Time to end 2009 with a bang as we take on the injury-filled Celtics.
Beating LA and BOS in the last two games of the year would completely make up for our awful December. Plus we'd be alone in 3rd place.
Depends which Suns team we see. If it's the Suns team that dominated the Lakers, Suns should win. If it's the Suns team that wants to run and gun with the Warriors without feeding the beast in the middle than we lose.
Not much to that bench of theirs with Pierce and KG out Need to get and keep Perkins off the boards
Suns if they get on them early could really kill these guys. LEAVE RONDO WIDE OPEN anywhere outside of 15ft, and if he comes into the lane make him shoot 50% on free throws....
Anyone thinking this is A win just cos some Celtics are out obviously
Forgets we are the suns. We play down to our opponents level too often
Wow, I was predicting a Suns loss, but seeing how banged up they are, I am liking the Suns in this one. I'm not gonna predict anything though BC I'm usually wrong... Scratch that, I predict a Celtics win... Lol
Garnett, Pierce, and Big Baby are all out for sure. Rondo is questionable, which means he'll probably play.
Watch em sit both players. This way they have a legitimate excuse as to why the Suns swept them this season.
If the Suns lose to a Celtics team without Pierce, KG, Davis and Rondo I don't know what to say...
Boston is missing Pierce and that should be a big help. Rondo is the one I'm mostly concerned with, especially if he gets into the paint...
If? He gets into the paint?
I think J-Rich will have a good game tonight. Based on the fact that Ray Allen is like 40 and plays defense about as well as Nash.
Wow, this should be very much in our favor with them missing so many key people...but we also should have beat the Warriors with all the guys they were missing too. Lets hope they don't take Boston lightly. Even if they're not at full strength, they are still very dangerous. Never sleep on good teams even when they're down.
I'm just concerned that with the players the Celtics are missing that we'll ease up on our defensive intensity and take the injured Celtics too lightly.
I want to see them feed J-Rich the ball and have him expose Ray Allen as the weak point of the Celtics defense. I'm expecting a big game from J-Rich tonight. Hopefully he'll tire Allen out with his offense so that Allen will have problems getting shots up.
As for Davis not playing it really doesn't matter either way. The guy was out of sync due to his dumb mistake at the beginning of the season. If he was playing we might have even gotten a couple of mistakes from him on the court.
Rivers takes the long view 5th road game, aging banged up players, an opponent that will embarrass a tired team, a break in the schedule where you can get a weeks rest and only miss 2 games….. You might think Boston has mailed this one in.
It's a trap! Stop playing games with my mind!!!
Trap Shmap. We need to eat their babies.
Doesn't matter that they're missing KG and Davis - they still have some great post players that will D up ours anyday. Pierce - good for us, and if Rondo misses then AWESOME for us b/c no Rondo on Nash.
See, I didn’t know that Boston would be so crippled. If we don’t win, I’ll be gutted. This is a no-win though. We win it’s because the Celts are depleted. We lose and we’re a joke.
You never no though, Scalabrine could go off for 47.
Perkins be a load and can frustrate a guy like Amare. Cant let Ray Allen get it going tonight, cuz hes hurt us in the past when hes gotten hot. Cant let a bench guy like Tony Allen get off either
.I'm hoping that we know how to handle Perkins and Sheed because those are the only 2 big men they are going to have tonight.
Rondo is playing but the question for how long and how effective with that hamstring.
Suns the only team in the NBA to beat the Celtics AND Lakers? That's an uplifting tidbit.
Well, J-rich is starting to get more consistant... For every 5 bad plays/shots, he makes 1 good one.
This is crazy to watch. Would have loved to have seen this team play against a full strength Celtics.
Rondo is a punk.
Amare with as many points as the Celts plus 5 rebs already.
House stepped out of bounds and it wasn't called
WOW NO FRIGGIN CALL on the Hill eye poking... NICE OFFICIATING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Amare always follows up greatness with stupidity
Eddie House playing well
Can't let that little rat Eddie House get hot.
I'm watching on edge because the suns are refusing to close it out and bury these guys. Amare, despite his awesomeness, is partly responsible with a dumb third foul.
Anyone else notice the hard pick (and ensuing shove) by Rasheed Wallace on Nash? Steve went down hard. It pisses me off that no one on this team protects Nash now that Raja's gone.
Rasheed looks really old out there
He looks uninterested and out of shape...he needs to start caring
I'm not saying that the refs are swinging the game. The Suns aren’t playing the way they should be right now. But I hate it when then make up for a bad call with a “make-up” call. And it’s been happening consistently against both teams since the 2nd quarter. Let them play the game. They’re the stars — you’re just there to facilitate.
Damn Rondo and his flops
Frye's too short, the Celtics can't see him
Rondo looks like he is struggling
Kendrick Perkins needs to smile
Channing showing Sheed how a big man shots threes
And then Sheed showed him his championship ring and said “ba-zingo”