The Phoenix Suns will play two games this weekend against two of the top teams in the league -- on paper, at least.
The Suns will visit the Los Angeles Lakers on Friday at 10:30 pm ET in a game between Pacific Division rivals. It will be the first game between the two clubs since Steve Nash was traded to the Lakers over the summer and former Suns coach Mike D'Antoni could possibly coach his first game since taking over the Lakers. The Lakers' record doesn't say it is an elite team, but it is loaded with talent and is slowly alleviating itself of recent turmoil, so the Suns will have their hands full.
The schedule doesn't get any easier as the Suns host the defending champion Miami Heat on the following night at 9 pm ET. The Heat bring their high-octane attack led by the incomparable LeBron James and a legion of shooters.