Pelicans @ Suns Tuesday Playoff game thread 4-26-2022 - Game 5

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After losing game 4 of the playoff series in New Orleans, the Suns return to Phoenix and play the Pelicans in a critical game 5 on Tuesday.

The series is tied at 2-2.

Nothing new about the status of Devin Booker as of this writing.

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

Start time is scheduled for 7 p.m. Arizona time.
 

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I really hope they don’t face elimination before a game 7, and of course would prefer it not get that far. SOMEONE has to get hot tomorrow night.
 

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The coach of the year actually needs to act like he is a coach of the year. He’s turning into Kliff Kingsbury before our eyes
 

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You know what I’d think about doing? Doubling Ingram and making him see bodies. A lot of his offense is 1 on 1 and when he gets to his spot, he’s damn near automatic.

We need to put just as much pressure on him as they put on CP3. Also, STOP LETTING HIM GO RIGHT. If he gets to shoot over that left shoulder it’s been automatic. We’ve gotta do a better job limiting him. CJ actually hasn’t been that effective against us.

Lastly, DA while he had a good offensive game also got bodied down low by JV….why we don’t force him to shoot jumpers and let him take his patented jump hook is beyond me.

This is a best of 3. Tomorrow, our season is on the line. We HAVE to win game 5. If we don’t, I don’t see us winning game 6 and I don’t want Booker to come back not 100 percent and reaggravate the hammy. Cam Johnson might be the answer in terms of that third scorer. He found his shot a bit last night. Hope that carries over.
 
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It's now a three game series and two of them are at home.

This is why getting home court advantage in the playoffs is so important.
 
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Chris Paul made a good point. Going into game 5 the Suns have to figure out if they are playing in the old NBA or the new NBA.

The old NBA referees allowed lots of contact. It seemed like the Suns were playing in the new NBA and the Pelicans were allowed to play the old NBA style.


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Chris Paul made a good point. Going into game 5 the Suns have to figure out if they are playing in the old NBA or the new NBA.

The old NBA referees allowed lots of contact. It seemed like the Suns were playing in the new NBA and the Pelicans were allowed to play the old NBA style.


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Old NBA for the Suns, and new NBA for the Pels.
 

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You know what I’d think about doing? Doubling Ingram and making him see bodies. A lot of his offense is 1 on 1 and when he gets to his spot, he’s damn near automatic.

We need to put just as much pressure on him as they put on CP3. Also, STOP LETTING HIM GO RIGHT. If he gets to shoot over that left shoulder it’s been automatic. We’ve gotta do a better job limiting him. CJ actually hasn’t been that effective against us.

Lastly, DA while he had a good offensive game also got bodied down low by JV….why we don’t force him to shoot jumpers and let him take his patented jump hook is beyond me.

This is a best of 3. Tomorrow, our season is on the line. We HAVE to win game 5. If we don’t, I don’t see us winning game 6 and I don’t want Booker to come back not 100 percent and reaggravate the hammy. Cam Johnson might be the answer in terms of that third scorer. He found his shot a bit last night. Hope that carries over.
Ayton has to be better defensively and on the boards. Hopefully last night finally got cam Johnson’s stroke back. But even if he’s back it’s not enough. We need more from bridges, Paul, and our bench. Anyone from our bench.
 

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The suns need to send in a montage of the shoulder to Ayton’s head, Hayes tackle on crowder and jones tackle on Paul as well as all of the picks where valencunius throws out a hip or shoulder. The first three are not basketball plays. That’s ‘90s style ball that’s got to be discouraged better than they’ve done. Hayes ejection didn’t stop jones from doing the same thing to Paul.
 

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Man… I am not confident going into tomorrow’s pivotal swing Game 5. We just haven’t looked like the Suns in a long time and when factor in the last regular season meeting we had with the Pelicans, they really have made us look like total crap A LOT over the last 5 games we’ve played them.

This blows. Playoffs so far has been the absence of fun.
 
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I honestly hope this is the Pelicans being better than most of the other teams in the playoffs. Cant imagine they're worse than or equal to the Wolves, Nuggets, or Jazz. Even if we get past the Pels, There will be more questions than answers for this championship run
 

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I honestly hope this is the Pelicans being better than most of the other teams in the playoffs. Cant imagine they're worse than or equal to the Wolves, Nuggets, or Jazz. Even if we get past the Pels, There will be more questions than answers for this championship run
I don't. I hope this is more the Suns just not executing and playing their normal game. Why? Because that is fixable. If the Pelicans truly are much better than most teams in the playoffs? The Suns are completely screwed.
 

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