Kevin Garnett #5 of the Boston Celtics reacts to Channing Frye #8 of the Phoenix Suns after Garnett was called for a technical foul during the NBA game at US Airways Center on January 28 2011 in Phoenix Arizona. The Suns defeated the Celtics 88-71. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
The Phoenix Suns fourth game on the five-game road trip takes them to Boston to face the Celtics.
The Phoenix Suns (5-9) are on a roll! They bring their one-game winning streak into Beantown to face the oldish looking Boston Celtic (5-8). The Suns may (or may not) catch a break in the form of Rajon Rondo's sore wrist. He originally was listed as doubtful to play but it looks like he will go or perhaps he's a game-time decision.
There's a couple of ways to read the Rondo wrist news. The Suns played Kobe Bryant with a sore wrist and that didn't go so well (for the Suns). The Suns played the Bulls without their star point guard and that didn't go do well either (for the Suns). So are the Suns better off facing Rondo with a sore wrist or facing the Celtics without Rondo. Who knows and honestly, this entire paragraph doesn't matter at all since he'll play or not play regardless.
It looks like Alvin Gentry will stick with changes to his starting lineup.
- Point guard: Steve Nash -- Rajon Rondo (maybe)
- Shooting guard: Ronnie Price -- Ray Allen
- Small forward: Grant Hill -- Paul Pierce
- Power forward: Markieff Morris -- Kevin Garnett
- Center: Marcin Gortat -- Jermaine O'Neal
- Key subs: Suns (Channing Frye, Shannon Brown, Michael Redd, Jared Dudley,Robin Lopez). Celtics (Brandon Bass, Greg Stiemsma, Avery Bradley, Mickael Pietrus)
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"It's a great feeling just to be playing against him and definitely an honor," Morris said. "I heard he tries to bully guys so I've just got to hold my ground."
TV Broadcast info:
The game tips at 5:30 p.m. Arizona time on Fox Sports Arizona and on the radio at Arizona Sports 620. Live game thread will be available at Bright Side of the Sun.
Phoenix Suns vs. Boston Celtics Game Preview - Bright Side Of The Sun
This has been one of the league's elite teams. But the key phrase in that statement might just be "has been", as the aging Celtics are off to a slow start at 5-8, and talk of "blowing up the team" is swirling after it took a game against the lowly Raptors for the Celtics to snap a 5-game losing streak.