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Game Day Open Thread: Phoenix Suns vs. New York Knicks

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5-2 2-3
7:00 PM Mountain / 9:00 PM Eastern
TV: MY45 HD, NBA League Pass
Probable starters:
Steve Nash PG Stephon Marbury
Raja Bell SG Jamal Crawford
Grant Hill SF Quentin Richardson
Shawn Marion PF David Lee
Amare Stoudemire C Eddy Curry

After spending a week on a whirlwind tour of the east, the Suns finally get to come home for a couple of games. Tonight's matchup with the New York Knicks will include former Suns Stephon Marbury and (if he's able to play through the hyperextended elbow he suffered on Sunday) Quentin Richardson. Previous homecomings for these two have been quite frosty--the Suns have won each time, often in blowout fashion. In fact, the Suns have won five of their last six meetings with the Knicks, and the one loss (in January 2006) took three overtimes for the Knicks to get it done. If the Suns are on their game the way they have been since mid-fourth quarter last Thursday, they should be looking good for this one.

Update: This is what happens when you create the game thread seventeen hours before tipoff. AZCentral is reporting that Raja Bell will not play, Quentin Richardson is questionable, and Stephon Marbury may not play either as he is presently MIA following an "in-house matter". I guess that makes my probable starters for both teams a little out of date. For comments about the Marbury situation and tonight's game from a Knicks fan's perspective, visit Poasting and Toasting.

I will be attending this game in person as part of my own whirlwind tour. So, no commentary from me during the game, but I will post a recap once I'm back at my hotel.

Doing something a little different with the visuals this time. Here's a bit of Suns history: