This ain’t your Momma's Suns
Morning Ladies and Gents,
Public Service Announcement: These ain’t your Momma’s Suns!
1)Suns close out the Clippers in a tight game. And go up 2–0.
This game had everything.
Cam Payne Campaigned!
On Defense, Jae Crowder Crowded players.
Rebounds..De’Andre Ayton ate them.
In the locker room..Booker read books???
Something like that.
I’m just saying everyone contributed to this huge win.
But seriously, none bigger than Cam Payne & De’Andre Ayton.
The lefty led all scorers, slashing to the basket at will, and dishing wide-open assists. 29 pts 9 assists
And De’Andre was a monster in the post. Grabbing rebound after rebound, shooting baby hooks, and defending the rim. 24 pts 14 Rebs.
For a second…if you squinted your eyes real hard…you could see a little Steve Nash, Amarie Stoudamire happening.
But when your eyes opened, what you’d see…is a Bloody Devin Booker?
Patrick Beverly who at this point in the game had more fouls than points, headbutts Devin Booker in a wild defensive play, completely smashing his nose.
Both players had to go to the locker room for stitches.
Reminiscent of the Steve Nash, “Nose Game” vs the Spurs in the playoffs.
But the Suns lost that game…
And like I told you… these ain’t your momma's Suns!
2)There was a Playoff P & a Wayoff P sighting?!
Poor Paul George. He was in the middle of having a great game. 26 pts 6 Rebs 6 Assists.
But then…in the final 1:30 with the Clippers enjoying a 1 point lead…we got warped into a blackhole….
Apparently, our ship flew into an unforeseen Review Field.
Our crew was getting pummeled with Review after review after review.
Time seemed to stand still in the arena, while in the real world (especially in the Eastern Time zone 😤), time sped by….
I didn’t know if we were going to make it.
Seriously…The game seemed to go on for an eternity..
In real-time, the final 1 minute and 30 seconds, took an hour to finish.
I spent so much time looking at the scorer's tables, somebody needs to give those guys an honorary jersey…Yeesh!
And some part of that must have messed with Paul George.
Because he gets sent to the line, with a 1 point lead.
And he walks away with — nothing.
He bricks two of the most important shots of the game.
And how did the Suns respond with only .9 seconds on the clock?
Game-winning fade-away from Booker?
A sweet layup from Cam Payne?
How about a masterfully drawn-up alley-up for DeAndre Ayton that gave the Suns a 1 point lead with .7 left on the clock.
Look these ain’t your mommas Suns. Well coached, great on defense, tough. And still missing their superstar Chris Paul!
Now down 0–2, the Clippers have to dig themselves out of another hole.
They’ve done it twice these playoffs. They have a coach with a track record…
But do they have the ability to even this thing up before Chris Paul is let out of his cage?
The plot thickens.
We’re going going…back back..to Cali!
Have a wonderful Wednesday everyone!
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