Suns @ Bucks Monday game thread 4-19-2021

SactownSunsFan

Welcome to the Age of Ayton
Joined
Jun 28, 2005
Posts
1,925
Reaction score
104
Location
Sacramento, CA
You can't underestimate Ayton's tie up for the jump ball with Giannis in that 4th. That's something he doesn't do his rookie year, last season, or maybe even in January. The kid's confidence is growing noticeably in the last two months now.
 

Ouchie-Z-Clown

I'm better than Mulli!
Joined
Sep 16, 2002
Posts
38,991
Reaction score
21,943
Location
SoCal
This was a big balls win. Everyone but Dario really contributed.

Ayton had some difficulty with giannis early but his play down the stretch might be the most DOMINAYTING I’ve seen from him yet. He called for the ball. Repeatedly stoned giannis. And he owned the defensive glass. I was incredibly impressed.

nice to see book bounce back and contribute in ways other than scoring - though I hate that final hero ball crap against a top defender to end the game. It was definitely a foul, but refs usually swallow their whistles in those instances.

Paul kept us in it early, thank goodness.

bridges just played huge down the stretch. This was a night of confidence building for that kid.

bench really played well.

STOKED for the bounce back win!
 

SactownSunsFan

Welcome to the Age of Ayton
Joined
Jun 28, 2005
Posts
1,925
Reaction score
104
Location
Sacramento, CA
This was a big balls win. Everyone but Dario really contributed.
nice to see book bounce back and contribute in ways other than scoring - though I hate that final hero ball crap against a top defender to end the game. It was definitely a foul, but refs usually swallow their whistles in those instances.

Give credit to the Bucks defense, and also in large part to the Suns' plan to dribble down the clock, they didn't leave Book much of a window to deliver a passable ball to an open teammate. It was get the shot off or 2OT.
 

Ouchie-Z-Clown

I'm better than Mulli!
Joined
Sep 16, 2002
Posts
38,991
Reaction score
21,943
Location
SoCal
Give credit to the Bucks defense, and also in large part to the Suns' plan to dribble down the clock, they didn't leave Book much of a window to deliver a passable ball to an open teammate. It was get the shot off or 2OT.
I’d give the bucks d more credit if we hadn’t seen the step back three point shot her ball failure a bunch of times already this year.
 

elindholm

edited for content
Joined
Sep 14, 2002
Posts
24,418
Reaction score
4,338
Location
L.A. area
I’d give the bucks d more credit if we hadn’t seen the step back three point shot her ball failure a bunch of times already this year.

It looked to me like the coaching staff assumed Booker would be able to break Holiday down off the dribble, and then he couldn't.
 

Polecat

Free Agent
Joined
Jul 1, 2004
Posts
28
Reaction score
12
The Suns tried screens to get Holiday off Booker. It didn't work. Everyone knew Booker would dribble around and he would take the last shot.
He ended up taking tough shots in regulation and in overtime.
Hero ball is not what got the Suns to where they are now. We have multiple playmakers and shooters on this team. We will have major trouble at the end of close games until the coaches and Booker make use of these players.
Jordan, if not the greatest then at least one if the greatest, understood this as the Suns fans well remember.
 

82CardsGrad

7 x 70
Joined
Dec 31, 2004
Posts
33,462
Reaction score
4,308
Location
Scottsdale
The Suns tried screens to get Holiday off Booker. It didn't work. Everyone knew Booker would dribble around and he would take the last shot.
He ended up taking tough shots in regulation and in overtime.
Hero ball is not what got the Suns to where they are now. We have multiple playmakers and shooters on this team. We will have major trouble at the end of close games until the coaches and Booker make use of these players.
Jordan, if not the greatest then at least one if the greatest, understood this as the Suns fans well remember.
Didn’t Bridges hit a huge 3 with like 20 seconds left in OT??
 

itlnsunsfan

Registered
Joined
Oct 8, 2008
Posts
3,633
Reaction score
1,023
Location
scottydale
The Suns tried screens to get Holiday off Booker. It didn't work. Everyone knew Booker would dribble around and he would take the last shot.
He ended up taking tough shots in regulation and in overtime.
Hero ball is not what got the Suns to where they are now. We have multiple playmakers and shooters on this team. We will have major trouble at the end of close games until the coaches and Booker make use of these players.
Jordan, if not the greatest then at least one if the greatest, understood this as the Suns fans well remember.

He's the greatest.
 
Top