Suns @ Thunder Sunday game thread 4-2-2023

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Even playing 4 on 5 KD comes up big. I don't think I've ever seen a team so completely ignore a player like OKC just did with Okogie.
Honestly, there is no reason not to ignore Okogie. He has had one good game offensively in over a month and since being inserted into the starting lineup.
 

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Honestly, there is no reason not to ignore Okogie. He has had one good game offensively in over a month and since being inserted into the starting lineup.
True. But they gave him more room on purpose than I've ever seen. Multiple times on that possession a defender would notice a wide open player in the corner and start to go that way, once they realized who it was they immediately went elsewhere. I don't think anyone even got close enough to foul him should the ball go there. And with all that scrambling 5 on 4 defense, it's a miracle we didn't have to pass him the ball. Thank KD and CP3 for that.
 

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True. But they gave him more room on purpose than I've ever seen. Multiple times on that possession a defender would notice a wide open player in the corner and start to go that way, once they realized who it was they immediately went elsewhere. I don't think anyone even got close enough to foul him should the ball go there. And with all that scrambling 5 on 4 defense, it's a miracle we didn't have to pass him the ball. Thank KD and CP3 for that.
Plan on seeing a heavy dose of that. If you are going to leave anybody open at the 3 it’s going to be Okogie and Ayton. Until the Denver game Okogie was under 30% from three since starting which is atrocious. If he was shooting like he was from the bench? We would be blowing out more teams.
 

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Great win streak and we need all the padding we can get. Hope the Suns get a handle on 2nd chance points and fouling. If they get those two things under control? They will start blowing teams out of the water.
 
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