Mavericks @ Suns Friday game thread 11-19-2021

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On Friday the Suns play the second of two straight games against the Mavericks at home.

They will conclude their three game home stand against the Nuggets on Sunday.

Mavericks are 9-5 after their loss to the Suns on Wednesday.

Suns are now 11-3 and have stretched their winning streak to 10 games.

The game will be televised on Bally Sports Arizona and ESPN.

Start time is scheduled for 8 p.m. Arizona time.
 
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The injury report has not been submitted as yet but it looks like Frank Kaminsky may not play.

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Luka Doncic is DOUBTFUL for Friday. Maxi Kleber remains OUT.

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It looks like Frank Kaminsky will also be out although still awaiting the NBA injury report.

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poop on Luka not playing. I like stacking wins before a pretty tough close to the month, but I also really want to see us measuring up to the best of the best.
 

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poop on Luka not playing. I like stacking wins before a pretty tough close to the month, but I also really want to see us measuring up to the best of the best.
I'm really curious to see how the Suns play against a great team (note, not saying that Dallas is that). We saw games last year where the team played down to their opponent, and I think that's the case again so far this season. Can the team still come together against the elite teams?
 
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The NBA injury report is out and nothing unexpected.

For the Mavericks Luka Doncic is DOUBTFUL and Maxi Kleber is OUT.

Frank Kaminsky is OUT for the Suns.

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I really hope we play better than our last 2 games tonight.

Suns are nowhere near as good as their record would suggest right now.
 

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I really hope we play better than our last 2 games tonight.

Suns are nowhere near as good as their record would suggest right now.
Yeah we’ve also hadn’t really had a game where everyone has been fully healthy. Cam Payne was out with the hammy, DA had the knee, now Frank is out. With what we’re trying to accomplish this season, not having the full roster with Monty mixing and matching these lineups will take time lol. But sometimes it feels like we’re in an “Are we there yet” mindset and there’s WAYYYYY to many games for that attitude lol. But we’re also winning without playing our best ball. I don’t wanna have our best game be in December lol.
 
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Luka Doncic is OUT as is Maxi Kleber.

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Glad this game is a Friday. Thursday morning is rough when you clock in before 5 AM
 
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Nikola Jokic is reportedly out tonight.

Didn't we do this last season? The media and opposing fans diminished the Suns wins.

Suns have to win these games. They all count even if Jokic doesn't play Sunday.

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Monty doesn't want Suns players turning down open threes.

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Well one of the games recently Crowder was missing everything, and I saw him pass up a three, and I was like, good decision!
 

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Nikola Jokic is reportedly out tonight.

Didn't we do this last season? The media and opposing fans diminished the Suns wins.

Suns have to win these games. They all count even if Jokic doesn't play Sunday.

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This is kinda getting ridiculous though. Our schedule has been charmin soft.

its good that we are getting the wins, but I don’t want the team to get a false sense of confidence.
 

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This is kinda getting ridiculous though. Our schedule has been charmin soft.

its good that we are getting the wins, but I don’t want the team to get a false sense of confidence.
I like the easy schedule early. Allows us to rack up wins while we are still rounding into form. That being said you still have to go out and execute so that you don't blow games that you should win.
 

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This is kinda getting ridiculous though. Our schedule has been charmin soft.

its good that we are getting the wins, but I don’t want the team to get a false sense of confidence.
I hope this trend continues! For the whole season. Lets get 68 more wins in a row!!!
 
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I am happy to hear him say this. We don’t shoot it enough.

I have mixed feelings. Some nights the Suns are horrible from three. I do agree the Suns shouldn't pass up wide open threes and Cam Johnson needs to get more looks.
 
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This is kinda getting ridiculous though. Our schedule has been charmin soft.

its good that we are getting the wins, but I don’t want the team to get a false sense of confidence.

I don't think the Suns will get a false sense of confidence especially opening the season at 1-3.

Besides it gives the team time to gel.
 

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Never thought I’d miss the Valley unis so much. Feels like we haven’t worn them since game 1.
 
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