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Play big, Channing! (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)
It's time to get this party started.
The Suns lost the season's first game in a tightly-contested blowout 106-92.
Tightly contested because the Suns actually had the lead halfway through the fourth quarter.
Blowout because the Blazers finished the game on a 10,000-1 run.
Time to return the favor, boys.
At the Rose Garden.
Amidst 20,000 always-supportive-yet-perpetually-relaxed-unless-they're-blogging-about-the-Blazers fans.
Can you believe that
game meltdown on Oct 26 was only a few short weeks ago? Seems like a lifetime.
Let's get some payback, baby. Fight to the finish! Take no prisoners!
Check out the hubub about this game on the sometimes-well-attended sister blog, Blazersedge
Great stuff (slices?) from Coro pregame, including comments on Nash's assists streak, JRich's scoring streak, the Suns' winning streak and Portland winning streak (at home, in the regular season only) against the Suns.
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