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Suns play a pair of playoff opponents to open 2021-22 on national TV

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The Suns will play the Nuggets and Lakers to kick off the 2021-22 season

Phoenix Suns v Denver Nuggets - Game Four Photo by Dustin Bradford/Getty Images

Not only are your Phoenix Suns one of 10 teams playing on Christmas Day, they are also one of only ___ teams with two national TV games in the opening week of next season.

The Suns are joined by the Lakers, Warriors and Nets as the only teams scheduled for more than one game on national TV that week. They get a pair of playoff rematches, first at home against the Nuggets and then on the road in LaLa Land against the Lakers.

Nikola Jokic will be playing his first real game since being tossed out of Game 4 of the Suns-Nuggets series.

LeBron James will be playing only his second game since being drubbed from the playoffs by the Suns in the first round.

The full schedule of national games on the first four days of the season here, as well as the Christmas Day slate.

Yes, the Suns are now considered a big TV ratings draw again, folks.