Suns @ Nuggets Friday 10-25-19 game thread

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He might have had the best plus-minus, but Bridges has played poorly and timidly throughout preseason and into the season. Something is very off with him.

I do not agree. He’s playing good d. He’s just not getting shot attempts.
 

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Rubio says his knee is fine.


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Ricky Rubio said his knee is fine after hurting in picking up his 6th foul in overtime. Didn't look fine the way he walked off the court, but he seemed to walk better leaving the locker room. #Suns

9:59 PM - 25 Oct 2019
 

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#Suns coach Monty Williams said Mikal Bridges was NOT banged up tonight. "We just felt like Kelly was a better matchup at the four. To get him in the open court against their bigger wings and fours, we thought was an advantage for us." #Suns

10:23 PM - 25 Oct 2019
 

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I do not agree. He’s playing good d. He’s just not getting shot attempts.

He's getting opportunities. He's just hesitant to shoot, and when he does shoot, he's all over the place. Starting to look like a small forward version of Bender, which is scaring me.
 

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Rubio says his knee is fine.


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Ricky Rubio said his knee is fine after hurting in picking up his 6th foul in overtime. Didn't look fine the way he walked off the court, but he seemed to walk better leaving the locker room. #Suns

9:59 PM - 25 Oct 2019

Looking back, it look like he came down hard on his knee cap, he was rubbing the front and above his knee, rather than the scarier prospect of him holding the back or side of his knee.
 

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Looking back, it look like he came down hard on his knee cap, he was rubbing the front and above his knee, rather than the scarier prospect of him holding the back or side of his knee.

I didn't get a good look at it so I hope he is fine. What a stressed out game.
 

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A) Ayton games lost due to suspension: 1

B) An all-star has to hit that last shot or draw a foul. Definitely not try a fall away against two defenders that gets blocked. I worry this is the first indicator that booker is not the #1 we all hope he is when it’s a better team and they are competitive in games. Disappointing game all around from Booker.

C) it’s like they don’t know what to do with Bridges. That scares me for a dude they used two 1sts on.

D) helluva scrappy game by this team. Sucks to lose one they coulda won.

E) saric’s outside shooting has sucked, but I appreciate the defense he played down the stretch on jokic.

F) Oubre might prove to be the third star. I want to see how consistently he can do this.

G) frank and baynes and Rubio and Tyler and carter put in yeoman’s work. I wish they were rewarded with a w.

damn good job so far Monty!!!
 

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B) An all-star has to hit that last shot or draw a foul. Definitely not try a fall away against two defenders that gets blocked. I worry this is the first indicator that booker is not the #1 we all hope he is when it’s a better team and they are competitive in games. Disappointing game all around from Booker.

A lot of great players fail to convert quite a few of their game winning attempts. It was a bad shooting game from Booker and it's really just that simple. It's not like this was the first chance he has had to win a game at the buzzer as he has multiple game winning shots. I suspect if the shot was feeling a little better in this game he would have pulled up for a jump shot, but instead felt more comfortable driving it into the teeth of the defense. Seems weird to take just 1-2 poor shooting performances as some sort of evidence of anything at this point.
 

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A lot of great players fail to convert quite a few of their game winning attempts. It was a bad shooting game from Booker and it's really just that simple. It's not like this was the first chance he has had to win a game at the buzzer as he has multiple game winning shots. I suspect if the shot was feeling a little better in this game he would have pulled up for a jump shot, but instead felt more comfortable driving it into the teeth of the defense. Seems weird to take just 1-2 poor shooting performances as some sort of evidence of anything at this point.
I think it’s one thing to game winners when no ones expecting anything outta you. I think it’s another when you’re on a competitive team. This year looks to be the first of competitive play in book’s career. In my opinion this year begins the tale of whether he’s stats or a star. So far 0-for-1.

And don’t get me wrong, I’m a big booker guy. always defended him in the face of naysayers and national press. But I’m also a show me guy. So here’s his stage...
 

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On Booker not making the last shot in overtime.


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Devin Booker on the game's final play, in which he drove and got blocked by Torrey Craig: "I’ll make my adjustment next time...at the end of the game, you never (should choose to) try to get something at the rim. I should have known better. But you live and you learn." #Suns

10:57 PM - 25 Oct 2019
 

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What an effort for a team that just went through losing their big guy. This team has the depth to weather the ayton storm imo. Also, like ouchie said, Booker is gonna need an adjustment year to know what pressure filled games feel like.. he'll be better for it in the long run..but those nerves are gonna be tested big time if this team competes most every night.
 

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