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Game Preview: Spiraling Suns take on peaking Spurs

Enjoy this vintage Duncan face. He won't be around much longer.
Enjoy this vintage Duncan face. He won't be around much longer.
Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports

What: Phoenix Suns at San Antonio Spurs

Where: AT&T Center, San Antonio, TX

When: 4:00PM MST

Watch/Listen: FoxSports AZ, AZSports 98.7FM

The Phoenix Suns

For the Phoenix Suns, the season ended when they were officially eliminated from playoff contention.   Hope has taken a seat on the bench.  The vast majority of the team's minutes are going to doubt and question marks.  These last couple of game are mostly meaningless as a half-baked team plays out the string.

But a half-baked team is hopefully en route to being fully baked, right?  I mean that in the Betty Crocker sense of the word, not the Michael Beasley sense.   But it's hard to even get excited about what Chefs Ryan McDonough and Jeff Hornacek are cooking up when two of their main ingredients  - Brandon Knight (sprained ankle) and Alex Len (broken nose) - are sidelined.

So instead of getting an exciting, if not fully formed, taste of the future, we're stuck with a very meat and potatoes line-up that will hit the spot half the time, but just as often leave fans shaking their heads that it couldn't somehow be better.  Much, much better.

Questionable for tonight's game: Gerald Green (back), Reggie Bullock (concussion), and Marcus Thornton (ankle).

Suns Spurs Lineup 041215

The San Antonio Spurs

The San Antonio Spurs are coached by Gregg Popovich.  They start one of the greatest players of all-time at power forward in Tim Duncan.  They recently qualified for the post-season for the 18th consecutive season.  They are the defending NBA champions and the current Las Vegas odds have them at 6/1 to repeat as champions, trailing only the Cleveland Cavaliers (2/1) and Golden State Warriors (12/5).  They have won their past 10 games in a row.

Only Tiago Splitter (calf injury) is listed as out for tonight's game.

The Spurs are the very definition of fully baked.


These are teams going in opposite directions right now.  Spurs win, 94-78.

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