Thanks for joining the Game Thread! Here's some things to watch for tonight:
- How do the Suns defend Blake? I expect copious amounts of PJ Tucker in the mix and few double teams. They'll let Blake get his and hope to contain his teammates.
- Bench vs. Bench. The Clippers bench has been disappointing and the Suns bench hasn't exactly looked like world beaters either. A strong performance from the reserves could be the deciding factor in the game.
- A for Effort? I don't expect Phoenix to win this game. I do however expect to see the same level of grit and determination that was evident in the Portland victories. If the team can keep its head screwed on straight and execute, regardless of outcome, that's a very good sign.