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Game Day Open Thread: Phoenix Suns vs. Washington Wizards


Phoenix Suns
vs.

Washington Wizards
35-15 24-25
7:30 PM Mountain / 9:30 PM Eastern
TV: FSN AZ HD, ESPN
Probable starters:
Steve Nash PG Antonio Daniels
Raja Bell SG DeShawn Stevenson
Grant Hill SF Andray Blatche
Boris Diaw PF Antawn Jamison
Amare Stoudemire C Brendan Haywood

The Wizards come to town tonight as the Suns close out a six-game homestand. They may catch a break as both Antonio Daniels and Caron Butler are questionable. The Wizards will definitely catch a break--the Suns are still somewhere between the post-Matrix and Shaq eras. The big man is expected to play his first game in a Suns uniform Wednesday or Thursday at the earliest.

No live blogging tonight. It's a nationally televised game on ESPN, so I'm going to sit back and enjoy, though I may be on for the occasional comment. Srp has the recap after the game. Bullets Forever has the take from the other side.

One last time for the Matrix, who made his Miami debut this afternoon. We've used this one a couple of times before, but I'm bringing it back for a final appearance because (a) it kind of symbolizes what I was hoping the Suns would do with the Shaq trade idea when it was first being rumored (flush it), and (b) it's what I'm now hoping the Suns will do to the rest of the league between now and June: