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Game Day Open Thread: Phoenix Suns vs. New Orleans Hornets

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Phoenix Suns
vs.

New Orleans Hornets
34-14 32-15
7:00 PM Mountain / 9:00 PM Eastern
TV: FSN AZ HD, NBATV HighDef
Probable starters:
Steve Nash PG Chris Paul
Raja Bell SG Morris Peterson
Grant Hill SF Peja Stojakovic
Boris Diaw? PF David West
Amare Stoudemire C Tyson Chandler

In case anyone missed it amongst the big trade news, there's a game on tonight. Yet another reason why I hate this trade. Now the Suns get to face a New Orleans team that has beaten them twice already, and this time they get to do it while shorthanded, distracted, and in general disarray. Ugh.

There has been some news trickle in that the players and coaches are excited about the deal ("rejuvinated" even). I guess we're about to find out. All signs point to Shaq being in a Suns uniform by this afternoon provided he passes the physical.

[Update 19:09MT] Shaq now officially owns a Suns uniform, but he won't actually put it on in a game until Friday at the earliest, or more likely Sunday. East Valley Tribune has the details.

We'll miss you, Shawn.