Knicks @ Suns Friday game thread 5-7-2021

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cheese, if it's so important to not face the Lakers in the first round (which i've agreed to twice) because we'd likely get beat (aka "eliminated") then my point is made -- we've been playing intense, must-win games to secure the top seed --the top seed in the league, which is a major accomplishment in itself worth playing with full intensity for

and it's a straw-man argument to say because i'm celebrating great wins under playoff-like intensity i'm "bizarrely ignoring what every great nba player" said.

not that you care, but petty nit-picking turned me off to posting here before and it will only take a little more to drive me away for good

just say the word, you or hoop or steph and i'm gone

Good grief dude. People are going to disagree about things on this board. You’re saying things I disagree with so I’m saying so. That’s what happens on a message board. You’re also distorting what I’m saying.

like this:

and it's a straw-man argument to say because i'm celebrating great wins under playoff-like intensity i'm "bizarrely ignoring what every great nba player" said.


I think last nights win was a great win. I have no problem with you celebrating it. I loved it too. That said, I don’t think beating a 5 seed in the East though prepares us for the playoff intensity of a defending champion Laker team that if healthy has one of the most stacked teams ever.

Hell, even Booker has said he knows the intensity in playoff games is going to be higher and he’s never even played in one.
 

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Good grief dude. People are going to disagree about things on this board. You’re saying things I disagree with so I’m saying so. That’s what happens on a message board. You’re also distorting what I’m saying.

like this:

and it's a straw-man argument to say because i'm celebrating great wins under playoff-like intensity i'm "bizarrely ignoring what every great nba player" said.


I think last nights win was a great win. I have no problem with you celebrating it. I loved it too. That said, I don’t think beating a 5 seed in the East though prepares us for the playoff intensity of a defending champion Laker team that if healthy has one of the most stacked teams ever.

Hell, even Booker has said he knows the intensity in playoff games is going to be higher and he’s never even played in one.
It's no question the Knicks wanted to beat us badly last night. Julius Randle was talking about it before the game. And the Knicks play a style we will see in the playoffs. How is that not a good tune-up for what playoff basketball will be like? I don't care if it's regular season or playoffs, the OT in Cleveland and the 4th quarter last night showed a championship level we don't see often from the Suns. The only thing they have to do is sustain it. And a lot of that comes from the Suns themselves. We haven't more than 2 games in a row in 4 months. Any team we face will have to beat us 4 times, and we are the best road team in the entire league. That's got to count for something.
 
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cheese, you've posted here 65,000 times over 18 years. you know that calling someone's post "bizarre" is the same as calling it stupid and them stupid. no one comes here to be aggravated. i won't
 

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cheese, you've posted here 65,000 times over 18 years. you know that calling someone's post "bizarre" is the same as calling it stupid and them stupid. no one comes here to be aggravated. i won't
This is simply not true. A post can be bizarre without the poster being bizarre. That's like suggesting that if I don't support your comment than I don't support you as a human being.
 

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This is simply not true. A post can be bizarre without the poster being bizarre. That's like suggesting that if I don't support your comment than I don't support you as a human being.

a head scratcher for me too. Is that an insult also? To say something is a head scratcher?
 

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no, it's nothing like saying "if i don't support your comment then i don't support you as a human being"
both of which you both might call "bizarre" and a "head scratcher -- which, yes, is also insinuating it's stupid

and, btw, i absolutely believe that last night's games did "compare in intensity in any way shape or form" to a playoff game
-- even more intense than some playoff games
-- and some basketball greats might agree (Eddie Johnson for one)

how about that for bizarre, head-scratching stupid?

or as the admin suggested a few weeks ago about some Booker criticism, maybe it belongs in that "clown-shoe" thread
 

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no, it's nothing like saying "if i don't support your comment then i don't support you as a human being"
both of which you both might call "bizarre" and a "head scratcher -- which, yes, is also insinuating it's stupid

and, btw, i absolutely believe that last night's games did "compare in intensity in any way shape or form" to a playoff game
-- even more intense than some playoff games
-- and some basketball greats might agree (Eddie Johnson for one)

how about that for bizarre, head-scratching stupid?

or as the admin suggested a few weeks ago about some Booker criticism, maybe it belongs in that "clown-shoe" thread

Head scratcher means you don’t understand something.

That is insulting? Come on, dude.
 

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It's no question the Knicks wanted to beat us badly last night. Julius Randle was talking about it before the game. And the Knicks play a style we will see in the playoffs. How is that not a good tune-up for what playoff basketball will be like? I don't care if it's regular season or playoffs, the OT in Cleveland and the 4th quarter last night showed a championship level we don't see often from the Suns. The only thing they have to do is sustain it. And a lot of that comes from the Suns themselves. We haven't more than 2 games in a row in 4 months. Any team we face will have to beat us 4 times, and we are the best road team in the entire league. That's got to count for something.

Nobody said it wasn't a good tune up for the playoffs but to say playing in games like that equal actual playoff experience is ridiculous. No matter how intense a game is or how much an opponent wants to beat us, a regular season game is still a regular season game. I'm glad the Suns don't have a cakewalk into the playoffs because a lot of the primary guys lack real post season experience and these tough matchups keep us from coasting.
 

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-- even more intense than some playoff games
-- and some basketball greats might agree (Eddie Johnson for one)

Not the same subject but announcers do that all the time. Whether they are right or wrong, who knows, but they are always saying things like "it's only the 2nd game of the season but they're playing with playoff intensity.
 

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cheese, you've posted here 65,000 times over 18 years. you know that calling someone's post "bizarre" is the same as calling it stupid and them stupid. no one comes here to be aggravated. i won't

It would be bizarre if @mjb21aztd posted in complete sentences and didn't reference getting stoned. Am i calling him stupid, somehow? Absolutely not. I think his posts bring a nice levity to game day threads.

Lighten up and quit trying to read into things that aren't there. We're all here to talk basketball, right? We won't agree all the time and that's a good thing because this board would suck if everyone agreed about everything.
 

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Nobody said it wasn't a good tune up for the playoffs but to say playing in games like that equal actual playoff experience is ridiculous. No matter how intense a game is or how much an opponent wants to beat us, a regular season game is still a regular season game. I'm glad the Suns don't have a cakewalk into the playoffs because a lot of the primary guys lack real post season experience and these tough matchups keep us from coasting.
Nobody said anything about “actual playoff experience”. This isn’t about whether a game is a playoff game or not, it’s about HOW the game is played.

Like it or not, for the Suns especially, these games ARE tuneups for the playoffs, so the tougher they are the better.
 

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Nobody said anything about “actual playoff experience”. This isn’t about whether a game is a playoff game or not, it’s about HOW the game is played.

Like it or not, for the Suns especially, these games ARE tuneups for the playoffs, so the tougher they are the better.

I know you didn't but....

we do have playoff experience now
the past couple of weeks have been like playing through
and winning
2 rounds of the playoffs

and the bubble was a round last year
 

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