Suns @ Magic Sunday game thread 1-28-2024

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In a back-to-back affair, the Suns play the Magic on Sunday and the Heat on Monday

Magic are 23-21. They are playing the Grizzlies on Friday in a game in progress.

The Suns are now 26-19 after falling to the Pacers breaking their seven game winning streak.

Still five more games on the road trip, including Orlando:

@Orlando- Sunday (1-28)
@Miami- Monday (1-29)
@Brooklyn- Wednesday (1-31)
@Atlanta- Friday (2-2)
@Washington- Sunday (2-4)

When: Sunday, 1-28-2024

Television: Suns Live, Arizona's Family 3TV / Arizona's Family Sports

Radio: KMVP 98.7 / S: KSUN

Time: 4:00 PM Arizona time
 

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Another really good team. Hoping we can play a modicum of defense in this one.
 

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I really want to see them pickup some defensive intensity. I would much rather each of the big 3 get around 20 to 30 each and see good defense then one guy go off.
 
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You thinking trade?

If Bol Bol is no longer in the Suns plans for whatever reason, they could trade or waive him. A lot depends upon his health.

The Suns need a mobile center with his skills but he has been out awhile.
 

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I'm losing confidence Bol Bol will again play a game for the Suns.
Trusting coach on his statement he felt Bol may play sometime on this road trip. It was noted he went through a pretty hard pregame workout before last game.
 
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Trusting coach on his statement he felt Bol may play sometime on this road trip. It was noted he went through a pretty hard pregame workout before last game.

It would be nice to get him back. Bol Bol would have helped in the last game against the Pacers.
 

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It would be nice to get him back. Bol Bol would have helped in the last game against the Pacers.
I didn't get to see the second half of last game. I know he won't have stopped the Lob game so much, but I wonder why Azubuike hasn't got some run. Eubanks is playing better now, but even when we criticize Nurkic, you can visibly see a drop off when he leaves the game. Earlier, when I checked the teams plus/minus totals Big Nurk is right at the top of the list. We are just experiencing a drop off when he goes out.
 
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I didn't get to see the second half of last game. I know he won't have stopped the Lob game so much, but I wonder why Azubuike hasn't got some run. Eubanks is playing better now, but even when we criticize Nurkic, you can visibly see a drop off when he leaves the game. Earlier, when I checked the teams plus/minus totals Big Nurk is right at the top of the list. We are just experiencing a drop off when he goes out.

Yeah, the Suns were a sieve without Nurkic in the middle. This is why they need to address depth at forward/center.
 

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Yeah, the Suns were a sieve without Nurkic in the middle. This is why they need to address depth at forward/center.
I was expecting Eubanks to play like he did in Portland. We will get someone. Suns were noted to be in contact with Biyambo who was just let go. I think he's our back up plan at this point.
 
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Jusuf Nurkic is OUT today. Drew Eubanks will start.

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Bradley Beal will be a game time decision. Reportedly being fitted for a mask.

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This is Orlando's starting lineup.

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Bradley Beal hopes to play wearing a mask that is not custom fit. He will get a custom fit mask later.

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If Bol Bol is no longer in the Suns plans for whatever reason, they could trade or waive him. A lot depends upon his health.

The Suns need a mobile center with his skills but he has been out awhile.
He will play for us again.
 
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This is the latest. Bradley Beal is AVAILABLE.

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The Magic have lost their last 2 games and are 3-7 in their last 10 games, but their size figures to give the Suns problems.
 
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