Suns @ Clippers Thursday WCF game thread 6-24-2021 - Game 3

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I just love the fact that Suns/Clips will be on Game 3, when the East is just starting game 1. No matter, what, the West winner will have some extra rest heading into the NBA Finals.

Thought they same thing myself.

I wouldn't mind seeing a Suns/Hawks Finals. A Booker/Young shootout would be some exciting basketball!
 

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Whatever the NBA is lacking with All-Stars and injuries in the playoffs, it’s more than making up with some of the CRAZIEST games and finishes ever.
This right here is what is wrong with super teams. They remove/lessen the possibility of having these types of games and series. Sure a team with KD, Kyrie and Harden will get great ratings, but with all of them healthy they will kill the competitiveness of the league and maybe even cause games like last night to go a little under the radar.
 

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This right here is what is wrong with super teams. They remove/lessen the possibility of having these types of games and series. Sure a team with KD, Kyrie and Harden will get great ratings, but with all of them healthy they will kill the competitiveness of the league and maybe even cause games like last night to go a little under the radar.

I think the NBA is realizing the Super Teams are actually bad for the league. You want to go into a season with at least a handful of teams that have a legit shot. You can't have 5 straight years of Cavs/Warriors where everyone knows the finals before the preseason starts. When you literally have teams planning and strategizing "we can't beat the Warriors, so might as well tank for 3 years"...its just bad.

I think we are going to see a return to more competitive teams across the league, because a lot of the Young Guns have already decided to stay with their current squads rather than game the system and get easy wins like Lebron did.
 

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I don't have trouble with superteams per say but allowing teams to go over the salary cap to do it is where I find fault. There should be a hard cap in the league. If a team wants to blow all their money on three players with no bench then hey go for it.
 

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I don't have trouble with superteams per say but allowing teams to go over the salary cap to do it is where I find fault. There should be a hard cap in the league. If a team wants to blow all their money on three players with no bench then hey go for it.
I would be cool with a soft cap followed by a hard cap (in place if the luxury tax threshold). This way the same rules stay in place as far as going over the cap (only having a couple exceptions to use as well as vet minimums), but they couldn't stretch it in a way that they simply pay a bunch of luxury tax in order to win a title.
 

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I just love the fact that Suns/Clips will be on Game 3, when the East is just starting game 1. No matter, what, the West winner will have some extra rest heading into the NBA Finals.

In my conspiracy laden mind, this is exactly why the NBA tried to hard to give the Clippers a win.

if our series is short, and the Eastern Conference Finals is long, the Suns could have a looooong break before the Finals.

The NBA no doubt is hoping that our series goes long, and the ECF is short, so they both finish up at around the same time.
 

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CP3 will play this game IMO. Likely be rusty but he will add a calm to this team. Don't get me wrong. Guys have stepped up and we got a couple wins but one thing that is glaring to me is how often the Suns seem to be pressing at times during games. Chris simply provides that extra when it comes to critical moments in games. I think Chris is the difference between having a 10 point win verses a 6 or 1 point win.

Plus Chris's timely defense even at 36 can't be ignored.
 

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Welcome back paul oh welcome back musically notes lol

Any news on leonard status?

Man im fing exhausted like 4 hrs zzs maybe but today feels amazing watched ayton epic god like dunk 20 plus times!!! Fin wow

Suns and suns fan's are due!!!
 

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In my conspiracy laden mind, this is exactly why the NBA tried to hard to give the Clippers a win.

if our series is short, and the Eastern Conference Finals is long, the Suns could have a looooong break before the Finals.

The NBA no doubt is hoping that our series goes long, and the ECF is short, so they both finish up at around the same time.
They did not need to rush game one for Sunday. I still do not know why they did that. It would have benefitted both teams. The Clips would have gotten a little rest and CP3 would have gotten and extra game.

Oh well. Turned out OK for the suns.

This game is going to mess with PG's mind like the the Atlanta series did with Embiid and Ben Simmons.
 

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They did not need to rush game one for Sunday. I still do not know why they did that. It would have benefitted both teams. The Clips would have gotten a little rest and CP3 would have gotten and extra game.

Oh well. Turned out OK for the suns.

This game is going to mess with PG's mind like the the Atlanta series did with Embiid and Ben Simmons.

I wanted them to rush the game. Wanted the Clippers tired and less time for Kawhi to recover. I believe us without CP3 are a better team than them without Kawhi but if both CP3 and Kawhi healthy they are better than us.
 

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I expect Kawhi to come back, especially at home and down 2-0

Kawhi is the last guy in the league that I would expect to put his body at risk of serious injury for a playoff run. Everything he does is decided by his personal "camp" and done in his own personal best interest, not his team's.
 
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