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2008/2009 NBA Regular Season
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30-23 13-41
US Airway Center
February 20th, 2009, 7:00 PM MST / 9:00PM EST
FSN AZ HD, 620 AM
Probable starters:
Steve Nash PG R. Westbrook
Leandro Barbosa SG K. Weaver
Jason Richardson SF K. Durant
Grant Hill PF J. Green
Shaquille O'Neal C N. Collison
Official Suns Game Notes

Wouldn't it be nice to go into a game thinking about the game? The match-ups? The trends on how the two teams are playing?

That would be great. Maybe next year.

For now though we are talking, of course, about the Amare injury and how Gentry reacts. Word is he's going to go even smaller and rely on speed and outside shooting. That sounds like fun times two, doesn't it!?

I can't wait to see the Suns shooting 20 + times for three and taking shots early in the clock. I hope Matt Barnes gets off at least 7 himself!

And when you look at this game, that's certainly an approach that's going to work against the young Thunder. They can't run at all! Let the scoring fest continue!

The last thing Gentry would want to do is use a size advantage against a team with no real center.

Shaq? He can run! Didn't you see him in the All-Star game! Didn't you see his def dance moves! Didn't you see him handle the ball on the break and hit Nash with a bounce pass!!!!

Of course he can run! GO SUNS!!! Yippiee!!!Yeeehaaa!!!

My prediction: 145 - 137 Suns.