On today's @PHNX_Suns podcast, we talked Game 1, had a snake draft for overrated movies, and I got heated about the sports entertainment industry's obsession with hot takes.
“I think that funky feeling that we had at the end could generate a bit of ‘let’s get back out there.’”
Asked Monty Williams about whether the Suns’ poor close to Game 1 is the type of annoyance this group will take with them heading into Game 2:
It's cool to have differing opinions. It's cool if you think the Mavs will be better in G2.
But in a game the Suns led wire to wire and were up by 21 in the 4th, this is not real analysis. Normally I don't give this type of thing attention, but the willful ignorance is shameful twitter.com/FTFonFS1/statu…
From the Suns' fluky 4th quarter that's not worth worrying about to the Mavs having no answer for Deandre Ayton, there was a lot to absorb in Game 1. For @PHNX_Suns, I went through the biggest observations: bit.ly/38G6OQp
Chris Paul on the Game 1 win: "We'll take the win. It's not always gonna be pretty. We played well, pretty much most of the game. We'll look at the film tomorrow and see what we need to do different in Game 2."
Monty Williams said dialing back Chris Paul's minutes was not a part of the plan, but he sat him longer than usual because Cam Payne was playing well and it helps keep him fresh for the 4th quarter.
Mentioned CP3 having a few choice words for him when he subbed him out in the 3Q
Monty Williams on the Suns' 4th quarter struggles: "I just thought we missed a lot of shots vs. their switching. We had an advantage with our bigs, especially with JaVale, and I though we made a few bad reads."
The Suns shot at least 50% on FG in their 7th straight playoff game.
That's tied with the 1986 Lakers for the 2nd-longest streak in a postseason during the shot-clock era.
They trail only the 1984 Lakers, who did this in 10 straight games.
The Mavericks have absolutely no answer for Deandre Ayton. He's up to 25 points on 12-of-15 shooting and there's still 7 minutes left in the 3rd quarter. Playoff career highs gotta be inbound in this series