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Game 45: The Battle of the Bridges: Phoenix Suns (30-14) @ Charlotte Hornets (23-21) l Sunday l 10:00am l FSNAZ

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Game 45: The Battle of the Bridges: Phoenix Suns (30-14) @ Charlotte Hornets (23-21) l Sunday l 10:00am l FSNAZ 

Post#1 » by SunsRback4Good » Sat Mar 27, 2021 2:59 am

Who: Phoenix Suns @ Charlotte Hornets

When: Sunday, March 28th @ 10:00am (1:00ET), FSNAZ

Where: Spectrum Center, Charlotte, NC

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Phoenix Suns starting lineup:


C- Ayton
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F- Crowder
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F- Bridges
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G- Booker
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G- CP3
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Reserves: Saric/Cam/Payne/Galloway/Craig





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Charlotte Hornets starting lineup:


C- Biyombo
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F- Washington
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F- Hayward
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G- Rozier
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G- Graham
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Reserves: Monk/Bridges/McDaniels/Martin/Zeller
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Post#2 » by Mulhollanddrive » Sat Mar 27, 2021 7:22 pm

Their strengths are 3 point shooting and bench, our perimeter defense will be vital.
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Post#3 » by SlovenianDragon » Sat Mar 27, 2021 7:54 pm

So If monty goes for his normal rotations and CP3 is pulled early this might be a game where Carter gets some minutes to defend scary terry.

Then just play Mikal on on Hayward all game.

We got this.
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Post#4 » by sasquatchBob » Sat Mar 27, 2021 8:33 pm

SlovenianDragon wrote:So If monty goes for his normal rotations and CP3 is pulled early this might be a game where Carter gets some minutes to defend scary terry.

Then just play Mikal on on Hayward all game.

We got this.


Speaking of Carter. Who else is disappointed by him this season? After the bubble I had much bigger expectations for him.
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Post#5 » by JohnWall2 » Sun Mar 28, 2021 12:19 am

The only position they have an advantage on us is SF but that is negated somewhat by Bridges being our best perimeter defender. Rozier had a nice season but up against Booker and I think the C and PG advantages we have are substantial.
SlovenianDragon wrote:So If monty goes for his normal rotations and CP3 is pulled early this might be a game where Carter gets some minutes to defend scary terry.

Then just play Mikal on on Hayward all game.

We got this.
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Post#6 » by TouchPassDario » Sun Mar 28, 2021 12:24 am

sasquatchBob wrote:
SlovenianDragon wrote:So If monty goes for his normal rotations and CP3 is pulled early this might be a game where Carter gets some minutes to defend scary terry.

Then just play Mikal on on Hayward all game.

We got this.


Speaking of Carter. Who else is disappointed by him this season? After the bubble I had much bigger expectations for him.


Carter not playing is symptomatic of two things:
1. We are really good
2. He shot poorly in a small sample when he was fighting for minutes

Other than his poor shooting he has played fine.

Per36 #s of
4.2 assists to 0.7 turnovers
2.3 stocks

That’s quite good, although his foul rate is a mite high.
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Post#7 » by Jdiddy701 » Sun Mar 28, 2021 1:08 am

sasquatchBob wrote:
SlovenianDragon wrote:So If monty goes for his normal rotations and CP3 is pulled early this might be a game where Carter gets some minutes to defend scary terry.

Then just play Mikal on on Hayward all game.

We got this.


Speaking of Carter. Who else is disappointed by him this season? After the bubble I had much bigger expectations for him.

Hasn’t played much but when he has, I have not seen the same tenacity he played last year on defense. He was a big reason why we went 8-0 in the bubble. Him and Cam Payne were so fun to watch off the bench. Our team is just so deep this year, hard to find him minutes.


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Post#8 » by Bogyo » Sun Mar 28, 2021 7:44 am

Very early game too, I hope boys get caffeinated before and not sleepwalk through the first half.
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Post#9 » by Mulhollanddrive » Sun Mar 28, 2021 1:40 pm

Carter shooting 39% from 3 at 11 points per 36 in his last 270 minutes, his first 4 games similar to Booker skewed his stats. Having said that can probably only play one of Craig / Carter in that defensive role.
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Post#10 » by spanishninja » Sun Mar 28, 2021 4:14 pm

Just got a fantasy update that Monk is out. Crossing my fingies it's true!

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Post#11 » by Bogyo » Sun Mar 28, 2021 4:24 pm

30 mins till kickoff, just a friendly headsup
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Post#12 » by TouchPassDario » Sun Mar 28, 2021 4:39 pm

Jdiddy701 wrote:
sasquatchBob wrote:
SlovenianDragon wrote:So If monty goes for his normal rotations and CP3 is pulled early this might be a game where Carter gets some minutes to defend scary terry.

Then just play Mikal on on Hayward all game.

We got this.


Speaking of Carter. Who else is disappointed by him this season? After the bubble I had much bigger expectations for him.

Hasn’t played much but when he has, I have not seen the same tenacity he played last year on defense. He was a big reason why we went 8-0 in the bubble. Him and Cam Payne were so fun to watch off the bench. Our team is just so deep this year, hard to find him minutes.


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DRTG better this year and stock rate only slightly down.
He has been roughly the same defensively this year. Skewed to garbage time minutes tho.
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Post#13 » by ducler » Sun Mar 28, 2021 4:45 pm

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Post#14 » by Mulhollanddrive » Sun Mar 28, 2021 5:02 pm

No Monk is big for us, like a kid who doesn't want to do Buddhism.
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Post#15 » by NE1Care » Sun Mar 28, 2021 5:03 pm

Anyone have a good link today? All my normal ones are blank. Must be the early game.
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Post#16 » by Mulhollanddrive » Sun Mar 28, 2021 5:20 pm

DA good start and standing in the paint for 10 seconds lol.

Everyone else looks a bit sleepy still.
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Post#17 » by Bogyo » Sun Mar 28, 2021 5:21 pm

DA looking good so far.
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Post#18 » by sunsbg » Sun Mar 28, 2021 5:22 pm

NE1Care wrote:Anyone have a good link today? All my normal ones are blank. Must be the early game.


http://nbastream.tv/1200-phoenix-suns-charlotte-hornets/ works for me.
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Post#19 » by sunsbg » Sun Mar 28, 2021 5:24 pm

Mikal - Ayton connection is big for the future as well.
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Post#20 » by Jdiddy701 » Sun Mar 28, 2021 5:24 pm

Deandre Ayton. Wow. Keep it going man.


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