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The Suns have had an up and down start to their season. Can they get a quality win against a tired Clippers team at home tonight?
Where: Talking Stick Resort Arena: Phoenix, AZ
When: 8:30 PM Arizona Time / 10:30 PM Eastern
Watch: Fox Sports AZ (Locally) / League Pass
The Phoenix Suns (3-4) are playing at home tonight against a good Los Angeles Clippers (5-3) team, who is coming off a a tough road loss to the Dallas Mavericks last night, in what had the feel of a revenge game with DeAndre Jordan as the target, in his first return to Dallas since agreeing to sign with the Mavs as a free agent, then waffling, and ultimately spurning them this off-season.
This is the second time in the young NBA season that Phoenix has faced the other team in L.A., having lost a relatively close game to the Clippers on the road in their first match-up, thanks in great part to a disastrous second quarter that saw the Suns lose an eight-point first quarter lead and dig a hole that they fought the rest of the game trying to dig back out of.
If nothing else, the Suns showed they can definitely play with the Clippers, and at times looked like the better team. However, the Suns have been plagued by inconsistency thus far, as players vary greatly from one game to the next, so it's difficult to know just which version of the Suns is going to be playing.
So far, the Suns have looked mostly mediocre. But this team had hopes of being much more than that. If they are going to reach their potential, they need to start winning games against quality opponents. Tonight would be a good time to start.
Brandon Knight vs. J.J. Reddick
Tyson Chandler vs. DeAndre Jordan
This is the perfect time for the Suns to out-shine a tired Clippers team coming off a loss last night in Dallas. That game went down to the wire for the Clippers, and most of their starters played big minutes. The Suns, on the other hand, are very well rested having not played since Sunday. Phoenix has very good depth with their young and talented bench, and tonight would be a great time to prove it by outlasting the Clippers in a home game that would boost morale in the locker room, as well as the confidence of the fans.
Suns win! 108-99
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We talk our new weekly segment, every Monday I'll be releasing our favorite boxscores from the previous week. This is not an objective exercise. We may target good games, bad games, interesting games, games of players we like. Of course, we do mention that a 20-20 is a "guaranteed" spot. Check out this week's list. If you see any good boxscores tweet at us @nerdnumbers, @nbageek, or @boxscorebrian with hashtag #BSGTop10.
A player we devote a ton of time to is Andre Drummond. Holy cow, what a start to the season.
We talk my article on Kobe's aging. He is shooting like a player from the 1960s!
We wander down a strange rabbit hole and wonder about Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, who is, in my mind, the greatest player in NBA history and often overlooked. How would his career look if Ralph Sampson had stayed in the 1982 draft? Would he have fared better in a modern media era regarding public perception? We bring up a must-read, Jeff Pearlman's Showtime, which is about the 1980s Lakers.
In the offseason, we talked the "Wall of Boredom", which was the offseason transactions. During the NBA season, I call the Boxscore Geeks' Players page: "The Wall of Excitement." We talk some players at the top of the list and some at the bottom. It's worth noting this becomes my morning routine during the NBA season.
We briefly discuss the Mario Chalmers' trade. It counted as news but didn't excite us that much.
We talked a little about Andrea Bargnani. He is on his way to being the worst player in NBA history.
Brian shouts out Matt Steinmetz for their exchange on Andre Drummond
He'd be one of the best centers even if he pulled a Rodman and stop shooting, his rebounding and defense is that good @SteinmetzNBA— Brian Foster (@boxscorebrian) November 10, 2015
I should out Jesse Blancarte for his great metaphor one-upping on Steph Curry vs. Blake Griffin.
@NerdNumbers quiet meant only in relation to Curry. Blasting music at 2am (Griffin) drowned out by bombs detonating (Curry).— Jesse Blancarte (@JBlancarteNBA) November 9, 2015
I shout out Dave Berri(@wagesofwins) for his story at Vice Sports about LeBron James and aging in the NBA.