The old video of our wins against the mavs is useless tape. Kidd found something last year in the playoffs and is just killing us defensively. It’s why I think we need to go to an Ayton-centric offense against them. We should a versatility with playing either an inside or outside game that few teams possess. But monty just won’t punish teams inside with a heavy dosage of Ayton. When I say “heavy dosage” I mean give him like 28 shots. Force the mavs to adjust to what we are doing. Thus far it just seems like monty is doing the same and hoping for different outcomes.
I don't think the old tape is useless because it should remind the Suns of how to beat the Mavericks. The Suns obviously have to tweak their defense though.
In the Mavericks best outings, they plunder the Suns with 3-point shooting. I'm still having nightmares about Tim Hardaway shooting open corner threes last night. They have to make Luka work on both ends of the court. If he can beat the Suns by himself, that is the rout they should go.
We agree the Suns should have exploited their advantage inside with Ayton. They shouldn't play the Mavericks game by hoisting 3-point shots at will.
Also, the Suns need to make Luka work for some of his points. I thought Okogie could have helped there. At least he started the 2nd half.
The Suns need to toughen up at power forward and add another playmaker shooter. They can't be cream puffs.
It's a familiar refrain. Monty and James Jones should have learned.