Bucks @ Suns Thursday Finals game thread 7-8-2021 - Game 2

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It's on to Game 2 which will also be played at Phoenix Suns Arena.

The game will be televised on ABC.

Scheduled start time is again 6 p.m. Arizona time.

Let's get Game 2.

Go Suns!
 

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if the Bucks win game 2, they're tied with 2 home games ahead.
but it looks like they're in trouble because...

1. Giannis is healthy -- and contained
and he's shaky from the FT line
and Ayton performed as well as he did.
2. Middleton scored 29 but he had to play all but 3.5 minutes to do it
3. Crowder is due for his hot phase
4. how can they play more aggressive D in game 2 after we shot 25 of 26 from the line in game 1.
5. we played great D, and it's easier to duplicate than great offense.
 

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Remember when everyone kept talking about Ayton cancelling out Jokich? I think he has the ability to do the same for Giannis. Think about this. If Ayton can comes close to matching or exceeding Giannis that means one of the other guys has to have a HUGE night for them to have a chance to win. I think Ayton is the key. If he matches or exceeds Giannis or simply offsets most of his rebounding the Suns are in good shape.
 

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Protecting home court and going up 2-0 is critical. If we are able to do this the pressure will be nearly insurmountable for Milwaukee in my opinion.

At that point we need to steal game 3 or 4 on the road and then they’ll be toast and we’ll be ready to win it on our court in game 5.
 

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Eddie Johnson doesn't think the Bucks can run with the Suns. He thinks they will try to slow down the tempo and beat the Suns up inside.

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Eddie Johnson doesn't think the Bucks can run with the Suns. He thinks they will try to slow down the tempo and beat the Suns up inside.

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Yesterday what he said was that it wasn’t in the bucks interest to play fast paced bc suns were better at it. He was right.
 

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Yesterday what he said was that it wasn’t in the bucks interest to play fast paced bc suns were better at it. He was right.

I'm looking for the Bucks to try to slow it down in Game 2 and pound it inside.
 

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if the Bucks win game 2, they're tied with 2 home games ahead.
but it looks like they're in trouble because...

1. Giannis is healthy -- and contained
and he's shaky from the FT line
and Ayton performed as well as he did.
2. Middleton scored 29 but he had to play all but 3.5 minutes to do it
3. Crowder is due for his hot phase
4. how can they play more aggressive D in game 2 after we shot 25 of 26 from the line in game 1.
5. we played great D, and it's easier to duplicate than great offense.

Solid take
 

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The general feeling on a Bucks forum I checked out is roughly "Well, we played a D+ game and hung around a while and they played about as good a game as they're capable of, so I like our chances". If they think that was the best the Suns can do...well.
 

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I'm looking for the Bucks to try to slow it down in Game 2 and pound it inside.
This is especially true if Saric is out. They go right at Ayton and try to get him in foul trouble. Then you are looking at Kaminsky and Crowder inside.
 
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