Bucks @ Suns Tuesday Finals game thread 7-6-2021 - Game 1

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That's better than the "watch the game bro" stuff.

His play was utterly frustrating to watch tonight despite admittedly decent defense

It is hard to credit decent defense to a guy who multiple times just didn't box out.

If Ayton had this game he would be excoriated
What game were you watching? Seriously, Crowder was huge for us. Not just for defense but the toughness he brought. He made very physical statements that the Suns were not going to be pushed around. Sure, he shot horribly but this is a night where we didn't need him to be on. Seems to me you are nitpicking a handful of times he didn't do something.

Show me one person on the team who didn't do "something" a handful of times during this game. Bottom line is the vast majority of our toughness persona comes from Crowder. Despite his shooting woes Crowder was anything but frustrating to watch on the other end. My biggest frustration came from a couple of those really bad 3's he took. He does that at least a couple times a game though. Actually...that is typical for him.

This is basically the equivalent of people complaining about Ayton not boxing out and dropping a few easy passes despite having a historical run for a big man these playoffs. I mean really?!?
 
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More thoughts, refs were TOTALLY on the Suns side tonight. I counted 4 clear fouls not called while shooting.

I wouldn't exactly say that. The Bucks repeatedly camped out in the lane for up to 10 seconds at a time without a single 3-seconds call, I am still trying to figure out how in the world that was an offensive foul on Booker in the 3rd when he made the jumpshot and was knocked over, there was the foul called on Cam Johnson after he had the ball tied-up for four full steps by Giannis with no jump ball called, and there were at least a half dozen Bucks over-the-back fouls that were not called (plus Crowder literally being called for an under the back foul after being pushed into Brook Lopez by another Buck)...
 
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What a game! I couldn't be more proud of this team. Booker is everything we knew he was, Ayton is everything we hoped he could be. Too many other guys stepping up to mention but Paul, more than anyone... yeah, he's chippy, he gets under peoples skin, but the dude has a passion that I have not seen in ages.

I love this team.

We're on the door step, we're going to kick the door open.

This is our year.

I will be in the arena for game 2. LET'S GO SUNS!!!
 

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I wouldn't exactly say that. The Bucks repeatedly camped out in the lane for up to 10 seconds at a time without a single 3-seconds call, I am still trying to figure out how in the world that was an offensive foul on Booker in the 3rd when he made the jumpshot and was knocked over, there was the foul called on Cam Johnson after he had the ball tied-up for four full steps by Giannis with no jump ball called, and there were at least a half dozen Bucks over-the-back fouls that were called (plus Crowder literally being called for an under the back foul after being pushed into Brook Lopez by another Buck)...

After the Clippers series it really felt like this time we got the benefit from the officials
 

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What game were you watching? Seriously, Crowder was huge for us. Not just for defense but the toughness he brought. He made very physical statements that the Suns were not going to be pushed around. Sure, he shot horribly but this is a night where we didn't need him to be on. Seems to me you are nitpicking a handful of times he didn't do something.

Show me one person on the team who didn't do "something" a handful of times during this game. Bottom line is the vast majority of our toughness persona comes from Crowder. Despite his shooting woes Crowder was anything but frustrating to watch on the other end. My biggest frustration came from a couple of those really bad 3's he took. He does that at least a couple times a game though. Actually...that is typical for him.

This is basically the equivalent of people complaining about Ayton not boxing out and dropping a few easy passes despite having a historical run for a big man these playoffs. I mean really?!?

And here we go again.

I can simultaneously have watched the game and have a different perception than you. I have hashed it out enough last night.
 

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A bad game is just what it is, a bad game. My feeling is that Crowder will help the team win the championship. Management will evaluate him after the season and decide whether to keep him or move on.
 

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And here we go again.

I can simultaneously have watched the game and have a different perception than you. I have hashed it out enough last night.
That's fine. I didn't say you couldn't. It just boggles my mind you chose to nitpick something that was so minor. Have a good one.
 

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Seems I got this right:

Opening defensive matchups from the Suns:
Ayton on Giannis
Booker on Holiday
Bridges on Middleton
Paul on Tucker
Crowder on Lopez
 

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