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|Steve Nash||PG||Mo Williams|
|Raja Bell||SG||Michael Redd|
|Shawn Marion||SF||Bobby Simmons|
|Boris Diaw||PF||Yi Jianlian|
|Amare Stoudemire||C||Andrew Bogut|
After getting pummeled in Utah, the Suns are hoping to have two of their three ailing starters back at home tonight to face the Bucks. According to the Arizona Republic, Steve Nash and Shawn Marion are hopeful (Update: It's official, they're back). Grant Hill, of course, is continuing his recovery from last week's emergency appendectomy. The Bucks recently got back an injured starter as well--Michael Redd returned from a four-game absence to play last night against the Lakers.
The Suns have done well against Eastern conference opponents, and the Bucks at 15-21 and four games behind Atlanta for that eight playoff spot are hardly the cream of the crop. But lest anyone get too cocky, know this: The Bucks have two things that the Suns don't have--a win over the Lakers and a win over the Mavericks. For a view from the Bucks' side, check out Brew Hoop.
Here's #16 on last year's franchise-high 17-game win streak: