Suns @ Pelicans Friday Playoff game thread 4-22-2022 - Game 3

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It's on to New Orleans to play the Pelicans.

Games 3 and 4 will be played on Friday and Sunday at the Smoothie King Center.

Suns will try to recover from a devastating loss on Tuesday which included Devin Booker leaving the game due to a reported hamstring injury.

The game on Friday will be televised on Bally Sports Arizona and ESPN.

Start time is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Arizona time.
 

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DA looks excited about those tasty treats... If he could only show as much excitement on the court.
 

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Im gettin my bong rdy im tired but i cant zzz lol lets just say bit more puffs than usual poff fan nerves

This gm is huge if suns fail than i can sadly see pels beatin suns and suns using book hurt as exuse
 
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The biggest issues I see is the Suns lack of rebounding and defense.

It's hard to get excited when they are being crushed on the backboard. Suns were out rebounded by 26 rebounds the first two playoff meetings.

And the Pelicans shot the lights out on Tuesday shooting 54.8% from the field and 56.7% from 3P range.

I really don't see how the Suns are going to fix the rebound deficiency.
 

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The biggest issues I see is the Suns lack of rebounding and defense.

It's hard to get excited when they are being crushed on the backboard. Suns were out rebounded by 26 rebounds the first two playoff meetings.

And the Pelicans shot the lights out on Tuesday shooting 54.8% from the field and 56.7% from 3P range.

I really don't see how the Suns are going to fix the rebound deficiency.
There's a little thing in basketball called blocking out. There is no reason the Suns can't improve the rebounding disparity if they desire. Also, it might be a good idea to start guarding some of those threes. Yes, the Pelicans made some tough ones but there is no way they can sustain 50%+ three point shooting efficiency.
 

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There's a little thing in basketball called blocking out. There is no reason the Suns can't improve the rebounding disparity if they desire. Also, it might be a good idea to start guarding some of those threes. Yes, the Pelicans made some tough ones but there is no way they can sustain 50%+ three point shooting efficiency.
Right. We won 64 games, we have adapted to all kinds of adversity. We saw it just a few weeks ago in a couple games in the regular season. They can do it, we know they can do it, we've SEEN them do it.
 
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There's a little thing in basketball called blocking out. There is no reason the Suns can't improve the rebounding disparity if they desire. Also, it might be a good idea to start guarding some of those threes. Yes, the Pelicans made some tough ones but there is no way they can sustain 50%+ three point shooting efficiency.

I hope the rebounding can be improved but the Suns may have to quit switching as much on defense so they are not out of position for rebounds. Obviously the switching didn't help much in games 1 and 2 in regard to rebounding.

The Suns can't let the Pelicans get any shot they want and win.
 

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Right. We won 64 games, we have adapted to all kinds of adversity. We saw it just a few weeks ago in a couple games in the regular season. They can do it, we know they can do it, we've SEEN them do it.
We have guys who have stepped up all season when our players were down and out. The Suns have no excuses if they are as deep and as good as we think they are.
 
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