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Game 50: Utah Jazz (38-12) @ Phoenix Suns (35-14) l Wednesday l 7:00pm l ESPN

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Game 50: Utah Jazz (38-12) @ Phoenix Suns (35-14) l Wednesday l 7:00pm l ESPN 

Post#1 » by SunsRback4Good » Tue Apr 6, 2021 3:22 am

The stage is set! Possible WCF Preview

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Who: Utah Jazz @ Phoenix Suns

When: Wednesday, April 7th @ 7:00pm (10:00ET)

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Where: PHX arena, Phoenix, AZ


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Utah Jazz starting lineup:


C- Gobert
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F- Bogdanovic
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F- O'Neale
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G- Mitchell
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G- Conley
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Reserves: Clarkson/Ingles/Favors/Niang/Oni



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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/Craig/Payne/Carter


Good luck charm!!!


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Post#2 » by TouchPassDario » Tue Apr 6, 2021 3:33 am

Guessing Utah -1

This will be a compelling match-up. We need to attach to shooters. Make them dribble.
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Post#3 » by Mulhollanddrive » Tue Apr 6, 2021 11:30 am

All about perimeter defense switching and rotations, think we're steady enough in other areas.

Interested in how Ayton performs against Gobert to measure his legitimacy as an impact player at playoff level.

Love a big game that could shift how we assess championship hopes.
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Post#4 » by Flying Colors » Tue Apr 6, 2021 1:49 pm

Need the suns to make a big statement these next 2 games and get the Jazz hoping they won’t see us in the playoffs
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Post#5 » by starbosa10 » Tue Apr 6, 2021 2:26 pm

I'm so excited for this
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Post#6 » by LV-Suns » Tue Apr 6, 2021 3:51 pm

starbosa10 wrote:I'm so excited for this

Top 2 records in the league, ESPN game, with both teams mostly healthy. This might the biggest regular season matchup we had in the last 10 years.
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Post#7 » by RunDogGun » Tue Apr 6, 2021 4:04 pm

I like the video game pic of Conley. Well played, sir.
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Post#8 » by Jarlaxle0204 » Tue Apr 6, 2021 4:14 pm

It would be really nice to win this one as we've beaten them once already so this would give us the tie breaker if needed.
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Post#9 » by Crives » Tue Apr 6, 2021 4:20 pm

Such a big stretch coming up. Two big games from Book and he should seriously enter mvp conversation. We really need to get the 1st seed. Lakers are dropping to #7.
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Post#10 » by bwgood77 » Tue Apr 6, 2021 4:40 pm

Crives wrote:Such a big stretch coming up. Two big games from Book and he should seriously enter mvp conversation. We really need to get the 1st seed. Lakers are dropping to #7.


If anyone enters MVP from us it will probably be Paul. Even he fans voted him MVP, at least so far.
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Post#11 » by WeekapaugGroove » Tue Apr 6, 2021 6:50 pm

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Crives wrote:Such a big stretch coming up. Two big games from Book and he should seriously enter mvp conversation. We really need to get the 1st seed. Lakers are dropping to #7.


If anyone enters MVP from us it will probably be Paul. Even he fans voted him MVP, at least so far.
Neither Paul nor Booker should be at the top of the MVP race but All NBA is going to be super interesting. So many awesome guards but if the Suns finish top 3 in the west one of them should make it. Id give Booker the nod over Paul but it's closer than the raw stats would suggest. I worry the two of them will steal votes from each other and niether makes it.

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Post#12 » by bwgood77 » Tue Apr 6, 2021 7:06 pm

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bwgood77 wrote:
Crives wrote:Such a big stretch coming up. Two big games from Book and he should seriously enter mvp conversation. We really need to get the 1st seed. Lakers are dropping to #7.


If anyone enters MVP from us it will probably be Paul. Even he fans voted him MVP, at least so far.
Neither Paul nor Booker should be at the top of the MVP race but All NBA is going to be super interesting. So many awesome guards but if the Suns finish top 3 in the west one of them should make it. Id give Booker the nod over Paul but it's closer than the raw stats would suggest. I worry the two of them will steal votes from each other and niether makes it.

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I think Booker would probably get on an all nba team over Paul, even though I think Paul is the most valuable player for the team this season. Just watching Galloway and Nader's video and the way Nader talks about how he coaches and holds every player accountable player 1-14 and talked about how much he's grown and matured under him the last two years.

I think Paul has had this impact on numerous players on the team and his value to this team is kind of immeasurable.
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Post#13 » by Jesus_H_Macy » Tue Apr 6, 2021 7:07 pm

So pumped for this game. This'll be the first time we've played a full-strength top team since...the first time we played the Jazz? With the exception of that Clippers game this Suns group always shows up for the big-time matchups. Looking forward to a great game
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Post#14 » by WeekapaugGroove » Tue Apr 6, 2021 11:18 pm

The over reactions either way over the next couple weeks are going to be out of control.



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Post#15 » by lilfishi22 » Wed Apr 7, 2021 12:06 am

Obviously I would love a W but W or L, I'm just excited to watch the game. The two best teams in the west both currently playing at a high level (9-1 in the last 10) and it feels like the first healthy contender we've played since we beat the Bucks and Sixers B2B in early Feb.

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Post#16 » by lilfishi22 » Wed Apr 7, 2021 12:09 am

Jesus_H_Macy wrote:So pumped for this game. This'll be the first time we've played a full-strength top team since...the first time we played the Jazz? With the exception of that Clippers game this Suns group always shows up for the big-time matchups. Looking forward to a great game

I kinda scratched that game off the record because it was far too early in the season to really say anything about either teams. We played a healthy Bucks and Sixers back in Feb.

But yeah I'm super pumped for this game as well, I don't think I've been this excited to play a top team in a long time.
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Post#17 » by bwgood77 » Wed Apr 7, 2021 1:27 am

WeekapaugGroove wrote:The over reactions either way over the next couple weeks are going to be out of control.

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I was going to post earlier that I hope we don't jump out to a lead to start because when it inevitably gets close people will complain that we lost it when basketball is a game of runs.

I wonder if Book will want to guard Mitchell.
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Post#18 » by bwgood77 » Wed Apr 7, 2021 1:29 am

Seems like Gobert, who is a 65% FT shooter, always goes like 9/10 from the line when we play them since we intentionally foul him.
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Post#19 » by Jesus_H_Macy » Wed Apr 7, 2021 3:29 am

lilfishi22 wrote:
Jesus_H_Macy wrote:So pumped for this game. This'll be the first time we've played a full-strength top team since...the first time we played the Jazz? With the exception of that Clippers game this Suns group always shows up for the big-time matchups. Looking forward to a great game

I kinda scratched that game off the record because it was far too early in the season to really say anything about either teams. We played a healthy Bucks and Sixers back in Feb.

But yeah I'm super pumped for this game as well, I don't think I've been this excited to play a top team in a long time.


Not sure how much to read into that first Jazz game either, but it was the last one I could remember where the other team had all their top players. I thought I remembered that when we played the Sixers they didn’t have Simmons and when we played the Bucks they didn’t have Holiday? But I digress...let’s go Suns!
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Post#20 » by Jesus_H_Macy » Wed Apr 7, 2021 3:37 am

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WeekapaugGroove wrote:The over reactions either way over the next couple weeks are going to be out of control.

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I was going to post earlier that I hope we don't jump out to a lead to start because when it inevitably gets close people will complain that we lost it when basketball is a game of runs.

I wonder if Book will want to guard Mitchell.


Guilty as charged :-?. I’m hoping the same thing, but because I’m a bit worried about them losing focus if they get out to a lead early. Late 2nd or later is when I feel like if they got some separation they’d still stay focused. But since this is a good team maybe focus won’t be a concern.

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