Twin Towers - Amare and Robin

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22-32 FG, 18-22 FT, 62 PTS, 2 TO. If we could get this kind of strong inside game the rest of the series and Frye starts hitting, we could become dangerous..
 

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Robin Lopez is the new grown ass man in the valley. He is NASTY.
 

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We need to "Celtic-Pride" Channing to make sure that he doesnt play next game or ever again. Can't hide 1-20...
 

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No kidding. I love how he's completely unintimidated by the moment.

This is the big difference between Lopez and Frye. Most people said these two are the key players. Lopez is the big Suns needs while Frye is the shooter that needs to draw Bigs out. Why is Frye so mentally weak?
 

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I loved the TNT guys acting like; "Wow, who is Robin Lopez??"

It's like nobody believed the Suns when we said losing him for 6 weeks was gonna suck.

He's just showing what he showed Suns fans for most of the season.

LOVE ME SOME ROLO!
 

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I loved the TNT guys acting like; "Wow, who is Robin Lopez??"

It's like nobody believed the Suns when we said losing him for 6 weeks was gonna suck.

He's just showing what he showed Suns fans for most of the season.

LOVE ME SOME ROLO!

It takes the playoffs for guys to get a reputation - good or bad. Robin has only three games of playoffs experience... the last three games.

Sadly, most outside shooters have a hard time in the playoffs. Defenses are extended, the defenders are better, and fouls aren't called as often.

Here are the four game stats of Korver against the Lakers:

Game 1 0-1
Game 2 0-1
Game 3 5-5
Game 4 0-0

Korver had the best three point shooting in the NBA this season. So except for game 3 where he shot well, otherwise he went 0 for 2 in the other three games. I think we need recognize that the Laker's defense is adding to Fry's woes a lot.
 

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I think we need recognize that the Laker's defense is adding to Fry's woes a lot.

I think the Lakers defense was adding to Frye's difficulties but not so much tonight. He's lost his confidence and missed a lot of wide open 3's tonight that he would have normally buried.

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I think the Lakers defense was adding to Frye's difficulties but not so much tonight. He's lost his confidence and missed a lot of wide open 3's tonight that he would have normally buried.

Steve

There have been more signs to his mental collapses. Not boxing out on Fisher's fastbreak layup miss to allow Odom to put it back way behind him in a game, etc. :bang:
 

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I loved the TNT guys acting like; "Wow, who is Robin Lopez??"

It's like nobody believed the Suns when we said losing him for 6 weeks was gonna suck.

Marv Albert has no business calling Western Conference games.
 

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It takes the playoffs for guys to get a reputation - good or bad. Robin has only three games of playoffs experience... the last three games.

Sadly, most outside shooters have a hard time in the playoffs. Defenses are extended, the defenders are better, and fouls aren't called as often.

Here are the four game stats of Korver against the Lakers:

Game 1 0-1
Game 2 0-1
Game 3 5-5
Game 4 0-0

Korver had the best three point shooting in the NBA this season. So except for game 3 where he shot well, otherwise he went 0 for 2 in the other three games. I think we need recognize that the Laker's defense is adding to Fry's woes a lot.

the difference is korver knows when to stop when they are not falling. He doesnt miss the first 10 and try anoter 20 shots after that.
 

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Thank Goodness our bright young Sun is the type of player that can all but assure the expediation of smallball in the future here.....great game Lopez.:thumbup:

Lopez,Duds,Dragic.....a nice young defensive core.
The emergence of Clark would be tops on my list of potential nice surprises this coming summer.
 

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Most Laker fans feel the same way about Doug Collins.

Don't they like how Collins gushes over Kobe and the "degree of difficulty" on his shots. Collins annoys me in some ways but he has more than earned the right to commentate any game. Except for maybe Hubie Brown, he seems to have the most knowledge about the players on various teams. He brings up detailed information about bench players when the Marvs and Reggies of the world would say "who is this guy?"
 

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Not boxing out on Fisher's fastbreak layup miss to allow Odom to put it back way behind him in a game, etc. :bang:

I have no defense for this play. I watched and rewatched every time they showed it hoping to see that Odom pushed him but it just didn't happen. It's a pretty stupid decision on his part no matter how you cut it.

Steve
 

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the difference is korver knows when to stop when they are not falling. He doesnt miss the first 10 and try anoter 20 shots after that.

Not really a fair comparison. His value goes away when he continues to miss those outside shots but it goes away even quicker if he just refuses to shoot them. He has a role and he's currently not filling that role but passing up the open shot is not the right solution.

Steve
 

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It was great how the two of them played. However, I would be lying if I said I think Robin can do that every night. Let alone Amare play this consistent for the entire series. However, when they are both on??? Wow.....what a difference these guys can make together in there. If we can get the 3 point shooting going somehow and have our interior play like that night in a night out.....that would be deadly.
 

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Why can't they play Lopez, Amare and Channing at the same time? That would be interesting.... Channing could play the small forward - since most of the time he has Artest running him off the 3 pt line.
 

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Why can't they play Lopez, Amare and Channing at the same time? That would be interesting.... Channing could play the small forward - since most of the time he has Artest running him off the 3 pt line.


Cause Dudley is a better rebounder, defender, hustler, shooter, and player... As is Grant Hill. Thats why we dont play Channing at the 3.
 

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There have been more signs to his mental collapses. Not boxing out on Fisher's fastbreak layup miss to allow Odom to put it back way behind him in a game, etc. :bang:

If I'm recalling the same play, it looked to me as if he didn't consider that Fisher would blow the layup and Frye was jumping out to inbound the ball in a hurry as Gentry preaches.

Frye shouldn't have assumed that Fisher would make the layup. But I don't think it was so much a mental collapse (not boxing out) as it was just guessing wrong.
 

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If I'm recalling the same play, it looked to me as if he didn't consider that Fisher would blow the layup and Frye was jumping out to inbound the ball in a hurry as Gentry preaches.

Frye shouldn't have assumed that Fisher would make the layup. But I don't think it was so much a mental collapse (not boxing out) as it was just guessing wrong.

Actually, I hadn't considered this possibility. I think you're right. However, it was still a very dumb play and I'm definitely a Frye apologist.

Steve
 

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Why can't they play Lopez, Amare and Channing at the same time? That would be interesting.... Channing could play the small forward - since most of the time he has Artest running him off the 3 pt line.
This is the direction i would go in as well(in this particular series anyway).
Frye is going to continue to struggle IMO if he's put out there w/inconsistent scorers like Duds,Barbs,Dragic and he's being asked to carry the offensive load.

Play him w/the starters & gameplan him to do other things & his shot will likely relax.
 
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