Hornets @ Suns Wednesday game thread 2-24-2021

Discussion in 'Phoenix Suns' started by Mainstreet, Feb 23, 2021.

  1. Ouchie-Z-Clown

    Ouchie-Z-Clown I'm better than Mulli!

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    True, but that means they’re likely outperforming the other top teams against better competition, right? They’ve just had greater volatility in their wins and losses.
     
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    Yes, more or less. Also, I misspoke before: Brooklyn is the other top-ten team that really struggles against the dregs.

    Right, so the question is which set of games is the truer indicator: Their overperformance against good teams, or their underperformance against bad ones?
     
  3. Ouchie-Z-Clown

    Ouchie-Z-Clown I'm better than Mulli!

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    I actually think it highlights a young team learning to win. But to my earlier point, with the list I provided, every team loses multiple games to lesser teams and don’t win every game “they’re supposed to win.”
     
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    agreed.

    I also wonder if people have unreal expectations for this team. This team is a solid playoff contender, not a title contender. They’re too young, inexperienced and don’t have a third star needed to make them a title contender. So we’re good, but not great and that’s the type of team will lose to mediocre teams over the course of the season.

    we just aren’t a title contending club yet. And it will be tough to become one based on the makeup of the team. But I’m pretty stoked where we are considering where we’ve been.
     
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  5. SactownSunsFan

    SactownSunsFan Welcome to the Age of Ayton

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    #BOOKWASFOULED
     
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    Well, here in Charlotte they had this game as a loss. Going golfing out of town will be a nice drive except listening to sports radio.
     
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    82CardsGrad 7 x 70

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    Last night was one of those games where we 100% needed a dominant Ayton. He whiffed... yet again.
    Shooting will come and go. And when it goes, Ayton NEEDS to step up and carry a bigger load.
    Charlotte is not a “drug” team. They are better than their record suggests. That said, Ayton should’ve been dominant last night. I mean, he wasn’t facing Embid, or anyone close to that!
    Our defense sucked for sure and Monty is all over that. But, Ayton could’ve and really should’ve made the difference last night. Bummer...
     
  8. Mainstreet

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    In the video one can see Booker was clearly fouled on the arm as his shot fell short.

     
  9. Mainstreet

    Mainstreet Registered User Contributor

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    Jazz beat the Lakers last night and OKC beat San Antonio as well so Suns missed a golden opportunity to improve their position in the standings.
     
  10. Mainstreet

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    This is the math of it.

    The other part is the Suns played terrible defense and still had a chance to win. Their lack of intensity on defense left a bad taste in my mouth.
     
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    Oh Booker, picks up a dumb foul, challenge won. Picks up another foul. Gets a T. I get its an emotional game, but man it gets the best of him a lot of times.

    Ayton is a big wuss out there, I think the rest of the team doesn't want to feed him anymore. Sometimes he's open but they'd rather take the midrange or the floater.

    It feels like we need more Nader and less Cam. Crowder and Cam are way too inconsistent. Bridges with his offensive game emerging, isn't that lock down guy anymore.

    Monty let this get out of hand a few times, there is such a thing as momentum IMO and can be stopped with timely timouts.
     
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    You're right and you're wrong. Ayton does get attacked mercilessly here. Several posters go postal on every single aspect of his game and completely ignore the positive aspects. But if you are watching every game, there are nights when it's quite a challenge to do otherwise. He should be much better right now than he is. Some nights he shows us we're right in believing in him and some nights he just kills us with his lack of focus and aggression.

    And it's a sure sign you've actually been avoiding the Suns portion (as you said) for quite some time if you don't think posters here do and have done the same with Booker. When things have gone poorly and on nights when Booker has been anything less than stellar, a few posters pick him apart like he's the worst player to ever step foot on the court. And Bridges gets judged almost as harshly.
     
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    I thought the Suns bench would have the advantage last night and most nights.

    However, the Hornets bench outscored the Suns bench by twenty, 54-34.
     
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    If anyone wants another look at the foul on Booker on the final shot.

     
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    I’m not aware of the rules and whether not Hayward touching the ball first negated a foul. Either way I’m surprised it wasn’t called in real time.
     

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