2020-21 Around the NBA Thread

Discussion in 'Phoenix Suns' started by JCSunsfan, Nov 25, 2020.

  1. Proximo

    Proximo Registered

    Posts:
    4,902
    Likes Received:
    2,869
    Joined:
    Mar 8, 2015
    well, too bad, that’s who it is going to be.
     
  2. Mainstreet

    Mainstreet Registered User Contributor

    Posts:
    71,710
    Likes Received:
    17,438
    Joined:
    Oct 19, 2003

    The Jazz could be the best team in the NBA. Suns are 3-0 against Utah beating them with and without Mike Conley.

    At least the Suns have a blueprint of how to win.

    I'm not looking past Denver though.
     
  3. Proximo

    Proximo Registered

    Posts:
    4,902
    Likes Received:
    2,869
    Joined:
    Mar 8, 2015
    The one thing that worries me about the Jazz - in those three games we played them - I can remember in at least 2 of them they shot very poorly from 3 and the suns still barely won.

    I am looking past Denver, only way suns lose to them is if we lose multiple players to injury.
     
  4. Mainstreet

    Mainstreet Registered User Contributor

    Posts:
    71,710
    Likes Received:
    17,438
    Joined:
    Oct 19, 2003
    I'm hoping the Suns defense had something to do with those wins.

    However, those victories only tell me the Suns are capable of beating the Jazz in a series... nothing more.
     
  5. Suns_fan69

    Suns_fan69 Official ASFN Lurker

    Age:
    40
    Posts:
    2,432
    Likes Received:
    645
    Joined:
    Oct 2, 2002
    Location:
    Vancouver, BC, Canada
    Man, Donovan Mitchell is on another level right now. A Jazz matchup scares me, they are disciplined on defense and share the ball on offense. They can get 3 happy, and potentially soft in the mid range on defense, but it will be a dogfight.
     
    Mainstreet likes this.
  6. Hoop Head

    Hoop Head Registered

    Posts:
    9,970
    Likes Received:
    4,288
    Joined:
    Feb 4, 2005
    Location:
    Tempe, AZ
    They scare me more with Conley out. It seems they move the ball more without him. Its not his fault, he's a decent facilitator but without him Mitchell takes over as PG and he's more willing to pass since he knows he'll have it every possession. I'm surprised they didn't make him their full-time PG after losing Rubio because he seems to play better there. Find a good 3&D combo guard to pair with him.
     
  7. JCSunsfan

    JCSunsfan Registered User

    Posts:
    19,258
    Likes Received:
    3,917
    Joined:
    Oct 24, 2002
    What I love both about the Jazz and Suns are the way they play the game. Balanced offense/defense.

    you watch the Nets and they don’t play much D. I watched the Nets bucks game yesterday and was not that impressed with Giannis. He passes up a lot of good midrange shots to go for contested shots at the rim.

    Durant is the scary player in that series.
     
  8. Mainstreet

    Mainstreet Registered User Contributor

    Posts:
    71,710
    Likes Received:
    17,438
    Joined:
    Oct 19, 2003
    I've always been a fan of how the Jazz play going back to the Jerry Sloan days. They are a good team to pattern for consistency.
     
  9. Ouchie-Z-Clown

    Ouchie-Z-Clown I'm better than Mulli!

    Age:
    52
    Posts:
    36,145
    Likes Received:
    19,609
    Joined:
    Sep 16, 2002
    Location:
    SoCal
    Look, there are only 8 teams left playing. They all should be good. No one is likely to be a cakewalk at this juncture.
     
    Suns_fan69 likes this.
  10. Ouchie-Z-Clown

    Ouchie-Z-Clown I'm better than Mulli!

    Age:
    52
    Posts:
    36,145
    Likes Received:
    19,609
    Joined:
    Sep 16, 2002
    Location:
    SoCal
    I heard a stat today, in 74 shots taken in playoffs with 0-2 dribbles he’s shooting 64%. In 75 shots taken with 3+ dribbles he’s shooting 36%. And he’s been abysmal from 3. He’s a classic case of dude, know who you are.
     
  11. JCSunsfan

    JCSunsfan Registered User

    Posts:
    19,258
    Likes Received:
    3,917
    Joined:
    Oct 24, 2002
    This is what makes playoff basketball great. Even the adjustments.

    That Nets/Bucks game with the defensive adjustments. Wow.
     
  12. AsUpRoDiGy

    AsUpRoDiGy Magnanimous

    Posts:
    4,880
    Likes Received:
    2,046
    Joined:
    Apr 13, 2009
    Location:
    Phx
    PG13 looking very G rated in this series.
     
  13. jf-08

    jf-08 Administrator; Rules Creator Staff Member

    Posts:
    16,647
    Likes Received:
    2,911
    Joined:
    May 15, 2002
    Location:
    Chandler
    :stick:
     
  14. cheesebeef

    cheesebeef Registered User Contributor

    Age:
    44
    Posts:
    66,253
    Likes Received:
    23,773
    Joined:
    Jan 2, 2003
    Embiid is playing great, but man, it looks like he’s miserable and laboring on that knee.
     
  15. Mainstreet

    Mainstreet Registered User Contributor

    Posts:
    71,710
    Likes Received:
    17,438
    Joined:
    Oct 19, 2003
    The 76ers have come alive tonight and lead Atlanta 95-75 at the end of 3rd.
     

Share This Page