Spurs @ Suns Saturday game thread 4-17-2021

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  1. cheesebeef

    cheesebeef Registered User Contributor

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    Really pathetic performance again tonight.

    what disturbed me most was ANOTHER total dud from Bridges.

    Last four games, he’s scored 7 ppg, 3 rebounds and hasn’t done Jack on D.

    you can’t pay that guy 20 million dollars and not kill your cap for the future. He’s a good defender, but not a Dennis Rodman esque defender. And he just completely no shows too many times on offense. Rodman got big contracts post Pistons because he was a good defender and a HOF rebounder. THAT guy is a difference maker who didn’t have to score.

    Bridges doesn’t come close to making that kind of impact and paying him as if he does is making the same damn mistake the Suns made with Shawn Marion. Overvaluing your own and choking your cap by giving overvalued contracts is only going to keep this team from getting the third star they’re going to need once CP3 is gone.
     
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    Seriously, this was absolutely predictable. How many times this year (and the last, for that matter) have the Suns gotten on a big roll only to have a total flop game against some second rate (or third, even) opponent? It's as dependable as the sun rising and setting (no pun intended).
     
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    Well... if we get them in the first round at least we have more cause to take them seriously.

    Also, I really don't want to face them in the first round. We should beat them but losing to the Spurs would be immensely painful.
     
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  4. Ouchie-Z-Clown

    Ouchie-Z-Clown I'm better than Mulli!

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    Alright, trash this one and get ready for that brutal roadshow.
     
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    CardsSunsDbacks Not So Skeptical

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    Only positive I could possibly think of from this is that they should be highly motivated going into this road trip.
     
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    Popoviched again!
    he plays a game within the game

    he knew they stood to lose even with all his starters, in our building, after a back-to-back
    so he went all-in on the only thing he could do
    -- "rested" his players as if he was throwing in the towel
    -- to make us lower our guard even more (literally and figuratively)

    no other coach would take such a gamble with his team fighting for the last play-in spot

    brilliant
     
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    What did book and suns hang out with Kardashians at a club last night? Lol

    That was one of the worst suns gms like the early booker teams before paul....

    Hope suns wake up from this glad i zonked out in 3rd least my tired headache gone lol

    Hope road trip is tolerable.....

    Still have faith in this team go suns

    Spurs just own suns i guess...
     
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    The Spurs got after the Suns physically and they were not able to match it. Everything was challenged especially at the rim and the Suns were not ready for it. They were even missing layups because the Spurs put a body on them. Their offense struggled accordingly.

    If you ask me, the Suns played like they were intimidated and by Eubanks at that. Suns looked like a finesse team out there last night and teams on the upcoming road trip are going to attack them this way.

    The Suns didn't even get a single basket from Saric and Kaminsky. And Crowder only scored one basket.
     
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    they threw cold water on the night we played for the best record
    now we just have to return the favor the last 2 games of the season
    by robbing them of their play-in spot

    sweet
     
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    That be horrible after a great season to lose again in 1st round to spurs.... I'd throw up lol
     
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    they will rue the day they embarrassed us
    this i vow
     
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    Spurs fined $25K for resting three players against the Suns.

     
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    caps already killed for the future.

    again how man shots did he take? 5?

    singling out bridges is kind of ridiculous, the whole team sucked.
     
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    I said really pathetic performance tonight. I was speaking of the whole team.

    but the whole team hasn’t had multiple games where they just haven’t shown up on either end of the court. That’s why I brought up Bridges’ no show again. Because there’s a disturbing amount of those games happening.

    yes, he only took 5 shots because he’s a completely reactive player who can’t consistently create for himself or others. That’s part of my issue with throwing a huge contract at him. If you think Monty wouldn’t rather have another guy who could break down defenses and dish, I don’t know what to tell you.

    and if the cap is killed already then you have to be even more cautious about who you spend your money on.
     
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    As I see it, the Suns really only have two players that can break down a defense with their athleticism. That's Booker and Payne.

    Chris Paul can do it some with the use of his basketball IQ and reading defenses. Abdel Nader, before his injury, could provide some help by slashing to the basket.
     

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