Suns @ Lakers Tuesday game thread 3-2-2021

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  1. Mainstreet

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    Tuesday the Suns wrap up their three game road trip at the Los Angeles Lakers in a game that will draw a lot of national attention.

    They then return home to play the Warriors on Thursday before the NBA All-Star break.

    Lakers are 24-11 after winning their last two games over the Trail Blazers and Warriors. However, they are only 5-5 in their last ten games.

    Anthony Davis will not be back until sometime after the All-Star game.

    Suns are 22-11 with wins over the Bulls and Timberwolves in their last two games. They are 8-2 in their last ten games.

    The game will be televised on TNT.

    Start time is listed at 8 p.m. Arizona time.
     
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    Dario Saric is again listed as QUESTIONABLE for the game but he played against the Timberwolves with this designation.

    Lebron James and Kyle Kuzma are listed as probable.

     
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    VERY excited to see how we play in this game. Bright lights, Bug City game!
     
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    In the West playoff race: Jazz lost to the Pelicans, Spurs lost to Nets in OT. Nuggets beat Bulls.

    Trail Blazers are tied with Charlotte at halftime.
     
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    Blazers win against the Hornets. Regardless, a win vs the Lakers puts the Suns in 2nd in the west based on win percentage.
     
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    I wish Anthony Davis were playing so this could be a true measuring stick with type of game. It won't be an easy win without him but the Suns match up a lot better without his involvement. Should be a good game and its nationally televised so I hope the Suns come ready to play.
     
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    Is Lebron shooting free throws yet? How 'bout now? I can already hear him crying about a missed call.
     
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    Didn’t Stern create a no-whining rule like 10 years ago where you’d get T’d up for complaining? I wish they’d go back to a zero tolerance rule. I’d be a rough transition at first but the players would be forced to adapt if the officials stayed strong. It’s so out of hand.

    I watched all those rewatchables that Simmons did during the Last Dance and it’s amazing how much respect players had for the refs. They let them play and nobody complained.
     
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    Yeah, like the attempt to curtail flopping, it died a quick death. I'm not positive but I don't believe they officially changed their position, they just don't pay much attention to it anymore.
     
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    I remember that. Officials started calling A LOT of technicals and it lead to players being pissed. There was some sort of meeting between the players union and the commish where the players got the refs to back off some. By the following season it was forgotten altogether. I want to say it was Stern's last year. I could be wrong on the timing.

    Found this from ESPN.

    ESPN.com/nba/news/story?id=5609817
     
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    Let's shock the world and w this one suns

    Looking for huge gms from ayton booker

    Rise up suns!!
     
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    Yes, winning tonight would be a shocker but the Suns need a win to make a statement.

    If the Suns are going to make noise in the playoffs they need to rise up for the big games.

    The Warriors game before the All-Star break will not be an easy game either.
     
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    Yup hoping suns get atleast 1 w out of these 2... Don't want a 2 gm lose streak before break....
     
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    If the Suns want to be one of the top four teams in the West they need to play like it. Playoff teams are starting to close ranks. Suns need to show they belong and bring it every game.
     
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    Yup soooo tru to try also get use to playoff scenarios

    Just curious do people from this forum ever do meet up at suns gms that be fun!!! I know cards fans on this board tailgate sometimes
     
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