Nuggets @ Suns Wednesday Playoff game thread 6-9-2021 - Game 2

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It's time to finish business at home on Wednesday before the Suns travel to Denver for two games on Friday and Sunday.

The game will be televised on TNT.

Start time is listed at 6:30 p.m. Arizona time.

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The NBA injury report will be out later today. Nothing new on Michael Porter Jr.

The last word is he will be fine for game 2.

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I listened to the post game. Expect lots of hard fouls by Denver in game 2. Sounded to me they want to emphasize hard fouls on the Suns and not give up AND1's. Unfortunately, we are going to have to be careful with Paul. He is going to be a target this entire playoffs and I wouldn't put it past some players to come down on the shoulder.

They fully intend on knocking the Suns around and they can't fall into it or get baited into stupid technical fouls. Denver is going to come out pissed just like the Lakers did. They are going to unleash Gordon. They brought him in just for this type of play. We did see some against Booker. You are going to get that x2 in the next game. This could be a super physical game.

Get this game and you are in full control of the series. You put Denver in a defensive position of defending their court against one of the best road teams in the NBA. The pressure on Denver would increase ten fold.
 

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Suns fans make it special.

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Our fans have been getting lots of love for their fire during the playoffs. What I love most about the clip above is seeing a new generation of Suns fans being born after likely losing an entire generation the last decade.
 

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The crowd was insane. I have not heard a Suns crowd this loud since the 93 playoff run. I was at some of those games and some during the Nash era playoff runs. The crowd is absolutely insane in this run.
 

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There was a two day break in the Lakers series between games three and four.

No such luck in this series unless it goes seven games.

There is a day two day break between games six and seven if the series goes that long.
 

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There was a two day break in the Lakers series between games three and four.

No such luck in this series unless it goes seven games.
Denver looked totally gassed in game 1 and we didn't. That bodes well for this schedule.
 

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Denver looked totally gassed in game 1 and we didn't. That bodes well for this schedule.

Reportedly Nikola Jokic likes the schedule because it resembles the regular season.

There is optimism from the Nuggets that Will Barton may be back soon.
 

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The crowd was insane. I have not heard a Suns crowd this loud since the 93 playoff run. I was at some of those games and some during the Nash era playoff runs. The crowd is absolutely insane in this run.
Stephen A Smith said that the crowd is a huge factor. He went on about it for a while. Went so far as to say that if other teams do not figure out a way to get fans in their buildings they might not beat the Suns (SAS overstatement of course, but still recognition).
 

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Stephen A Smith said that the crowd is a huge factor. He went on about it for a while. Went so far as to say that if other teams do not figure out a way to get fans in their buildings they might not beat the Suns (SAS overstatement of course, but still recognition).

Stephen A. Smith is a tool.....but I don't disagree about the crowd being huge.
 

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Anyone notice how absent from view Robert Sarver has been?
 
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