Revived wrote:This is a good win on the 2nd night of a back to back even against a shorthanded team.
I’m one of the posters that’s been given the “Ayton hater” status of this board and but honestly tonight’s awful game from him tonight isn’t all that concerning. Every player has off nights, CP3 has had it, Booker has had it, even all our favorite Bridges had a game where he was down right awful just few games ago.
If you think about it, it was the perfect storm for him to have a bad game too. Three main factors imo.
1. Bound to have an off game after several strong ones.
2. Back to back game. Bigs always need more rest than perimeter players so not surprising.
3. Vucevic is one of the top Cs in the league. Defending him takes even more energy and I’m sure Ayton had some nerves going up against him too.
This can’t become a pattern and I expect him to bounce back next game otherwise then yeah it can be alarming. But not worried about this one.
And holy **** man Devin Booker...carried the team on his back. What a game.
Couldn't have said it better myself. Although I don't really even care about 2-3 bad games in a row by anyone. That's like a week... Nothing to be all up and in arms about. I never was, I am not, and I never will be - much like the most of you guys. You have a small injury, that's one game. You pull a stinker for some reason that is two. Then you are on the back end of a back-to-back and tired as hell, so obviously the 3rd game won't be your best, or "bounceback" either. Nothing to write home about in my opinion. Yes, the game threads will have some comments, but it does not make or break anyone as a player - especially if they have pooved continously beforehand who and what they are.
For expamle, this 5 game strech since the Orlando game has not been the best basketball of Bridges's carreer, but I do not see anyone really complaining about it, becouse it's evident he is still trying and giving it his all (and has flashes here and there even during this "bad" strech), he is just dead tired by now, he was injured a bit too. But noone complains in the Bridges thread how he sucks - becouse he does not, we see his effort and we KNOW that he wil be back to his old self.
As for this game - Book it!
I have bragging rights against my brother (who is a huge Bulls fan) for a year!!!
Happy Easter it will be!