Phoenix Suns at Sacramento Kings Game Preview: Grand Finale

Christian Petersen

Despite barely missing the playoffs, the Suns have had a tremendously successful season overall. With the pressure now off, the Suns will play one last game, and give heavier minutes to the younger players before wrapping it up until later this year. Can they give us one more night of excitement?

What: Phoenix Suns At Sacramento Kings

Where: Sleep Train Arena, Sacramento, CA

When: 7:30 p.m. (PST)

Watch: FSAZ (Locally), NBA League Pass

Tonight, the Phoenix Suns (47-34) will take on the Sacramento Kings (28-53) in their season finale. Without the playoffs on the line, the Suns will sit Goran Dragic who has been playing on a sprained left ankle. Gerald Green will start in his place.

Although the rest of the first unit will start as usual, Paul Coro reported that the Suns will play their rookies more tonight as well, which certainly makes sense now that there's no reason not to.

As for the Kings, they will be without their star big man DeMarcus Cousins, who is serving a one-game suspension during their last game of their season, after picking up his 16th technical of the year in their win against the Timberwolves on Sunday night. Pretty crappy way to end the season after having such a great year.

Probable Starting Line-Ups:

Suns:

G - Eric Bledsoe

G - Gerald Green

F - P.J. Tucker

F - Channing Frye

C - Miles Plumlee


Kings:

G - Isaiah Thomas

G - Ben McLemore

F - Derrick Williams

F - Jason Thompson

C - Not DeMarcus Cousins

Keys to the Game:

  • Alex and Archie! - There's no reason to play the starters a ton of minutes tonight...For the first and only time this season, the pressure is off. They can now take a long look at their young, talented rookie draft picks, and finally give them some extended minutes. I expect to see a lot of both of them tonight.
  • Have Fun! - This applies to both the players and the fans watching. Sure, it would be nice to see the Suns win one more time this season...but hey, let's just enjoy this one regardless. This will be the last time the team plays together, and the last time we get to cheer for them for months to come. I'm just hoping for a good show.

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