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Earl Watson hopes to use age, altitude to Suns’ advantage in Mexico City

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Catch your breath, old timer.

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The Phoenix Suns will make NBA history this week when they travel to Mexico City for games against the Dallas Mavericks and San Antonio Spurs. This will mark the first time that a pair of regular season games have been played south of the border. Suns head coach Earl Watson thinks playing in Mexico City could work to a Phoenix advantage.

Speaking on Tuesday with Doug and Wolf on 98.7 FM Arizona Sports, Watson hopes his young Phoenix squad can outrun the Mavs and Spurs.

“We are playing in altitude (7,350 feet) and we’re playing older teams. We want to get there, get in and get used to the altitude and just be ready to run.”

With an average age of about 25 years old, the Suns are the league’s fourth youngest team. Dallas ranks fifth oldest at over 28 years-old, San Antonio is third oldest at 28.5.

First up for Phoenix will be the Mavs on Thursday. The NBA’s Global Games will conclude with the Suns and Spurs on Saturday. Both games will be played at Mexico City Arena.