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Game Thread: Phoenix Suns vs Seattle Supersonics

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They play again.  It seems like forever since the Suns last played even though it was just since Sunday.  The good thing is everyone got plenty of rest.  Both the Suns and the Spurs play against a weaker opponent tonight.  Does that bode well for the Suns?  It's hard to say.  They haven't showed the killer instinct yet so they may let the Sonics stay in the game much longer than they should.  Best case scenario would see the Kings take out the Spurs and the Suns beat the Sonics so Coach D'Antoni can give his guys at least 1 or 2 games of rest.  Dirk Nowitzki didn't even travel with the team on Dallas' latest road trip just because they wanted to rest him.  I don't think it will matter tons but it is a leg up the Mavericks have on the Suns.

As Turumbar noted in his Diary, James Jones will be starting tonight.  It should be interesting to see what he can bring to the table.  So far, Boris Diaw has played better coming off the bench than he has starting.  If Junior can bring his best game and help the team by starting, I think the Suns will be deadly with Barbosa, Diaw and Thomas all coming off the bench.  It's like a new fresh starting team coming in while the other team's starters are tired!

I'm very ready for the postseason to begin.  I can only imagine what the players and coaches feel like.  The last game of the season is only a week away and boy am I ready for it.

Watch the game tonight and look here for analysis after the game.