Still thawing out after attending last night's game. I'll just make a few observations.
Rob is being criticized but Phoenix' defensive rebounding was pretty good all night. They boxed out really well. And I was really impressed with Bridges. He's a very good player. He did a solid job defensively vs both Jays.
Luke hurt his ankle. I didn't go back through the thread to see if anyone noticed but he was struggling, Joe stayed with him and then he got victimized when his guy beat him down floor - ended up being a big basket in the game. Luke went straight to the locker room after and never came back.
A lot of us - me included - have been on Joe for not resting Tatum. Well last night he did - even as Phoenix was making the run that eventually won them the game. Also Hauser didn't play at all. The need for cover at the 3 is glaring.
Overall, they were disinterested for most of the night. They made a nice run in the 3Q that I thought might carry them to a win but that stretch where Tatum went out cost them the game.
Grant was terrible again. He contributed nothing. As a team, their shooting was as cold as the weather.