The Phoenix Suns will face (another) tough test on Friday night when the 5-1 Portland Trail Blazers come to town with their new-found fancy for running. The Blazers are coming off a 107-96 win over the Los Angeles Lakers. Hopefully, for the Suns, the Blazers will be off their game after having to travel and arrive in Phoenix in the wee hours of the morning.
Suns coach Alvin Gentry has hinted recently at changes to his lineup but says that will likely not come until after Friday's contest.
- Point guard: Steve Nash --- Raymond Felton
- Shooting guard: Jared Dudley -- Wesley Matthews
- Small forward: Grant Hill -- Gerald Wallace
- Power forward: Channing Frye -- LaMarcus Aldridge
- Center: Marcin Gortat -- Marcus Camby
- Key subs: Suns (Markieff Morris, Hakim Warrick, Ronnie Price, Robin Lopez). Blazers (Nicolas Batum, Jamal Crawford, Kurt Thomas).
TV broadcast info:
The Suns game tips off at 8:30 p.m. Arizona time with both ESPN and Fox Sports Arizona. Arizona Sports 620 radio. Bright Side of the Sun will have the live game thread.