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GAME THREAD: Phoenix Suns (51-21) @ Los Angeles Clippers (47-25) - (June 24, 2021)

GAME THREAD: Phoenix Suns (51-21) @ Los Angeles Clippers (47-25) - (June 24, 2021)

greendalealumnus

Clippers still only with 2 points...


greendalealumnus

Alright there ya go


Absol61

Its unfortunate Kawhi is out otherwise they sweep the Suns.


teramelosiscool

suns fans 2 days ago: "it's unfortunate cp is out, otherwise these games wouldn't even be close" sometimes the addition/subtraction of a player doesn't have the results you'd expect. though to be fair, last night's game wasn't particularly close... just not in the direction they thought.


michelobX10

0-2 Clippers in 4


ChameleonWins

More like Dayoff D


teramelosiscool

furious george


lovo17

I actually think Cam Payne being out makes things much tougher for the Suns. Also Ayton was passing too much in that second half. He's gotta be more aggressive.


bomomma

Booker has a broken nose in 3 places and cp3 just came back from.covid but let's talk about the incredible defensive back court of Mann and Beverly. Yeah ok lol. On to game 4.


jackswhatshesaid

Oh yeah, let's totally not talk about how the Clippers are down 2 starters and an injured Morris as well. All the talks the first 2 games were about Booker, Ayton, and Payne, but I think I found the needy attention whore.


nahs

Let’s also talk about how we could have won the first two games if we’re talking hypotheticals


bomomma

I'm still 100% confident we are moving on to the finals. Annoying af hearing the commentators giving the clips d all the credit when our guards just played like shit. Down vote me all you fucking want like I give a fuck about redit karma 😂


Irish_1996

We’ll yea. When the D plays that good you often play like shit asshole


bomomma

You guys are so fucking ignorant. Booker had plenty of space on alot of his shots and straight up missed. Prolly because he's wearing a mask for the first time and has a broken nose in 3 fucking places. Chris Paul looked like he was playing in sand, definitely not him self. Was that due to having 2 weeks off and covid or incredible d from the clips? Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm


Irish_1996

And the playoffs aren’t a good place for you to get reconditioned……. Cp3 might play like that the rest of the series if that’s the case old bozo


bomomma

Rofl according to your 1996 I'm 2 years older than you young bozo. Fuck off


Irish_1996

I was talking bout cp3


Irish_1996

You act like he ain’t gotta gym at home and was staying in shape bum. Sombody who plays maybe 5 min a game came in and out preformed yo stars bruh ain’t no excuses it’s win or go home y’all chokkkkken


bomomma

You act like a home gym is the same as a NBA playoff game? Seriously the ignorance is out of control on this sub, I'm out.


Irish_1996

So if y’all lose you gonna use that as your excuse? The Lakers didn’t have AD the nuggets don’t have Murry, shit the clippers don’t have khawii or Ibaka and y’all still barely winning. I’d wait till after the series to talk shit


kezmicdust

Yes, bring it on! Go Clippers!


portableportal

C'mon Laker fans. You guys are rooting a little too hard for the team that eliminated you.


Asa37

Why tf would we root for the team that claims they own LA?


teramelosiscool

maybe because it's obvious to anyone with a brain the lakers own LA. the clippers claiming that is like a little kid saying he's the best halo player in the world after he gets one kill on you after 10 games. it's so ridiculous/preposterous that it's actually kind of cute, and if you get mad at him and start arguing "no you're not, i'm way better," etc. then you're an idiot. people who don't follow basketball don't even know there's another nba team in LA besides the lakers. the clippers saying that is like when a chihuahua thinks it's a great dane. it's funny, it's a joke. as a LA fan why would you ever let that bother you?


portableportal

No one says you have to root for the Clippers. I'm a Laker fan too, but I'm not gushing at the prospect of Phoenix making the finals.


KAWHlNATOR

Don't worry lil dog we will avenge you.


guamfrisson

Paul George was kinda ass with his decision making in this game nvm his 27 pts. Got bailed out by RJ and Beverly and Mann.


AcknowledgeableYuman

Well I’m glad it’s a team sport.


guamfrisson

Good thing some games are won or lost on crucial game time decisions.


AcknowledgeableYuman

By a team.


Yecheil

He's a terrible ball handler. He had some untimely turnovers in game 2 as well. Easily should have been 2-1. Ty Lue messed up giving the ball to PG in the inbound pass for the FT's. Should've given it to reggie.


jackswhatshesaid

Personally I wanted it to go to Kennard.


sportsdude486

How the Suns respond to this loss will say a lot about the character of this team. The only reason I feel that is still in question is because this team hasn’t lost much in the playoffs.


sidepart

Accurate. Although I will say that when they lost against the Lakers and went down 1-2, they turned it back on and got in rhythm finally. I know CP3 had the shoulder thing but still, going down 1-2 can really mess with a team. Who knows, maybe CP3 just needs 1 more loss here on Saturday before he finds his way back after being forced onto a couch for 10 days.


NetGlass4387

ah yes, when they went down 1-2 and got in rhythm against anthony davis' ghost. i like you guys as a team and all but you've been incredibly lucky


thegrumpywaffle

Suns are a great team and all, and they definitely have the will and power to win, but they have easily had the easiest road so far between the final 4 teams.


NetGlass4387

ikr, which again i don't mind. cp3 has been fucked by injuries his entire career so maybe he can have this one but these insufferable fans who just flat out glance over their amazing luck tick me off


nearcatch

Lol even SVP is tired of JVG’s review whining.


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Clippers in 7 fasho


kewe316

What is with these interview questions? Just saw an intense game and Rachel Nichols asking PG13 about being besties with Reggie Jackson? I want THAT job. 🙃


MaiGahd

So. Suns in 4 is done. the 0-2 Clippers is next. Refs may actually be onto something here.


GeneralShepard

Rachel is so eager to stroke PG's ego


kewe316

Stroke something…


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GreekPartisan

When you lose by 14, you can't blame luck.


sidepart

Nah, but you can blame 10-40 shooting from Book and CP3. Just can't have that and win. That's what we'd get from Moore and ...what...Carter? If Book and CP3 were DNP.


GreekPartisan

Book had two horrible games in a row. It's not just a bad day. If the Suns don't do something to adjust, the streak will continue and you are gonna keep blaming luck, God, how the buckets are designed and the refs ofc.


sidepart

I literally put blame on performance there and not bad luck or whatever. I'll go a step further and say that the Clips stifling defense caused it. I mean I'll piss and about officiating as much as the next fan of a team, but shit like that doesn't matter. SUNS need to just play through that shit and not get into a mentality where they expect calls to go their way.


trtryt

how else do Lakers fans cope


Asa37

Lmao, we eat every decade.


danrod17

We just watch highlights from 1949, 1950, 1952, 1953, 1954, 1972, 1980, 1982, 1985, 1987, 1988, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2009, 2010, and 2020.


Relijun

Well technically you weren't the LA Lakers till the 60s I believe, I dunno, Bill Burr told me.


danrod17

That’s true.


sunshineandzen

But you can thank the refs


GreekPartisan

98% of the NBA fans whine about the refs when their team gets destroyed. Nothing new here.


TheKingNekro

True but if you watched this series and come to the conclusion that it hasn't been called 1-sided in favor of the Clips, you're blind. And people like you who act like rigged reffing is a conspiracy theory(when it's literally been proven and exposed to have happened multiple times) are annoying as fuck. What do you expect other than people to complain when they just watched the refs butcher the integrity of the sport? That said, the refs aren't the reason the Suns lost today. We could have easily won this game despite the bad reffing. 2 of the most efficient scorers in the league's shots were off to an extreme level, 50/50 balls went the Clippers way most of the time, and we made way more dumb decisions than usual and despite all of that and the bad reffing we only lost by 14 against a desperate team stepping it up with many players playing at the top of their games. We could have easily won this if we just played a better. No excuses, Suns fans. We played like ass. Gotta come out in the next game and match their energy, get out of this shooting slump, and take care of business.


Irish_1996

Any team could win if they played better ……………… y’all lucky to have a 2-1 lead it could easily be 3-0 clippers. What y’all gonna say if clippers win the next game bc “they’re desperate” what if they win the next game


TheKingNekro

Are you dumb? No shit any team could win if they played better, but the point is the Suns would have won if they shot anywhere near their AVERAGES. Not like I'm saying the Suns need to go out there and shoot 100% FG as a team to win. They had a terrible game and a lot of Clips shot above their averages, and the reffing was one sided, and we still only lost by 14 and cut the lead to like 6 in the 4th quarter. I'm not worried at all yet.


Irish_1996

And the clippers would have won game 1/2 if Khawi played


TheKingNekro

👍 And the Suns would have won by more in game 1/2 and their offense wouldn't have been rusty in Game 3 in CP3 played.


scs2007022

Not to mention that the bad judgement also affecting players' performance.


TheKingNekro

That's true. A lot of players are emotional and let the bad calls get to them, and it messes with their focus and makes them play worse. I know this happens to Booker a lot of times.


GreekPartisan

You wrote all this to come to the conclusion that you had to "play a little bit better"? This cliche is your explanation? Like the Suns didn't want to win tonight or something? Creating suspense and such? Come back with something better.


TheKingNekro

Wtf is the problem with that? I don't believe in blaming the refs for losing if you didn't play as good as you should and lost by double digits. You can complain about them and hate them for the bad calls, but when you lose by double digits and had multiple players not playing anywhere near their expectations you still have to admit that the refs weren't the only reason you lost. But if we would have lost game 2 by 1 point after that travesty of a reffed game, then it would be a different story.


ExaminationGrouchy97

Never in my life did I expect Pat Bev to get a Mike Breen "BANG"


Poopcie

I got a 10 year old iPad that's a little laggy but it streamed that game flawlessly.


silliputti0907

I just realized buffstreams is trash now.


dawilF

Th what happened to them my stream was very laggy and way behind time


silliputti0907

Not sure, crackstreams was a a little blurry but sometimes liver than live. It's mean off for a while though. I switched to weak spell for this game after buff kept freezing.


dawilF

Weak spell worked perfectly for me after switching though haven’t done crack for a while now after I had some issues


kewe316

Your iPad the real MVP this game. Also, refs sucked donkey balls!


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melatoxic

Charlotte fans should be ecstatic they got Terry Rozier and Lamelo the way I am about not having cap space


GreekPartisan

The momentum changed. The Clippers won easily the home game while they proved that they are too hard to die on the road game by losing to the last possession (and also missing two FTs on the possession before). This is going to be a similar series with the Raptors/Bucks a couple of years ago when everybody was praising the Bucks and then the Raptors got 4 straight wins and eliminated them.


Asa37

Book and Paul shot 10/40, you're never gonna see that again


GreekPartisan

You said the same thing about Book in the last game, too. Beverley is his kryptonite, deal with it.


Asa37

Book hit shots when it mattered last game, pat Bev is just an annoying fly.


aquinasbot

An annoying fly that locks down 1’s.


silliputti0907

Whenever I see Pat Bev running around, I hear DJmeechy making barking noises.


GreekPartisan

Hahaha, the Brandon Ingram fan (typical street basketball guy that will never play in championship contending team) obviously can't see the impact made on the court by an important role player.


silliputti0907

That's was rude. Nothing in my comment diminished Bev's impact.


GreekPartisan

If 20 points with 5-16 FG is a good performance for your top scorer, then fine. It says a lot about your judgment.


scs2007022

If the opposite team can have hard foul having no foul, you can only have a field goal like this. It also affecting the long 2 because Clippers do not have to prepare for his cut-in. If he cuts, then push booker.


Asa37

Go ahead and think you can contain Booker like that for a whole 7 game set, he'll find his shot.


GreekPartisan

He better remember where it's hidden before this series end.


Damerman

Don’t care who wins, i just want this to go to 7


scs2007022

People like you are making NBA ref having bad judges.


OutlandishnessKey554

Reverse sweep incoming suns was lucky in game 2 lol


BabyRage12

No payne no win He played damn well first 2 games, and only play 4 mins???? SERIOUSLY??)


GFHrecluse

Why comment on a game thread when you don't watch the damn game?


Particleman08

He rolled his ankle. Were you watching the game??


foreveraIoan

Rolled his Ankle


GrandmasterSirius

He got injured...


MSEASU

Because the Clippers bush leagued him


Smeevy

Nah. That one was just bad luck.


PugsyBogues

No they didn’t. Foh. He rolled his ankle before anyone touched it. Go watch it again.


CR1535

Lmao 2 games lost is enough for clippers to injured some best players of opposing team


Lrdwhyt

He was injured.


Eagle20_Fox2

Clippers win game 4. Scott Foster will most likely ref.


the-kza

what did the suns fans mean when they said suns in 4? 🤷‍♂️


TheKingNekro

That our next win will be Game 4.


_mdz

Gottem


Particleman08

Suns in 4 + 1


MSEASU

Suns in 5


ssandy45

We meant Suns in 4 a tough series against the Clippers


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Lmao nice


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Quiet_Round8818

Go play on the road


MSEASU

We beat your fully healthy team in Game 1 so quit crying


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BorisTheBlade04

I’m glad you’re finally watching good basketball teams. I feel bad for you having to root for a play in team that got bounced in rd 1


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BorisTheBlade04

Of course. Still got the lead, home court advantage, and the best overall team


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BorisTheBlade04

It’s the defense. They’re playing well, but we have plenty of offense to make up for it and can adjust. Plus don’t count on our backcourt playing that poorly again.


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Did someone say something, it sounds a little *faded*


blue_scream_of_death

Suns in Four loses. 0-2 Clippers on the driver's seat.


FryinGosling

Hear me out.. Clippers in 8


Mysterious_Living165

Any Suns fans want to tell me what happened to Cam Payne?


awmaleg

Your tv doesn’t get cable is what happened.


funky_chicken29

Uhh…he rolled his ankle and didn’t play


Particleman08

Rolled his ankle in the 1st qtr.


Mysterious_Living165

Damn. Hopefully he comes back next game, PHX could have used him


kewe316

Why does Kawhi Leonard clapping look & make me feel sad? 🤩


PugsyBogues

He wants to be down there.


Pranapltwillbtoptier

Not too worried, suns were down 4 at one point in the 4th with Paul and book shooting 10-40. Don’t really see that happening again


aquinasbot

Yeah had nothing to do with clippers defense or anything


storeboughtoaktree

Exactly


corrine49

This one hurt


funky_chicken29

Suns will get it next game. Book has proven he can get 30-40. Dudes face is fucked up. He comes back in game 4 with 35 and the win


CR1535

Nah. Clippers will injure your next best player by then


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funky_chicken29

Booker has tampons in his nose and plastic face shield haha Kahwi acting like a bitch on the sidelines. Payne also hot hurt. Suns more inured than the Clippers this game. Suns gonna heal. Clippers won’t.


rollsomemo

How is Kawhi acting like a bitch lol


funky_chicken29

Knee contusion sounds rough. Aka bruise. Devin Booker has an entire face contusion.


rollsomemo

Kawhi won a ring on one leg not too long ago, you’re dumb as fuck if you’re hating on someone that literally is beloved by the rest of the NBA


funky_chicken29

Beloved by the rest of the NBA when he plays…dude is known for NOT playing. I don’t expect him back unless the Clips make the Finals


rollsomemo

He played the whole year this year, clown.


pantstofry

So embarrassing to root for a city rival


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pantstofry

That’s like rooting for Barcelona in the UCL semis but ok


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pantstofry

Both are pretty fuckin bad if you’re a Real Madrid fan. I get not wanting to root for the team that knocked you out but I’d root for anyone over atlético or Barça


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silliputti0907

Feel like you just descibed PG. But I get it. They were cocky last year, this year they seem a bit more humbled.


pantstofry

Man idk to each their own. Jesus could be coaching my rival and id hope they get swept


itachimadridista

If you a laker fan you’d know clippers were never a rival but the jealous red headed step brother who wanted attention cus they were annoyed you’re getting so much. But yeah that’s funny you say that lmao, I’d never support barca either no matter what. So I get you, but my heart soften a lot for the clippers the past year. I think ty lue helped a lot in that.


Asa37

Tf you rooting for the clippers for?


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Asa37

/r/Lakers would laugh at you for that


GillianSeed1980

Not if Kawhi plays!


funky_chicken29

He’s done this season


GillianSeed1980

Confirmed?


funky_chicken29

He’s not playing this series, which is why he was up in the stands with his family and not down on the sidelines with the team during the game. He only plays if they make the Finals


MSEASU

He sat out a season for a contusion you think He will risk a knee injury?


GillianSeed1980

For the Championship?


mackinn

Suns lucky they stole last game


MSEASU

They led the whole game, the refs tried to steal it for the Clippers.


Poopcie

Cp3 about to finally lead the clippers to the finals. About time


cp3inthe4th

He's gonna rip his jersey off, revealing a clips jersey underneath & hit booker with a steel chair


nihilz

It sucks that the Suns couldn’t sweep. The only way the Bucks have a snowball’s chance in the finals - if they can even get by the Hawks - is if the WC winner has to rest for a full week. That seems unlikely now.


cmcg18

Watching Reggie Jackson just reminds me how fucking good okc is at drafting


mbdtf95

As a Croat I'm really disappointed with way Saric's career progressed. I expected bigger things from him, and his rookie season was quite good with Philly, so I expected big progress from him in upcoming years. And years later here he is, playing like 13 min per game in NBA team.


silliputti0907

To be fair, so many careers are screwed over by being traded a lot at a young age. They need stability and not deal with new coaches, system, environment and everything else.


Lukas-Bw

Zubac>


thahovster7

What about Zu he from Croatia? No love for the big man?


mbdtf95

I dunno he's just born tall lol. Not biggest fan of most centers, especially limited ones like Zubac. Bojan Bogdanovic is only true baller in Croatian team.


beerbeans

i swear every playoff game the clips have gone off in the third quarter


ladidadi82

SuNs iN fOUr


MSEASU

Nuggets in 9


ladidadi82

Hell yeah I like the spirit lol


Zahn91

Lol sore loser


tasyn123

Don’t you wish your teams plays another team with an injured best/second best player in every round?


RatchetUBum

You can only play who you are given. We still beat the best player in the league in round one. We beat the MVP in round two.


ladidadi82

Lol would be nice


tasyn123

Sun fans really down voting for speak the truth lmao


funky_chicken29

Suns in 5


thegrumpywaffle

This guy has never heard of the 0-2 clippers


funky_chicken29

Suns played wack with a busted face Booker and CP coming back with a different game flow. They fix it next game.


aquinasbot

“Booker is busted” “CP3 just getting warmed up” …had nothing to do with the clippers.


RatchetUBum

you’re a nuggets fan why are you even talking


blackchucktays

Why are they celebrating like they just won the series lol


blackarthurman

Can tell this guy has never played a sport in his life


CR1535

Maybe they're just successfuly injured or aggravated the injury of another suns player?


PugsyBogues

Sore losers. They didn’t injure anyone. Go watch the damn highlight. Payne rolled his ankle before anyone touched him.


thegrumpywaffle

No surprise. Many fans bring up excuses and whine that it wasn't a fair game or series, so when they lose said series, they can validate the loss


Substantial-North499

LETS GOOOOOO BABY


jackswhatshesaid

I like that the Clippers celebrating annoys you off lol


thahovster7

Because they take it one game at a time. Celebrate the wins, don't steep on the losses that's been the theme this year in every post game interview from our guys.


sidepart

Because they had a good night and had fun with it.


nahs

Exactly like OP didnt see the Suns celebrate after game 2


funky_chicken29

It’s their last win


ZellyWellyPately

Idk, maybe because they came back from a 2-0 deficit twice during this playoffs.


jdbills

I guess they won a game in the WCF without their best player.


Poopcie

This isn't encouraging