The Suns are averaging 112 ppg on 50-40-86 shooting splits. They have five guys over a .60ts percentage. They can score on these guys.
CP3 looked better than he did in game 4 so I’m thinking he’ll be better after two more days off. As others have mentioned he’s got to provide some resistance against Jrue who is lighting him up. If Middleton gets going again I wouldn’t be against hack-a-Giannis to break their rhythm (although Giannis is a better FT shooter at home).
He looked better offensively, in large part because he started recognizing his physical limitations, and as such while more efficient, he was passing up wide open shots, even wide open lay-ups, and he stopped attempting those thread-the-needle passes that he usually makes. The result was efficient shooting and low turnovers statistically, but a very vanilla game on offense and poor offensive flow overall. As noted above, it also means a lot less drives and kick-outs, which in turn means fewer open three-point attempts. On defense, unlike on offense, there was nothing at all he could do to compensate for his injury, and as such, Holiday was able to abuse him because CP3 was physically unable to challenge shots or passes.