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Gameday Open Thread: Phoenix Suns vs Sacramento Kings

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9-2 4-7
7:00 PM Mountain / 9:00 PM Eastern
TV: My45 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

After recovering from a 19-point deficit, only to be blocked at the buzzer by Amare Stoudemire, the Kings will be looking for some revenge tonight as they meet up with the Suns for the second game in as many nights. This time, it will be the Suns who have the crowd on their side, which according to Sactown Royalty, means bad news for the Kings. Let's hope so. Last night's game was far too close for comfort for our guys. The game was entertaining, thanks to plays like Brian Skinner's career first three-pointer and Amare's block at the end of the game. However, watching the Suns give back a 19-point lead won't play as well at the US Airways Center as it did at ARCO.

I'm going with the assumption that Raja Bell will be out tonight, given that a "seized up" back doesn't sound like something all that conducive to playing in an NBA game 24 hours later. Here's hoping if we have another Pike sighting, it will come with his usual three-point shooting prowess this time. The Kings could be without Beno Udrih, who left last night's game with a leg injury. That might mean more time for Francisco Garcia, who played the role of three-point sniper to help the Kings erase the Suns' lead. The Kings have yet to win on the road this season, going 0-5 in their games away from ARCO Arena thus far, and losing all but one by double-digits. The Suns have lost only once at home this season, but it was a doozy.

Unfortunately, I must once again beg off the live blogging during the game and the postgame recap due to family Thanksgiving Day plans that require me to drive out of town tonight. SueB will be filling in for me on both the live blogging and the recap.

Here's what happened when the last time the Kings played at the US Airways Center: