Hornets @ Suns Friday game thread 12-29-2023

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Rozier is what he is usually a ball hog shooter that’s gonna put it up a lot! He was uncanny hot tonight, shoot their whole team shot over 50% and made 23 3s you rarely win when a team makes 23 3s against you! But we saw how good our offense can be shooting over 60% from the field and from 3 that’s pretty crazy. Also Beal just playing casual only scoring 6 and more being a facilitator than taking a bunch of shots, expect to see him more aggressive soon think just staying away from traffic a little really. Great back to back games from the Suns, they did play defense tonight sometimes teams make contested shots not usually at the clip they did from 3 tonight! Crazy game…
 

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Denver got their teeth kicked in lots of games can go either way in today’s NBA where the 3s are flying! Shoot freaking Portland smoked the Lings a few days back with Fox going off so anything can happen even to good teams. Hornets were hot but we were hotter and played enough D to make them shoot contested looks. Really Rozier and Miller were the ones killing us…
 

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I know Rozier may be seen as a black hole offensively, but he scored 42 on only 22 shots. That’s very efficient.

I’m tired of these guards having there way and we’ve given up two 50 pieces to Luka and Brunson the last 2 weeks. That’s concerning.
 

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I know Rozier may be seen as a black hole offensively, but he scored 42 on only 22 shots. That’s very efficient.

I’m tired of these guards having there way and we’ve given up two 50 pieces to Luka and Brunson the last 2 weeks. That’s concerning.

No Okogie and Saban Lee seems to have taken Goodwin's spot. Opposing guards will go off. I think Booker will start exerting himself more on D now that Beal is back also. He really couldn't afford to before because we needed all he had on offense.
 

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I know Rozier may be seen as a black hole offensively, but he scored 42 on only 22 shots. That’s very efficient.

I’m tired of these guards having there way and we’ve given up two 50 pieces to Luka and Brunson the last 2 weeks. That’s concerning.

It's the defense. They switch despite having not elite athletes. They also go under screens. Here is where we miss Ayton for all his flaws.

Guys switch or go under screens and it leads to clean 3 point looks.
 
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It's the defense. They switch despite having not elite athletes. They also go under screens. Here is where we miss Ayton for all his flaws.

Guys switch or go under screens and it leads to clean 3 point looks.

This is what I have been thinking as well.

The Suns need to clean up giving those open threes to opponents but I'm not sure how.
 

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It's the defense. They switch despite having not elite athletes. They also go under screens. Here is where we miss Ayton for all his flaws.

Guys switch or go under screens and it leads to clean 3 point looks.
Do people have amnesia of the Nuggets and Mavs BOMBING WIDE OPEN threes on us at will in the last two playoffs with Ayton… and Bridges?
 

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Amanda makes me miss Lindsey even more. Can't even watch that podcast Lindsey does now that Flex is on there. I thought he was bad on Twitter and he proved he can be much worse.

Amanda is an old lady lol by Linsey terms.

Flex is actually ok most times on PHNX. I hated the social media stuff but sometimes he’s got some good arguments.
 

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Do people have amnesia of the Nuggets and Mavs BOMBING WIDE OPEN threes on us at will in the last two playoffs with Ayton… and Bridges?

2021 #4 3 point defense
2022 #13 in 3 Point defense
2023 #11 in 3 point defense (before tonight)

So I have definitely erased 2022 from my mind
 

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So far, I have been way off on his signing.

I do still have questions about the coach though.

You aren't alone. I was 99.9% sure he'd be the 5th starter. Maybe he'd come off the bench for smaller matchup purposes when Grayson or Gordon started in his place but he was easily going to be that guy in 80%+ of the games he played in. He looked rocky in preseason but he started pulling it together towards the end but I think those were just good games by him rather than stepping up. He's been pedestrian more often than not.

I'm not sold on Vogel either but I don't blame KBD on him. He had opportunities, he never stepped up.
 
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