UPDATE: Jason Richardson and Jared Dudley will be in uniform for the Phoenix Suns tonight in their game against the Orlando Magic, reports Paul Coro of the Arizona Republic.
|2008/2009 NBA Regular Season|
|December 12th, 2008|
|U.S. Airways Center|
|Jameer Nelson||PG||Steve Nash|
|Keith Bogans||SG||Grant Hill|
|Hedo Turkoglu||SF||Matt Barnes|
|Rashard Lewis||PF||Amare Stoudemire|
|Dwight Howard||C||Robin Lopez|
The Orlando Magic will try to extend their winning streak to five games when they take on the potentially new-look Phoenix Suns in the desert tonight. The Suns traded for shooting guard, three-point assassin, and dunker extraordinaire Jason Richardson on Wednesday, and there's a chance he, along with Jared Dudley, will be available tonight. I'd much rather their flight get delayed, or something. Phoenix will already be without starting center Shaquille O'Neal, who will be traveling back from attending a family funeral. It'd be nice to face a team at much less than full strength, especially since the Magic are fairly healthy.
However, the Suns, even at less than 100%, are still deadly. They had only eight men available to play Wednesday night against the full-strength/deadly Los Angeles Lakers, and still managed to only lose by five. Much of that has to do with Matt Barnes' lighting up from downtown--he sank 5 of his 11 three-point attempts--but the fact stands: the Suns are still quite good.
Tune in to Sun Sports at 9 to watch Jameer Nelson blow by Steve Nash and Dwight Howard dunk on Amare Stoudemire. Go Magic.