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Ok. Pretty happy not to have bothered with this thread during the game. I found it very enjoyable. A lot of shit starting to come together. OG and Delon looking really nice. Fred looking like himself on both ends. Kyle playing with such nice energy. Jonas was tough to bear. I gotta think that when Kawhi was asked what the difference was between giving up the lead and then going on a 9-0 run, he really wanted to give the one word answer - “Jonas”.

Fun to see shots falling, but there were still plenty of wide open misses. This wasn’t about just heating up. The offense is looking that much more organized. It still needs to be more sure not to stall out like it did at times tonight, but Nurse called good timeouts and made good moves with the full lineup.

Rivers took a few shots that were so bad they should have blown the whistle and called a foul.
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LX
Dskotek wrote:

He doesn't seem as freakishly quick as he once did. Few factors there I'm sure:

1)Kawhi guarding him

2)He isn't going to age gracefully

3)Team morale, and isn't sacrificing his body as much as he used to.

It's weird to see though. He used to get to the rim at will against us.



Koreen tweeted today that of the 183 players logging at least 350 minutes, the only players slower than Wall are Marc Gasol and Harden. He’s becoming Jalen Rose.
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deaner
Suns are beating the bucks??
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DanH
LX wrote:
Ok. Pretty happy not to have bothered with this thread during the game. I found it very enjoyable. A lot of shit starting to come together. OG and Delon looking really nice. Fred looking like himself on both ends. Kyle playing with such nice energy. Jonas was tough to bear. I gotta think that when Kawhi was asked what the difference was between giving up the lead and then going on a 9-0 run, he really wanted to give the one word answer - “Jonas”.

Fun to see shots falling, but there were still plenty of wide open misses. This wasn’t about just heating up. The offense is looking that much more organized. It still needs to be more sure not to stall out like it did at times tonight, but Nurse called good timeouts and made good moves with the full lineup.

Rivers took a few shots that were so bad they should have blown the whistle and called a foul.


Oh, I'd give Kawhi more credit than that, he's not an idiot. He surely saw that JV was out there to give up the lead, and was ALSO out there for the run they made to take it back before subbing out with an 8 point lead. If he wanted to give that answer he's much less aware of what was going on out there than I'd assume.

Now, JV had a bad game for sure. But he was hardly the one reason they weren't playing well for some stretches and didn't prevent them from playing well for other stretches. Still, yes, I was about to throw my remote at him on the screen if he bobbled another chance on the roll into a turnover.

I did really like seeing the bench unit get to work not just with Serge but also Pascal for stretches. They looked way better than they usually do, but when the pieces fit that's what happens.
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Raptorman
Cant hate on JV.  He has done far more good than bad this season.  And when he gets yanked because he is sukking, he just sits down and comes back the next game twice as motivated. He is a coaches dream and the other players love his hustle and acceptance of his role. 

I guess we havnt had enough head cases to make us appreciate that we dont have any now. 
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elT
DanH wrote:


Oh, I'd give Kawhi more credit than that, he's not an idiot. He surely saw that JV was out there to give up the lead, and was ALSO out there for the run they made to take it back before subbing out with an 8 point lead. If he wanted to give that answer he's much less aware of what was going on out there than I'd assume.

Now, JV had a bad game for sure. But he was hardly the one reason they weren't playing well for some stretches and didn't prevent them from playing well for other stretches. Still, yes, I was about to throw my remote at him on the screen if he bobbled another chance on the roll into a turnover.

I did really like seeing the bench unit get to work not just with Serge but also Pascal for stretches. They looked way better than they usually do, but when the pieces fit that's what happens.


Bench had shots falling and played their best game this season but still had issues with being passive, over dribbling and too many possession that went nowhere. But notable improvement and hoping more will come regardless of who starts.

As for Jonas, it is annoying how he still takes way too much time to make non trivial decisions on offense and it is discouraging to see him still struggling to decide and execute passes out of rolls. But I'm not expecting him to improve there before December. He just need a bit more than than rest of the team to adjust and integrate. But this has been the best start to a season he has ever had so that is solid. Rejuvenated Ibaka on the other hand is kicking some major ass on both ends although he also needs to improve his decision making. He has been rebounding well lately, 8.4 rbpg, 2.2 offensive.
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moremilk
It wasn't a good game outside of the shooting, but this team, more than any other we had, tends to play down not only to the competition, but also to the score. It's quite frustrating to see how up and down our play is during a single game.


But I'm happy that the schedule turns tough, it will force us to improve in this area, or else it will be an ugly stretch.

Another thing that separates this from last year team, is that once we slip, it's a lot harder to step back up, which is why we lost to Detroit and nearly to Orlando.

Starting Sunday we'll be playing a bunch of good or physical teams or both, where we'll need to sustain our play for the whole game in order to win.
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