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Game Preview - Suns vs Warriors

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Final game of the season and it comes between two teams playing for nothing more then pride.

If nothing else, it should be an entertaining match-up for those fans of high school play ground basketball.

The Suns and the Warriors are the two highest scoring teams in the league and who can forget the 154 - 130 layup drill the last time these two met.

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The Suns come into this game loose and surprisingly up-beat for a team of vets not used to starting their summer this early. This is the first time in 17 years that Shaq won't be in the post-season and the first time in the last 10 for Nash.

I would expect a similar game plan and rotations from Coach Gentry with the starters playing around 30 minutes and plenty of Lopez and Dragic as well. Both had over around 16 minutes in Monday's game against the Grizzlies but keep in mind that the starters closed out the final 7 minutes of that one.

The Warriors for their part are limping across the finish line. In their last game against the Spurs they played seven guys and dressed injured Marco Belinelli just so they had the league required 8 players in uniform.

Some guy named Rob Kurz played 21 minutes and Ellis, Jackson, Maggette, Crawford, Wright and Belinelli all were hobbled.

On the plus side, rookie Anthony Randolph found his way out of Nellies dog house and had 24 points and 16 rebounds against the Spurs. I am looking forward to seeing this kid play a full game.