Spurs @ Suns Tuesday game thread, 10-31-2023

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The officials weren’t throwing the ball away like it was on fire all night.

Or KD coming up with a whopping 4 points in the fourth, while turning the ball over twice.

That’s three close games and in each one, KD crapped the bed in the fourth.

They were not calling a clear foul on Durant with scratches on his face to give them the win
 

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You might have missed the part where he half-assed it after the jump ball and let the Spurs get an easy breakaway.
Half assed it? How the ball went right to the far more athletic young Spur. He had 2 choices foul or let him go. Considering the high chance of a three point play I have no problem with letting him score.
 

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I don't understand why he didn't call the time out with six seconds left and the ball in inbounding under our basket. Coaches all over the country at all levels can watch that to see why you call the time out and advance the ball.

Afraid there will be too many games like this all year with one or two of the big three not playing most games this season.
Yeah, that was some kind of clueless, for sure. And once again, no minutes for KBD or Metu, even when the rotation guys started to flounder.
 
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Frank Vogel says Durant was fouled but the referees didn't call it.

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Some final stats.

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A call has to be a lot more blatantly missed than that one for me to blame the refs.

Durants ball security in general just sucks, and Vogel not calling timeout are way bigger issues.

not to mention the refs didn’t blow our 20 point lead, the suns players did that.
 
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Here is a replay of the contested play.

Frank Vogel should have called a timeout to advance the ball.

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Don’t care. If the ball had been advanced to half court like any coach should do it wouldn’t have been an issue.

Awful everything by everyone in the final 2 minutes.

If this is an indication of how Durant can put up stats while floating through he games, my head might explode.
 

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Foul or not you can’t get the ball snatched from your hands with the game on the line. I posted earlier KD is way too nonchalant when he’s not scoring. Or if you do then hit the game winner to make up for it.

He got scratched across the eyes and the nose as displayed on multiple replays.

His hand went to cover his face as what happens when anyone gets facial damage.
 

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Here is a replay of the contested play.

Frank Vogel should have called a timeout to advance the ball.

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Bleeping stupid, it was.

But the Suns biggest problem (as has clearly been proven in both of these losses) is that they literally have no one on the bench who can reliably handle the ball coming up court and/or apparently execute a set offensive play without chucking the ball into the second row.
 

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He got scratched across the eyes and the nose as displayed on multiple replays.

His hand went to cover his face as what happens when anyone gets facial damage.

winners win, losers blame the refs. MJ and Kobe aren’t giving it away there. This game should’ve have been close.
 
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