post by Flagrant Fowl » Tue Jan 14, 2020 12:24 am

I'm going to be really pissed off if they come out with a lazy effort to start this game.

Atlanta and New York are two trap cities for immature teams, and I'd be very surprised to get a win in Boston.
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Post by Danimal » Tue Jan 14, 2020 7:40 am

Need the wins to get any kind of mojo and momentum back
I hope ayton keep improving each game
I wonder which Oubre we will see

I never know what to expect each game.
I just hoped they’ve learned
- they can’t start out half asleep
- this team can’t ever afford to relax

I can’t seem to remember the last time we convincingky beat a team. Was it against Brooklyn?

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Post by Danimal » Tue Jan 14, 2020 7:43 am

Also I wonder if Alex len only lives up to his draft pick status in the games he plays against us. I hope ayton gives him the business

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Post by Mori Chu » Tue Jan 14, 2020 8:55 am

I saw tweets (can't find them now) indicating that most of the Hawks team is out tonight. If we can't even beat the short-handed Hawks, ...

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Post by LazarusLong » Tue Jan 14, 2020 9:34 am

Danimal wrote:
Tue Jan 14, 2020 7:43 am
Also I wonder if Alex len only lives up to his draft pick status in the games he plays against us. I hope ayton gives him the business
He is listed as doubtful for this game.
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Post by ShelC » Tue Jan 14, 2020 9:53 am



Looks like Young and Hunter are playing.

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Post by Superbone » Tue Jan 14, 2020 9:58 am

We'll be short-handed. Rubio is having his first baby.

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Post by Nodack » Tue Jan 14, 2020 11:04 am

Atlanta has struggled with four straight losses coming into the game and they are in the basement of the Eastern Conference. The Hawks have their work cut out for them with their porous defense causing all kinds of issues. If Atlanta is minus Young, they really struggle to do much on the offensive end, as we saw in the loss to the Nets. Phoenix is hanging in the Western Conference playoff picture and they come in off back to back victories. The Suns have gotten good production from Booker, Oubre Jr. and Ayton. That trio trumps what the Hawks roll out and gives Phoenix the win here.
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The Atlanta Hawks will take on the Phoenix Suns at 7:30 p.m. ET on Tuesday at State Farm Arena. Atlanta is 8-32 overall and 4-14 at home, while Phoenix is 16-23 overall and 7-9 on the road. Phoenix is favored by 3.5 points in the latest Hawks vs. Suns odds
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Prediction

Suns 114, Hawks 97

Moneyline (ML)

The Suns are favored at -162. They have won two in a row and three of five, while the Hawks (+135) have lost four straight and eight of 10. They also enter with injury concerns. With no Alex Len, they will be shorthanded up front, giving Suns C DeAndre Ayton and C Aron Baynes a chance to have big games. The Hawks are only 4-14 at home and 3-13 when underdogs at home. The Suns are an even 2-2 when favored on the road.

Phoenix's defensive intensity has returned and Kelly Oubre has scored at least 17 points in eight straight (and 25 or more in half of those). The SUNS (-162) are a comfortable bet in this game.

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Re: Game Day: Suns (16-23) @ Hawks (8-32), Tues 1/14/20

Post by djy2j » Tue Jan 14, 2020 11:41 am

Predicting a win and a 40 point game from Booker. Hawks are piss poor on defense. Would'nt mind seeing Carter on Trae Young for a bit. I would have Carter playing off guard on offense though. I don't want him running point.
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Re: Game Day: Suns (16-23) @ Hawks (8-32), Tues 1/14/20

Post by Cap » Tue Jan 14, 2020 11:45 am

djy2j wrote:
Tue Jan 14, 2020 11:41 am
Would'nt mind seeing Carter on Trae Young for a bit.
Young may be on the bench in street clothes, in which case Carter would get a T for getting on him.

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Post by ShelC » Tue Jan 14, 2020 12:01 pm

I don't totally hate PointBook this year the way I did last year. I'm sure we'll get a heavy dose of it tonight.

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Post by Shabazz » Tue Jan 14, 2020 1:16 pm

I’d like to see Ty Jerome get the backup minutes. Need to see if he’s figured it out at all. We know what Carter gives us.

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Post by ShelC » Tue Jan 14, 2020 4:43 pm

Let the Ayton/lineup discussion proceed...


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Post by ShelC » Tue Jan 14, 2020 4:52 pm

Lineup for tonight:


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Post by Superbone » Tue Jan 14, 2020 4:53 pm

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Post by ShelC » Tue Jan 14, 2020 4:55 pm

Hopefully Trae doesn't roast Okobo.

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Post by Superbone » Tue Jan 14, 2020 4:55 pm

ShelC wrote:
Tue Jan 14, 2020 4:55 pm
Hopefully Trae doesn't roast Okobo.
We had better double team him.
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Post by The Bobster » Tue Jan 14, 2020 5:00 pm

ShelC wrote:
Tue Jan 14, 2020 4:55 pm
Hopefully Trae doesn't roast Okobo.
Look for Okobo to have a good night offensively......
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