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Phoenix Suns Schedule: Steve Nash Returns To Face Hornets

Don't be surprised, it's Steve Nash after all and it's not like this guy was going to let some painful pelvic instability keep him off the court for more than two games. Especially when the Suns are desperately trying to make the playoffs and have a game scheduled against the New Orleans Hornets, a team they could (in theory) catch.

To make matters even more desperate, Nash's new under study Aaron Brooks hasn't looked any better than most of the other guys who have tried to fill Steve's shoes.

Brook's scored 19 points in his first start against an apathetic Orlando defense and then proceeded to score two more points in the next game and a half. Against his former team, Brooks got benched in favor of third-string point guard Zabian Dowdell who played excellent defense and had a rare good shooting night. It would be nice if Nash had seen enough from Brooks to give him confidence in resting more, but that's not the case and so Nash told beat writer Paul Coro at shootaround that he's playing tonight.

The Hornets (39-30) come in having gone 2-2 over their last four games with a win over Denver and Sacramento and losses to Dallas and Chicago. New Orleans comes into the game with a full roster. Suns forward/center Channing Frye is still out (shoulder) but could play as soon as Friday's home game which would be ahead of his scheduled return.

The game tips at 5:00 p.m. local time on My45 and will be broadcast on Sports 620 radio. Fans can follow along during the game with other Suns fans at the live game thread at Bright Side of the Sun.