Suns @ Mavericks Wednesday game thread 1-24-2024

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It's great to see Nurkic and Eubanks having fun and the team developing chemistry.

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I'm not sure if this has been posted, but here is where Nurkic pushes Grant Williams for standing on top of Kevin Durant.

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We also seem to be able to defend for stretches. Third quarter? 43-20. That has been happening quite often now. We just go on a stretch of dominant play, 2-way play. That tilts the game in our favor.

We went small. Basically Nurkic out and defense improves against teams with penetrating guards.

Nurkic is really just there for huge centers.
 

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And I don't see Kyrie making much of a difference in that game - not with the 45pt swing and all
Nope just an excuse they will use and say Luka has to do it all himself. Like they don’t have a barrage of 3 point shooters raining down 3s all the time lol. Poor Luka don’t have no help they’ll say hahaha….
 

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For once I feel like the refs knew he was the instigator and T'ing up KD was the wrong move. KD does have star power.

Can't shove anyone, regardless of the reason. KD pushed Grant when he got back up so if you're going to T up Nurkic and Williams then you need to T up KD too. Not that KD was wrong but that's just impartial refereeing.
 
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Williams needed to go and good on Nurk

The days of the enforcer may be over, but someone has to stand up for a player when he is down.

However, this gets touchy come playoff time when role players try to get stars or other important players ejected.
 
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IMO, it was clear, Williams wanted to get Durant ejected.

Kudos to Nurkic who may have saved that from happening.
 

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Re watched some of the game, we were pretty rough on Luka, he looked like a pinball at times.
That's why he was soo tired he was taking knees and bumps the whole game.
 
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