Suns @ Bucks Wednesday Finals game thread 7-14-2021 - Game 4

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Booker has struggled for huge parts of the last 2 rounds. He isn't playing well in the in finals. After 3 games his numbers:

23 of 60 (38%) from the two
9-27 (33%) from the three.

He has made 30 shots and missed 87 in the finals.

That is horrendous by any standards despite having a fantastic GAME 2. He has been so inconsistent. That is our starting shooting guard. I don't know what else to say except Booker has to play better and be more consistent. This has to be the most inconsistent stretch I have seen him play these past two rounds.

We need Book.

he’s been flat out bad since an epic performance in Game 1 of the WCF.

I think since that game, he’s shooting 36% overall and 25% from 3.
 

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he’s been flat out bad since an epic performance in Game 1 of the WCF.

I think since that game, he’s shooting 36% overall and 25% from 3.
He picked a hell of a time to be so inconsistent. He truly is the poster child for being ON or OFF. Once he started chucking up all those 3's and missing tonight? My wife and I at the same time almost in unison said "uh oh". We knew it was going to be another one of those nights for him.
 

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He picked a hell of a time to be so inconsistent. He truly is the poster child for being ON or OFF. Once he started chucking up all those 3's and missing tonight? My wife and I at the same time almost in unison said "uh oh". We knew it was going to be another one of those nights for him.

I wish it was inconsistent. It’s been flat out BAD save one half in Game 2 against the Bucks.

the problem with tonight was he wasn’t even attacking. He was just taking bad three after bad three.
 

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I wish it was inconsistent. It’s been flat out BAD save one half in Game 2 against the Bucks.

the problem with tonight was he wasn’t even attacking. He was just taking bad three after bad three.
My wife asked if he was hurt because he wasn't even trying to drive at times or get to his mid-range spot. She is not even a huge fan until playoff time. She watches casually unlike me and she recognized it.
 

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Jae Crowder on the Suns responding after losses.

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This is the formula for all long term success. It's all about handling and accepting adversity. Just keep that flow, that we've been developing all year, for a few more games and we're set.
 

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Jae Crowder says losing Ayton to fouls caught the team off guard.

Suns have to minimize giving up second chance points and get 50/50 balls as keys to winning.

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Well today sure sucks no zzz till 2 am fuzzy head and working later jeez

Really hopin suns keep close next gm..... suns can win in Milwaukee they are a good road team

Also bucks shooters should cool

Fingers crossed on next
 

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We need to let Giannis get his. He did in game 2 and we won handedly. Its a matter of him getting others going, either directly with his passing or because we're so focused on him that we lag off others too much. We allowed others to get comfortable in game 3.

We're not going to stop Giannis, especially without any frontcourt depth behind Ayton. We can and have won when he drops 40+. It also wears him down having to carry that much of a load.
 

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Well today sure sucks no zzz till 2 am fuzzy head and working later jeez

Really hopin suns keep close next gm..... suns can win in Milwaukee they are a good road team

Also bucks shooters should cool

Fingers crossed on next
I hope that's it because he is playing like crap.
 

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We need to let Giannis get his. He did in game 2 and we won handedly. Its a matter of him getting others going, either directly with his passing or because we're so focused on him that we lag off others too much. We allowed others to get comfortable in game 3.

We're not going to stop Giannis, especially without any frontcourt depth behind Ayton. We can and have won when he drops 40+. It also wears him down having to carry that much of a load.
It’s definitely a conundrum. We can’t let them get both (giannis gets his and their rest of their team has open looks). The teal issue is that the only way to “slow” giannis and keep Ayton out of foul trouble is to “build the wall” that Paul mentioned. The only way to do so is for defenders to lag into the lane - and no just a little, but a LOT if you’re building a wall. By definition that allows open looks - particularly in the corners which are the absolute worst shots to give up. There’s no way to get back out to those shooters in time if giannis drives hard and kicks.
 

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