Bucks @ Suns Saturday Finals game thread 7-17-2021 Game - Game 5

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The Suns and Bucks are tied 2-2 in the Finals with Game 5 being played at Phoenix Suns Arena.

Whoever wins two out of the next three games is the NBA Champion.

The game will be televised on ABC.

Start time is scheduled for 6 p.m. Arizona time.



Edit: Phoenix Suns Arena renamed to Footprint Center.
 
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I have not quit on this team but the pressure is all back on the Suns right now. The story of the series is Chris Paul. 15 turnovers in the last three is the most by a player since 2012. What makes that a such a big deal is that Ayton goes how Paul goes. By Paul being so ineffective he basically limits Ayton's effectiveness as well. Booker can't simultaneously score 40 and pass to Ayton. If Paul remains this ineffective the Suns can't win this series. I am just saying it now. Paul needs to find a way to contribute and stop with the turnovers for us to have a chance.

Both teams held court. It's now a 3 game series. Paul needs to find a way for two of the next 3 to play better. If he does that we will be fine. We will win.
 

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I have not quit on this team but the pressure is all back on the Suns right now. The story of the series is Chris Paul. 15 turnovers in the last three is the most by a player since 2012. What makes that a such a big deal is that Ayton goes how Paul goes. By Paul being so ineffective he basically limits Ayton's effectiveness as well. Booker can't simultaneously score 40 and pass to Ayton. If Paul remains this ineffective the Suns can't win this series. I am just saying it now. Paul needs to find a way to contribute and stop with the turnovers for us to have a chance.

Both teams held court. It's now a 3 game series. Paul needs to find a way for two of the next 3 to play better. If he does that we will be fine. We will win.
Accurate.
 

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I have not quit on this team but the pressure is all back on the Suns right now. The story of the series is Chris Paul. 15 turnovers in the last three is the most by a player since 2012. What makes that a such a big deal is that Ayton goes how Paul goes. By Paul being so ineffective he basically limits Ayton's effectiveness as well. Booker can't simultaneously score 40 and pass to Ayton. If Paul remains this ineffective the Suns can't win this series. I am just saying it now. Paul needs to find a way to contribute and stop with the turnovers for us to have a chance.

Both teams held court. It's now a 3 game series. Paul needs to find a way for two of the next 3 to play better. If he does that we will be fine. We will win.

he’s got to stop with the behind the back passes and crazy dribble drives that go nowhere if he doesn’t have a good handle on the ball. His turnovers have just been killers the last two games.
 

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Booker and Ayton are going to dominate this game and we’ll get the benefit of the whistle. Our role guys shoot better at home. Also our fans in the arena have been awesome and the Valley jerseys are back. LFG.
Yeah. I think our guys are going to get REAL tired hearing about how the Bucks have taken control of the series after a game we handed them on a silver platter. I expect a W and a thunderous stadium to rock it.
 

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I will say I was really disappointed that after Monty apparently stressed playing with more pace, we seemed stuck in mud offensively with so little movement or running off rebounds. CP3 and Booker barely getting the ball over midcourt all game and eating the shot clock was beyond annoying.
 

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If suns lose this bucks win finals to avoid gm 7....

Let's see
 

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What a ride...... honestly, I don't care! I've enjoyed sports again at a high level for the first time in a lonnng time. The experience is what I'll remember.... On that note: Suns in 7....maybe. :lol:
 

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Random thought for game 5 but if Payne got hurt on that layup, I wouldn't mind seeing Craig come in as CP3's substitution going forward. Booker can run point for that time, and Craig would give us the defense to guard Middleton along with some for rebounding. We are seriously getting killed on the boards, and Craig is probably our best defender against Middleton.
 

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This series will either be the greatest triumph in Arizona sports history or the worst collapse in Arizona sport history. :eek:
 

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I believe I’ve said enough about CP3… Bottom line here is that he has been the clear-cut alpha leader of this team all season. And it’s crushing to have your leader now be the chief cause for losing the most important games in franchise history.
The pressure on this team is now combustible, but for Paul it’s even more so.
If he’s hurt to the point where he can’t be a productive and positive contributor (which I am certain is not the case), then he needs to sit, or at least not get starter mins. It’s beyond irresponsible to play a guy who is so compromised due to injury, that he can only serve as a turnover machine.
IMHO, he’s tired, worn-down and frustrated, which is causing his rookie-style decision making… It’s on him and Monty to design schemes to take pressure off of him (he shouldn’t be the sole guard bringing the ball up the court each possession). But ultimately, it’s on CP3 to man-up, power-up and get this team across the finish line…
Oh, I would also bench Bridges and start Cam Johnson! Bridges has gone into full crater mode, while Cam has risen to new heights!
 

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he’s got to stop with the behind the back passes and crazy dribble drives that go nowhere if he doesn’t have a good handle on the ball. His turnovers have just been killers the last two games.
And the slow walk of the floor barely making it over the time stripe before the eight second count

The suns let the other teams cross midcourt unimpeded but the suns are harassed every second

It’s become a major weakness that the other teams are exploiting and Monty has not reacted
 

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