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Gameday Open Thread: Phoenix Suns at Sacramento Kings

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8-2 4-6
8:00 PM Mountain / 10:00 PM Eastern
TV: FSN AZ HD, NBA League Pass
Probable starters:
Steve Nash PG Beno Udrih
Leandro Barbosa SG Kevin Martin
Grant Hill SF Mikki Moore
Shawn Marion PF Ron Artest
Amare Stoudemire C Brad Miller

The Suns take on the Sacramento Kings in the first of a back-to-back set that starts tonight at Arco Arena and finishes up tomorrow with a rematch in Phoenix. The Kings remain without injured starting point guard Mike Bibby, leaving former Spur Beno Udrih to start in his place. The East Valley Tribune reports that Amare Stoudemire sat out part of yesterday's practice with knee pain, but it sounds like he's still planning to play tonight anyway. Raja Bell is also expected back, although that same EVT article says Leandro Barbosa might remain the starter until (and only until) Raja is recovered:

"Raja is our starter, he's going to end up there ... so don't read anything into that," [Mike D'Antoni] said.

Check for why the Suns should be worried about tonight's game, and not so much about tomorrow's.

I'm planning to do some live blogging during the game. In the meantime, here's one of my favorite Suns' moments of the 2004-05 season. Too bad this video don't also show the temper tantrum Brad Miller and other Kings threw afterwards:

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