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Game Day Open Thread: Phoenix Suns at Boston Celtics


Phoenix Suns
at

Boston Celtics
47-23 55-15
4:00 PM Pacific / 7:00 PM Eastern
TV: My45 HD, ESPN
Probable starters:
Steve Nash PG Rajon Rondo
Raja Bell SG Ray Allen
Grant Hill SF Paul Pierce
Amare Stoudemire PF Kevin Garnett
Shaquille O'Neal C Kendrick Perkins

What can I say about this game that hasn't already been said and said again? How about: If the Suns can play as well as they did last time against the Celtics in their second game after the Shaq trade, then this game is already in the bag, right? Well, not so fast. The Celtics weren't at their best either that night, in the midst of a grueling road trip with Kevin Garnett freshly back in the lineup following an injury. And the Suns really had a very special night defensively, or else the Celtics had a very "special" night of the dubious kind offensively. It was probably a bit of both. I expect this game to be much more of a close-matched slug-fest.

Live blogging begins at tip-off in the comments of this post. Green Bandwagon and CelticsBlog have the view from the other side.