France played well. Pop did some weird stuff with the lineups for the USA.
Pretty clear that Lavine should NOT be starting. He is an absolute liability on defense. Tatum also basically stops the offense every time he gets the ball.
Tatum should be the 6th man...
He was kinda due. He had just gone 42, then 40 in back to back games.
Honestly, Phoenix blew this series in Game 4. They should've been up 3-1.
Booker had the **** beaten out of him all series by Holiday.
The Saric injury really hurt them. He wouldn't have made a difference guarding Giannis, but he does shoot 3s, and is a much more capable passer offensively than Ayton.
He would've helped them on the boards too.
Ayton looked literally spent after the 1st Q tonight.
Hats off to the Suns though...
To be fair though, Giannis did the exact same thing to Booker earlier in the game, and Booker got ticked off.
I don't think CP3 intended to hurt Giannis there, he was trying to do everything he could to prevent him from making the dunk (seems foolish lol). But CP3 does have a reputation for...
A LeBron who has been signficantly hurt 2/3 years, AD who is hurt every other year it seems (even during the bubble), and CP3, who has had 4 separate injuries in these playoffs?
You wanna bet on that group somehow staying healthy?
Paul is going to be 37. The Suns had very little injuries this year, made the Finals in a compressed season, and had CP3 healthy nearly for the full season.
I hate to say this, but odds are, their luck with staying healthy? That ain't happening next year, and CP3 very likely will realize that...
I think Booker actually cost his team the game with his 5th foul. It was a silly emotional play, and it came after he complained to the refs after they missed an OOB call on PJ Tucker, which they called on Booker.
I think last night was the first time the Suns have really collapsed mentally...
A lot of the Bucks fans are making this out to be a huge deal, but I don't think it really is.
The Suns basically have had this problem all year, basically defense against bigs when Ayton is out or in foul trouble. So its not anything new for them.
Saric actually did play like a 6th man of the...
The Bucks sit their big dudes out on the perimeter and jack up 3s. For a team with their size, they play some really dumb basketball at times.
They had maybe their best shooting night from 3 all playoffs tonight, and were never in any position to win that game.
I mean jeez... Do you guys forget how close we were to playing the Lakers in the first round if the refs didn't screw the Warriors?
And we got to play against the Clippers twice without Kawhi, and lost both?
We've got no room to be playing the asterisk game. That is garbage. The...
Even if Giannis is healthy, the only thing the Bucks have going for them is their size in this series IMO (and the way Ayton is playing, that might be even'd out a little bit).
Monty vs Bud is a complete coaching mismatch. I see Phoenix winning this in 5 or 6 regardless of Giannis' health.
The Bucks play some really dumb and head-scratching basketball at times. And if we wanna talk injuries, they were arguably just as fortunate as the Suns.
Biggest mismatch in this series is Monty vs Bud. Monty will coach circles around Bud.