Suns @ Bucks Tuesday Finals game thread 7-20-2021 - Game 6

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CP3 needs to take control of game 6.. Booker is an amazing scorer but the team does not fire on all cylinders unless CP3 is controlling the offense and getting everybody involved.
If he can do that and repeat those epoch performances from earlier in the playoffs, we win. Just not sure if he will be healthy enough. We can hope though.
 

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Monty is doing his best Doc Rivers impression.

we seen what’s been working and for some ungodly reason we just go away from it. Paul attacking Holiday worked to perfection and then they just stopped attacking him for some reason. You gotta keep that pressure up all game long.

his timeout usage is horrible. I’m talking to my brother saying Booker can flat out not come out of this game next thing you know Booker is on the bench and for way to long. Rest? Dude this the finals you got all offseason to rest.
 

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They had a great 5 minute stretch late in the fourth...but only after the Bucks pretty much did whatever they wanted for a quarter and a half AFTER their second quarter run.
Yes and had the team already given up that stretch never happens. Not sure what is hard to understand about that?
 

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It’s easier to recover at home. Fly out Monday morning.
It may be easier to recover at home for some, not for the players that have family local though. I'd have travelled this morning if it had been up to me so the wear and tear of travel is well behind them as are most of the family and friend distractions you have at home.
 

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It may be easier to recover at home for some, not for the players that have family local though. I'd have travelled this morning if it had been up to me so the wear and tear of travel is well behind them as are most of the family and friend distractions you have at home.
I would try to spend as least amount of time there as possible. Waiting around in the hotel for two days while the city is in celebration mode sounds stressful. Make it a quick business trip.
 

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I would try to spend as least amount of time there as possible. Waiting around in the hotel for two days while the city is in celebration mode sounds stressful. Make it a quick business trip.

If I were going East to West, maybe, but not West to East where the travel recovery time is greater. And mostly get Ayton away from his family situation. Go East, young team and do it now. My only minor concern would be an extra day to try and give our players food poisoning. Not that I really believe that happens all that often now that Red Auerbach is below ground.
 

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If I were going East to West, maybe, but not West to East where the travel recovery time is greater. And mostly get Ayton away from his family situation. Go East, young team and do it now. My only minor concern would be an extra day to try and give our players food poisoning. Not that I really believe that happens all that often now that Red Auerbach is below ground.
If it were a morning/early afternoon game like east road games for the Cards I’d get there two days prior. Since it’s a late game as long as they get there early the body clock thing shouldn’t be an issue.
 

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If suns lose just let it be a blowout and end the suffering cannot take another last second turnover loss i feel awful today emotionally as a fan. .... been avoiding sports media most of day
 

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Monty is doing his best Doc Rivers impression.

we seen what’s been working and for some ungodly reason we just go away from it. Paul attacking Holiday worked to perfection and then they just stopped attacking him for some reason. You gotta keep that pressure up all game long.

his timeout usage is horrible. I’m talking to my brother saying Booker can flat out not come out of this game next thing you know Booker is on the bench and for way to long. Rest? Dude this the finals you got all offseason to rest.

I have never seen Booker gassed at all. His conditioning is peak. He should be playing the entire game at this point.
 

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I see a lot of posters suggesting variously adjustments and changes, many of which make sense... and could even work.

But unfortunately, not one of those adjustments is going to happen, because it's 100% guaranteed the Suns are going to come out in Game 6 and do exactly what they have done in the other five games, and in every other game this whole playoffs... because Monty won't change, adjust, or alter a single thing.

So we just have to collectively hope everyone's back on their A-game, or alternatively, Milwaukee falls off theirs. But if things hold to form of the last three games, we are sunk. And it will be Monty largely to blame.
 

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If suns lose jist let it be a blowout and the suffering cannot take another last second turniver loss i feel awful today emotionally as a fan. .... been avoiding sports media most of day
I see a lot of posters suggesting variously adjustments and changes, many of which make sense... and could even work.

But unfortunately, not one of those adjustments is going to happen, because it's 100% guaranteed the Suns are going to come out in Game 6 and do exactly what they have done in the other five games, and in every other game this whole playoffs... because Monty won't change, adjust, or alter a single thing.

So we just have to collectively hope everyone's back on their A-game, or alternatively, Milwaukee falls off theirs. But if things hold to form of the last three games, we are sunk. And it will be Monty largely to blame.
Just feel noooooo way bucks lose a shot st title in front of there fans suns would in clutch moments but watch giannias end it Tuesday....
 

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I still believe!
Fact is, we're 2 wins away from winning a championship. Do you think these players are going to drop their heads and lose hope when that is at stake!? Hell no! Yes game 5 was absolutely shattering but ****, i'm over it already and looking forward to seeing what this team can produce in game 6.

To their credit, the Bucks couldn't have played any better in Game 5, they were incredible, they literally couldn't miss and when they did, they got the rebound or 50/50 ball. Yeah that 2nd qtr start was brutal! Inconceivably brutal! The Bucks though, were indeed terrific. If we go down to a team playing that good (game 5 specifically), then so be it, congrats to the best team, but i feel we've got another level to our game, we've got other guys that need to step up.

What gives me hope, despite all our short comings in this series, is that in every game except one, game 3, we arguably could've / should've won.

I cannot wait until Tuesday to see how we respond. It's time to channel Westy and bring this back to Phoenix for game 7!
 
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