Suns @ Nuggets Friday Playoff game thread 6-11-2021 - Game 3

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Gotta weather the initial storm Denver throws at us tonight.
 

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Process those Nuggets and form them into the shape of an L! GO SUNS!
 

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This game will likely go how Ayton's fouls go.
 

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The Joker is likely to go off tonight... Could be a 40 point, 20 rebound type game. Ayton MUST stay out of foul trouble and simply be what he's been in every playoff game he's played thus far. The rest will take care of itself.
But if Ayton disappears tonight, either due to foul trouble, or god forbid he reverts to bad Ayton and turtles up, the Nuggets would likely grab their first W.
 

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The staring lineup may not change for Nuggets afterall. I guess we will know more near game time.

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I think this is the pattern, especially with the Nuggets. The Suns D makes the other team really work to score, in this case Jokic. The Joker is highly skilled, but he is not a physical freak or an endurance athlete. He runs out of gas near the end of the third quarter, but he has to be on the floor for that team to function. His fatigue is their achilles heal.

Yes, keeping the game close is the key and try to win at the end.
 

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I'm thinking that's easier said than done playing in Denver's altitude. We need to do our best not to let it come down the end of the game and smack them hard coming out the gate.

Of course this is preferable but I expect the Nuggets to be charged up tonight. They will try to blow the Suns out early.

Players seem to get acclimated to the altitude as the game goes on. The Suns bench may be needed early.
 

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same for all of the above sans the last sentence which will be put to the test Sunday. That said, I’ve sacrificed multiple 1st halves of this playoff run being smashed in the face with water repeatedly by niece in the pool, entertaining her so my mom and dad can spend a little time with her and other brother watching outside since they can’t come in the house right now.
I had planned to continue to smash you in the face with water . . . no?
 

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I thought it was a mistake when the Lakers went away from Drummond and quit playing Harrell as much and went with Gasol mostly. Drummond and Harrell were killing us on the glass. Gasol was a liability on defense and the boards. Pretty sure the Laker coach is gone....


I sure thought they’d play Trez and THT at the same time. Two high energy guys who just find a nack to score on us.
 

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I sure thought they’d play Trez and THT at the same time. Two high energy guys who just find a nack to score on us.
I was surprised they didn’t play those two more as well. Their eyes tend to light up with the suns.
 
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