Tuesday July 5, 2022

What’s the buzz on Twitter?

Gerald Bourguet @GeraldBourguet
Final: DAL 111, PHX 101
Booker: 35 Pts, 7 Ast, 10-22 FG
Ayton: 14 Pts, 11 Reb, 7-12 FG
Crowder: 15 Pts, 6 Ast
Doncic: 26 Pts, 10 Ast, 7 Reb, 4 Stl, 9-25 FG
Series tied 2-2 – 6:08 PM
Nate Duncan @NateDuncanNBA
Deandre Ayton again not really having a defensive impact tonight. The 5-out lineup with the guy he’s guarding in the corner has led to either shots in the lane or corner 3s. Suns looking a little like Utah tonight on D. – 6:05 PM

Gerald Bourguet @GeraldBourguet
Luka Doncic scores on a drive. Booker miss. Mavs hit a corner 3. Booker miss and Ayton can’t corral the rebound. Another Mavs 3. The deficit is back to 14 and this one feels over – 5:51 PM
John Hollinger @johnhollinger
Don’t love that Dallas timeout because it lets Suns put Ayton in for Biz. He’d been marooned at scorer’s table for quite a while.
Looks like we’ll have no Payne and “point Booker” the rest of the way for Phoenix, with three other wings and Ayton. – 5:47 PM
Gerald Bourguet @GeraldBourguet
Deandre Ayton is at the scorer’s table waiting to check in. Mavs are giving the Suns an opening with all the shots they’re missing right now. Phoenix back within 6 with 7 minutes to go – 5:45 PM
Gerald Bourguet @GeraldBourguet
End of 3Q: DAL 87, PHX 78
Booker: 29 Pts, 8-16 FG
Crowder: 13 Pts, 5-10 FG
Ayton: 12 Pts, 9 Reb, 6-11 FG
Doncic: 20 Pts, 8 Ast, 7 Reb, 6-19 FG – 5:33 PM

Duane Rankin @DuaneRankin
Luka dribbled air out of ball and Ayton blocked his shot with 3.3 left in shot clock.
Got Finney-Smith missed corner 3 out of that possession.
Payne to rim. #Suns down five. – 5:15 PM

Gerald Bourguet @GeraldBourguet
Halftime: DAL 68, PHX 56
Booker: 19 Pts, 5-9 FG
Crowder: 12 Pts, 5-8 FG
Ayton: 10 Pts, 4 Reb
Doncic: 16 Pts, 6 Ast, 4-10 FG
DAL: 14-24 3P; PHX: 5-10 3P – 4:49 PM

Law Murray @LawMurrayTheNU
Frank Ntilikina taking Josh Green rotation spot and then contributing to the effort of keeping the ball away from Ayton… – 4:41 PM

Eddie Sefko @ESefko
-5assist for Chris Paul on that Jae Crowder 3-pointer. He was passing the ball to Deandre Ayton, who missed the pass, which bounced two or three times before reaching Crowder in the corner for an open triple. Offense for both teams has been pretty amazing. Mavs up 51-37. – 4:24 PM

Gerald Bourguet @GeraldBourguet
Deandre Ayton’s missed a pair of bunnies at the basket. Nobody on the Suns really in a flow offensively other than Devin Booker. Meanwhile, Luka Doncic picks up his 2nd on an offensive foul – 4:06 PM

Eddie Sefko @ESefko
Mavericks are up 24-13 with 5:11 left in the first. Ayton and Booker have scored all of Phoenix’s points. CP3 with 2 fouls. The Mavericks could not have asked for a better start. – 4:04 PM
Law Murray @LawMurrayTheNU
How it’s going for Suns 7 minutes into Game 3:
– CP3 2 fouls
– Book tech
– Bridges scoreless
– Crowder in the locker room
– Ayton getting targeted
I don’t think Cameron Payne, Cameron Johnson, and Landry Shamet are saving Suns this afternoon – 4:04 PM
Eddie Sefko @ESefko
Luka’s technical-free streak ends early in Game 4. He got sandwiched pretty good between Crowder and Ayton and no whistle blew. Mavs off to a solid start, leading 10-8. – 3:50 PM
Gerald Bourguet @GeraldBourguet
Fans were not happy after Luka Doncic ran into Deandre Ayton and stayed down with no call. Doncic gets hit with a technical a few plays later – 3:49 PM
Tim MacMahon @espn_macmahon
Luka Doncic just got his first technical foul of the playoffs. He is appalled that he didn’t get a foul call when he crashed to the floor after getting hit by Deandre Ayton and Jae Crowder. – 3:49 PM

James Plowright @British_Buzz
Seen this a few places. If Charlotte didn’t resign Miles they wouldn’t have space for Ayton. They would have to renounce Bridges cap hold and then make additional salary dumping moves. Or they could try and complete a S&T which I doubt PHX have interest in. Complicated landscape pic.twitter.com/dYJyeVYRUF8:44 AM

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