Suns @ 76ers Wednesday game thread 4-21-2021

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On the second stop of a five game road trip the Suns play the 76ers on Wednesday.

It's the first game of back-to-back games. Suns play at Boston on Thursday.

76ers are 39-18 and 7-3 in their last ten games. Mostly recently they lost to the Warriors on Monday.

Suns are 41-16 and 8-2 in their last ten games. The Suns are coming off a big 128-127 over time win in Milwaukee on Monday.

The game will be televised on Bally Sports Arizona and NBA TV.

It's an early game with a start time of 4 p.m. Arizona time.
 

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Dario Saric is listed as PROBABLE. The NBA injury report shows Abdel Nader as still OUT.

Nothing on Deandre Ayton which is great news.


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Very hard gm especially after hard w vs bucks

Hope the right suns team shows up

Gonna be a brutal stretch of gms to get suns rdy for poff basketball!!
 

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When defending Joel Embiid, #Suns forward Dario Saric, a former teammate of his in Philadelphia, said you have to take away his midrange, don't be "scared," compete, but added you have to be "a little bit lucky," too. Embiid scored 35 on #Suns in 1st meeting Phoenix won at home.
 

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You know it's funny. After having a bad team or so long, it's kind of funny (and refreshing) to see people freaking out if the Suns get back to back losses. It's a change.
 

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Big game to see if Ayton can keep taking steps forward. Embiid has eaten his lunch for years. Let’s see if Ayton’s learned anything and can use his more consistent aggression to slow him down a little.
 

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Need to give the guy some rest. Insert Craig into starting lineup.

I'm not sure about the starting lineup as Crowder seems to be Monty's preference at starting power forward. Crowder didn't play particularly well off the bench.

Monty may need to rotate Craig as the backup 4/5 to give Saric some rest. It seems like wherever the Suns have a vacuum they use Craig.

The Suns may need to find a role for Kaminsky again.
 

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I'm not sure about the starting lineup as Crowder seems to be Monty's preference at starting power forward. Crowder didn't play particularly well off the bench.

Monty may need to rotate Craig as the backup 4/5 to give Saric some rest. It seems like wherever the Suns have a vacuum they use Craig.

The Suns may need to find a role for Kaminsky again.

I think Craig is a better defender than Kaminsky, Craig can help shoulder the defensive load to keep Ayton out of foul trouble early on.
 

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I think Craig is a better defender than Kaminsky, Craig can help shoulder the defensive load to keep Ayton out of foul trouble early on.

Craig is more than Kaminsky but there are only so many holes he can fill. Right now the Suns need Craig to come off the bench unless Monty shakes up his rotation.

The Suns already use Craig in various substitutions with the starters.
 

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And let's all hope mini version of shaq shows tonight lol i remember that quote by booker or ayton....
 

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Embiid has eaten his lunch for years.

They've faced each other all of three times, and only once since January 2019. Embiid won all three of those matchups decisively, but I don't think we can identify a trend that's been going on "for years."
 
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