Yes, preseason games mean absolutely nothing in the grand scheme of things, but wow. No matter the stakes, any 51-point blowout makes you raise your eyebrows a little bit. In their second game...

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Canada's very own Steve Nash (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

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Phoenix Suns guard Steve Nash plays kick ball during a time out in the second half of an NBA preseason basketball game against the Sacramento Kings in Sacramento, Calif., Tuesday, Oct. 5, 2010. The Kings won109-95.(AP Photo/Steve Yeater)

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8 days ago: Phoenix Suns guard Steve Nash plays kick ball during a time out in the second half of an NBA preseason basketball game against the Sacramento Kings in Sacramento, Calif., Tuesday, Oct. 5, 2010. The Kings won109-95.(AP Photo/Steve Yeater)

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Hallelujah, the season is upon us.

No time to fret over the last game because the next one comes up so quickly. Tonight, the Suns face the Raptors in Vancouver. And once again, it's not on TV. Not a single person south of the Canadian border will see the game with their own eyes.

I don't know about you, but last night's game thread was weird. It was like a Twilight Zone episode.

A new-millenium real-time game chat bringing Suns fans from all over the world together in one virtual place... as they all gathered around their respective transistors to listen to a game on AM radio. I had a strange desire to pour myself a glass of lemonade and rock on the front porch.

Tonight's gonna be deja vu all over again.

Edit: Seth has a better game preview here, complete with lots of links to non-BSotS recaps and previews amongst the interwebs.

I'll get better at this, I promise. Jump to the rest of the story anyway, to make me happy. We're #3!!

Pluses for the Suns:

  • Nash will likely play more minutes, since the game is in Vancouver
  • Toronto has a hole at the PF spot, too
  • Toronto made virtually no moves to fill that hole
  • Suns players get to give LB a big hug, and then probably cheer him on while he scores 20
  • Hedo Turkoglu gets a chance to show Toronto he can still play
  • Gani Lawal might get some minutes!

Now flush last night's game from your minds, Suns fans. Wins and losses mean NOTHING in the preseason.

If a vet plays bad, it means nothing (Dragic, Warrick) unless they played really well, in which case it means everything (Lopez).

Let's just hope Earl Clark finds some positive consistency.

Unless, of course, Gani Lawal blows the doors off the game.

Go, Suns!


Bright Side of The Kicking Ass And Taking Names

You know me ... always humble. But 3rd? That's pretty damn awesome, considering the company we are in.

Of course, it's a team effort. That's how we roll in the PHX. So thanks, everyone!


Detailed Suns Player Evals - Suns/Kings 10/5 - Courtesy Of Pick and Scroll

Big, Huge THANKS to Akis at Pick And Scroll.

He attended the game on a Kings press pass, and was kind enough to review all of the Suns players from Tuesday night's game.

This stuff is gold for those starved for Suns news. Also, check out Akis' other work on Pick And Scroll - he's writes some mighty good NBA content.

Highlights from last night's reviews: JRich rocked, Lopez was good and bad, Dragic needs to chill, Janning apparently doesn't even exist in some circles, and... oh, Earl...


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