Suns @ Lakers Tuesday game thread, 12-5-2023 - West Quarterfinal, In-Season Tournament

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It's not solely about the tournament tonight

Lakers bested us in the first game this year - home court may come into play by seasons end
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Lakers are favored by 1.5 in this game.

Seems like a good time to bet on the Suns to me.
 

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Last time we played the Lakers we had KD and Beal and no Devin Booker - that particular line up hadn't seen and still hasn't seen much time together at all

But what I think is more important is making LeBron work from the get - just to keep the Lakers in it - and not just putting his cape on in the 4th quarter
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Last time we played the Lakers we had KD and Beal and no Devin Booker - that particular line up hadn't seen and still hasn't seen much time together at all

But what I think is more important is making LeBron work from the get - just to keep the Lakers in it - and not just putting his cape on in the 4th quarter
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Well we are playing Little now, so he should see some time on him. I think we hit him with JO, then Little and Goodwin to bang his old body up.
 

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I don't know that I'll be concerned. Just disappointed.
Look here is the hard truth - this team has by far the best chance we have of competing for the next decade.

If we can't beat a likely 7 or 8 seed in a 1 game elimination game that is an enormous RED FLAG and points to a decade of disappointment and despair for Suns fans. Yes I understand we don't have Beal and we aren't in top shape yet - but this is the Lakers not the Nuggets, that is not a legit excuse.

I know I sound dramatic - but I think this is the hard truth, because if anything we may not be even this healthy come playoff time.
 

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Look here is the hard truth - this team has by far the best chance we have of competing for the next decade.

If we can't beat a likely 7 or 8 seed in a 1 game elimination game that is an enormous RED FLAG and points to a decade of disappointment and despair for Suns fans. Yes I understand we don't have Beal and we aren't in top shape yet - but this is the Lakers not the Nuggets, that is not a legit excuse.

I know I sound dramatic - but I think this is the hard truth, because if anything we may not be even this healthy come playoff time.
We lost to the Spurs twice, it's definitely a legit excuse. Won't be nice to lose this game but I'm not going to write the team off if we do.
 
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The winner goes to Las Vegas to play the Pelicans in the semi-finals on Thursday, December 7th.

Loser goes home to host the Kings on Friday.

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We lost to the Spurs twice, it's definitely a legit excuse. Won't be nice to lose this game but I'm not going to write the team off if we do.
We are now 20 games in and this is a pseudo playoff game against a team that beat us twice when we should have won - This is a much bigger deal

A team with any kind of pride and our talent should not lose this game.
 

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We are now 20 games in and this is a pseudo playoff game against a team that beat us twice when we should have won - This is a much bigger deal

A team with any kind of pride and our talent should not lose this game.
I'm sure Laker fans are saying the exact same thing. Moreover considering they are relatively healthier than us.
 
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