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Game Day Open Thread: Phoenix Suns at Memphis Grizzlies

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Phoenix Suns

Memphis Grizzlies
38-18 14-42
6:00 PM Mountain / 8:00 PM Eastern
TV: My45 HD, NBA League Pass
Probable starters:
Steve Nash PG Mike Conley
Raja Bell SG Juan Carlos Navarro
Grant Hill SF Rudy Gay
Amare Stoudemire PF Hakim Warrick
Shaquille O'Neal C Kwame Brown

What better way for the Suns to put that "ugh"-fest that was Sunday's Detroit beat-down behind them than a game against...

...wait for it....

Kwame Brown! He of the dunk-missing, ball-dropping, pass-botching, cake-throwing baby hands.

The new-look Suns face the new-look Grizzlies tonight for the first time this season. The Suns are no doubt thrilled to be facing Kwame instead of Pau Gasol, who picked them apart in last week's game against the Lakers. The Grizzlies were already on the wrong end of the standings even before their give-away of the Suns' new nemesis to the Lakers, so it's hard to imagine this won't be a repeat of Sunday with the Suns administrating the beating this time. Besides, it's the Grizzlies' fault (or more to the point, their front office's fault) that the Suns are looking up at the Lakers in the standings. Time to exact some revenge!

Still, lest Karma come looking for me after the above paragraph, here's a bit from the other side: The Grizzlies have beaten San Antonio once this season. Minnesota too. Of course, that was before they sent Pau off to his dream job. Seriously, no excuses for the Suns not to win this one. Zero, zilch, nada. The guys at 3 Shades of Blue would seem to agree.

Live blogging is on. Check the comments of this post after tipoff.

[Update 16:25 MT]: The latest on Brent Barry: Still undecided (or just making it look that way?).

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