Mavericks @ Suns Sunday Playoff game thread, R2, 5-15-2022 - Game 7

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i don't mean to get all philosophical, but i do believe to focus on the destination rather than the journey is a misplacement of priorities and is not the path to fulfillment (just like it's more important what you do every day for money rather than how much you have at the end of the year)

i too have let my ego be attached to the identities known as Phx, AZ, Suns, and Cardinals but at least i know it's just a big lie to think it's important that they beat the other guy and his false identities.

i participate because these athletic challenges are great entertainment, and the more i like the characters the more i root for their success

-- but whether they won 2 or 4 games in last year's Finals, meant nothing really. it was a great ride

and to watch them win 64 games this year in some very exciting ways and see them enjoy that journey can not be diminished by seeing other teams step up and have their moments

that being said, now i have to go yell at the tv screen for the Griz to beat the crap out of Curry and Green because i really don't like them!
Look, I can enjoy the journey and have to it’s fullest extent. Like last year, even losing the Finals, I thought the Suns gave us an incredible journey. And this regular season was an absolute joy to watch. Literally… I had a smile plastered on my face for the entire journey… but It’ll just suck for the journey to end in a car wreck.

And that’s what a 2nd round collapse to an inferior Mavs team will be. Lose to the Warriors or Bucks? I can live with that and appreciate a great run. But for this to end on our home court to the flopping Mavs would just blow serious chunks.
 

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Look, I can enjoy the journey and have to it’s fullest extent. Like last year, even losing the Finals, I thought the Suns gave us an incredible journey. And this regular season was an absolute joy to watch. Literally… I had a smile plastered on my face for the entire journey… but It’ll just suck for the journey to end in a car wreck.

And that’s what a 2nd round collapse to an inferior Mavs team will be. Lose to the Warriors or Bucks? I can live with that and appreciate a great run. But for this to end on our home court to the flopping Mavs would just blow serious chunks.

I get where you're coming from but almost every time something ends, it doesn't end well.
 
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I break my silence cause I think I didn't write anything on the forum since last playoffs. But I followed all the conversations the whole year and from the beginning to the end of the RS it was an exalting journey. I hope the journey will not end this Sunday, not versus an inferior team (but with a young super super superstar like Doncic). I firmly believe that our Suns will step up big for game 7 to join the Warriors for a spicy WCF. We are the Valley!
 

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All the pressure is on Phoenix, Dallas can play nice and loose. I don't have a great feeling about this game either.
Naw. From the outside it feels that way but it’s a game 7 for all the players. It’s win or go home for all of them. They all want to win. None of them are like “well, we were the lower seed, so it’s cool we didn’t move on.”
 

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I get where you're coming from but almost every time something ends, it doesn't end well.
Naw… like I said, I was at total peace last year when we lost in the Finals. Same with the 2005/2006 Suns teams that lost in the Conference Finals because those teams gave it everything.

The team was favored to win the title and flat out haven’t even shown up to 3 games in the second round against an inferior opponent. There’s going out like champions and going out like chumps. We’re in danger of being chumps.
 

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I believe this is the first game 7 of Book’s career, right?
Yup. That’s one of the things that worries me a bit about tomorrow. The Mavs have the tiniest of advantage there having played a Game 7 last year, which they lost. But they at least know the feeling. None of our guys that we really depend on have played that kind of game except CP3, who has looked like a shell of himself for four games.

Would be incredible for him to have a return to form or at least improve in form to help guide these guys forward tomorrow.
 

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Yup. That’s one of the things that worries me a bit about tomorrow. The Mavs have the tiniest of advantage there having played a Game 7 last year, which they lost. But they at least know the feeling. None of our guys that we really depend on have played that kind of game except CP3, who has looked like a shell of himself for four games.

Would be incredible for him to have a return to form or at least improve in form to help guide these guys forward tomorrow.
Eh we’ve played an elimination game and lost. Imo there’s little difference. Lose and go home is lose and go home.
 

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Make no mistake if this ends Sunday it will be one of the biggest flame outs in history. That’s how dominate we were during the regular season

I was listen to some podcast and they brought up Paul. They said it doesn’t look physical it looks mental. Like he’s checked out. They also brought up his comments after game 6 about how “it’s just basketball” and he had no advice for his young teammates. Your young players look to veterans in these times and when your leader looks checked out it’s throwing off the whole team.

It’s just really odd to see what’s happen to him.

It’s time for the young guys to carry Paul. Time for Book to step up and make it known it’s his team.
 

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I’m curious to see who’s the unexpected side hero of tomorrow’s Game 7. Seems like these games always have one role player who has an outsized impact on the game. Can Cam Johnson find his touch and be a flame thrower again? Is it a random Landry Shamet game where he hits a couple threes and has one of his baseline dunks?

You expect superstars to be great… but when those even out, who else steps up around them when the pressure is at it’s peak?
 

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I’m curious to see who’s the unexpected side hero of tomorrow’s Game 7. Seems like these games always have one role player who has an outsized impact on the game. Can Cam Johnson find his touch and be a flame thrower again? Is it a random Landry Shamet game where he hits a couple threes and has one of his baseline dunks?

You expect superstars to be great… but when those even out, who else steps up around them when the pressure is at it’s peak?
I’ll go ahead and say I think Cam J is going have a good game at least double digits scoring.
 

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Lol anyone else tryin to make tod go slow,? Im just sooo nervous on tom man enjoyin few free suns stressing hrs playin nba 2k22 ps5 to chill.... try to

Really prayin correct please god team shows up tom mainly cp3 da we shall know soon ugh

Welpp goooo suns tom........ hope all have a decent sat
 

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