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Game Day Open Thread: Phoenix Suns vs. New Jersey Nets

Phoenix Suns

New Jersey Nets
28-12 18-21
6:00 PM Mountain / 8:00 PM Eastern
Probable starters:
Steve Nash PG Jason Kidd
Raja Bell SG Vince Carter
Shawn Marion SF Richard Jefferson
Boris Diaw PF Sean Williams
Amare Stoudemire C Josh Boone

The Suns take on the New Jersey Nets at home tonight. The last time these two teams were seen on the same floor together, they combined for 318 points in one of the two double-overtime classics involving the Suns last season. With Grant Hill still recovering from his appendectomy, the Suns will be starting the same five players that took the floor in that game a little over a year ago. The Nets starting lineup will look a little different, with Sean Williams now starting ahead of Jason Collins, and Josh Boone starting for the injured Nenad Krstic. But the two stars from that evening should both be present and accounted for. Steve Nash and Jason Kidd combined for 80 points and 27 assists that night. Kidd also tied Wild Chamberlain for third most triple-doubles, adding 14 rebounds. Nash got his 42 points on a 16-of-25 shooting night that included 6-of-7 three pointers. More of the same tonight? Well, the basketball fan in me would love it, but the Suns fan in me would rather the game look more like the one two nights ago. With the Suns facing a four game road trip East, perhaps a good old-fashioned 48-minute affair would be best. Still, the Suns tend to bring out the best in the Nets, so a close, competitive nail-biter seems likely.

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