Trail Blazers @ Suns Game Thread
The Suns have a lot of three-point shooters, most notably Jared Dudley, Michael Beasley, Sebastian Telfair, Goran Dragic, and Markieff Morris, who can single-handly take over a game with their perimeter shooting. A key early on could be whether Phoenix tries to force it down low to the Polish Hammer and what success comes of it. If he's having his way with Hickson and Leonard, the Trail Blazers could be forced into sending a double team, which would leave their shooters open from downtown. If they're hitting, it could be lights out. Also, it's important that Portland doesn't get into a three-point shooting contest with Phoenix. It's not that we can't match them with the shooters we possess, but our advantage is inside and we should look inside and work our way out.
So Rip City, what are your keys to victory?Continue>>>