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Bright Side Of The Sun 12 hours ago
Open Thread: Phoenix Suns (17-55) vs. Detroit Pistons (36-34)

Open Thread: Phoenix Suns (17-55) vs. Detroit Pistons (36-34)

Will the short-handed Suns pull off the upset? Probable starters: Suns - De’Anthony Melton, Devin Booker, Mikal Bridges, Dragan Bender, Deandre Ayton Pistons - Reggie Jackson, Wayne Ellington, Bruce Brown, Blake Griffin, Andre Drummond Bright Side readers, lets chat throughout tonight’s game in the comments section below. Will Booker lead Phoenix to the surprising win over Detroit? Time to find out right now.
Bright Side Of The Sun 20 hours ago
Preview: Short-handed Suns host Pistons

Preview: Short-handed Suns host Pistons

Detroit is fighting in the playoff race, while Phoenix is fighting injuries. What: Phoenix Suns vs Detroit Pistons When: 7:00PM MT Where: Talking Stick Resort Arena Watch: Fox Sports Arizona Listen: 98.7 FM/1400 AM (Spanish) Probable Starters: Suns — De’Anthony Melton, Devin Booker, Mikal Bridges, Dragan Bender, Deandre Ayton Pistons — Reggie Jackson, Wayne Ellington, Bruce Brown, Blake Griffin, Andre Drummond The Suns have been winning games against good teams like the Golden State Warriors and the Milwaukee Bucks, but losing to teams like the Chicago Bulls who are having just as...
Bright Side Of The Sun Mar 20, 2019
Dragan Bender has a big fan in birthday boy Crawford

Dragan Bender has a big fan in birthday boy Crawford

Bender has played an important role in the Suns starting lineup lately. “He’s one of my favorite teammates ever,” veteran leader Jamal Crawford, who turned 39 years old today, said of 21-year old power forward Dragan Bender. Not something you’d expect to hear on a Suns team filled with likable guys but Crawford didn’t hesitate to mention that. The two have formed a bond over the course of the season and Bender’s growth has been evident over the past few months as he has started to get a lot more playing time due to injuries. The seven-foot-one forward practices as if he’s...
Bright Side Of The Sun Mar 18, 2019
Open Thread: Phoenix Suns (17-54) vs. Chicago Bulls (19-52)

Open Thread: Phoenix Suns (17-54) vs. Chicago Bulls (19-52)

Will the Suns improve to 7-6 since the All-Star break? Probable starters: Suns - De’Anthony Melton, Devin Booker, Mikal Bridges, Dragan Bender, Deandre Ayton Bulls - Kris Dunn, Zach LaVine, Otto Porter Jr., Lauri Markkanen, Robin Lopez Even though both of these teams have less than 20 wins at this point in the season, they have young and appealing starting lineups that should make for a fun matchup tonight. Will it be Booker’s Suns or LaVine’s Bulls that pull off the win at Talking Stick Resort Arena? Let’s find out right now.
Bright Side Of The Sun Mar 18, 2019
Preview: Resurgent Suns attempt to avenge early season loss to Bulls

Preview: Resurgent Suns attempt to avenge early season loss to Bulls

This game should actually be entertaining with two nearly equal teams. What: Phoenix Suns host the Chicago Bulls When: 7:00 p.m. AZ Where: Talking Stick Resort Arena Watch: Fox Sports Arizona Listen: 98.7 FM Probable starters: Suns - Tyler Johnson, Devin Booker, Kelly Oubre Jr., Dragan Bender, Deandre Ayton Bulls - Kris Dunn, Zach LaVine, Otto Porter Jr., Lauri Markkanen, Robin Lopez UPDATE: Tyler Johnson (sore right knee) and Kelly Oubre Jr. (left thumb sprain) have been ruled out of tonight’s game. Assuming De’Anthony Melton and Mikal Bridges would start instead. Bulls OffRtg - 104.6...
Bright Side Of The Sun Mar 16, 2019
Open Thread: Phoenix Suns (16-54) vs. New Orleans Pelicans (30-41)

Open Thread: Phoenix Suns (16-54) vs. New Orleans Pelicans (30-41)

Will the Suns bounce back in the Bayou? Probable starters: Suns - Tyler Johnson, Devin Booker, Kelly Oubre Jr., Dragan Bender, Deandre Ayton Pelicans - Frank Jackson, Elfrid Payton, Kenrich Williams, Julius Randle, Jahlil Okafor Bright Side readers, lets chat throughout tonight’s game in the comments section below. Will the Suns notch win No. 17 tonight? Time to find out right now.
Bright Side Of The Sun Mar 15, 2019
Game Thread: Phoenix Suns (16-53) vs Houston Rockets (42-26)

Game Thread: Phoenix Suns (16-53) vs Houston Rockets (42-26)

Is win number 17 in the cards tonight? Probable Rockets starters: James Harden, Eric Gordon, Danuel House Jr., P.J. Tucker, Clint Capela Chris Paul is OUT (rest) for the #Rockets tonight.— Alykhan Bijani (@Rockets_Insider) March 15, 2019 As for #Rockets, Danuel House Jr. will get the start for Chris Paul (rest) vs. #Suns, Mike D'Antoni said.As D'Antoni put it, might as well "throw him in the fire."— Duane Rankin (@DuaneRankin) March 15, 2019 Probable Suns starters: De’Anthony Melton, Devin Booker, Kelly Oubre Jr., Dragan Bender, Deandre Ayton #Suns say starting PG Tyler...
Bright Side Of The Sun Mar 13, 2019
Open Thread: Phoenix Suns (16-52) vs. Utah Jazz (37-29)

Open Thread: Phoenix Suns (16-52) vs. Utah Jazz (37-29)

Will the Suns’ improbable run continue against Utah? Probable starters: Suns - Tyler Johnson, Devin Booker, Kelly Oubre Jr., Dragan Bender, Deandre Ayton Jazz - Ricky Rubio, Donovan Mitchell, Joe Ingles, Derrick Favors, Rudy Gobert Bright Side readers, let’s chat throughout tonight’s game in the comments section below. How do you see this game going for Phoenix’s young group finding their rhythm at the right time?
Bright Side Of The Sun Mar 10, 2019
Open Thread: Phoenix Suns (15-52) vs. Golden State Warriors (45-20)

Open Thread: Phoenix Suns (15-52) vs. Golden State Warriors (45-20)

After their loss in Portland, the Suns are right back at it against the defending champs. Probable starters: Suns - Tyler Johnson, Devin Booker, Kelly Oubre Jr., Dragan Bender, Deandre Ayton Warriors - Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson, Kevin Durant, Draymond Green, DeMarcus Cousins Bright Side readers, lets chat throughout tonight’s game in the comments section below. Will Phoenix stun Golden State? Time to find out right now.
Bright Side Of The Sun Mar 10, 2019
PREVIEW: Suns face Warriors for fourth time this season and look to avoid sweep

PREVIEW: Suns face Warriors for fourth time this season and look to avoid sweep

Deandre Ayton and DeMarcus Cousins both take heat for lack of defense What: Phoenix Suns at Golden State Warriors When: 6:30PM MT Where: Oracle Arena Watch: Fox Sports Arizona Listen: 98.7 FM/1400 AM (Spanish) Probable starters Suns—Devin Booker, Kelly Oubre Jr., Deandre Ayton, Tyler Johnson, Dragan Bender Warriors—Stephen Curry, Kevin Durant, Klay Thompson, DeMarcus Cousins, Draymond Green The Suns were on a 3-game winning streak but that all came to an end on Saturday night when they fell 127-120 to the Blazers. The score may have looked close but a 42-24 second quarter run for...
Open Thread: Phoenix Suns (15-51) vs. Portland Trail Blazers (39-26)

Open Thread: Phoenix Suns (15-51) vs. Portland Trail Blazers (39-26)

Will the Suns keep up their winning ways? Probable starters: Suns - Tyler Johnson, Devin Booker, Kelly Oubre Jr., Dragan Bender, Deandre Ayton Trail Blazers - Damian Lillard, CJ McCollum, Maurice Harkless, Al-Farouq Aminu, Jusuf Nurkic Bright Side readers, chat throughout tonight’s game in the comments section below. Will the Suns’ winning streak extend to four? Lets find out right now.
Preview: Suns aim to keep win streak alive with tough road tilt against Trail Blazers

Preview: Suns aim to keep win streak alive with tough road tilt against Trail Blazers

After three straight home wins this week, the Suns try to keep the good times rolling in Portland. What: Phoenix Suns (15-51) at Portland Trail Blazers (39-26) When: 8:00 p.m. AZ Where: Moda Center Watch: Fox Sports Arizona Listen: 98.7 FM Projected Lineups Suns: Tyler Johnson, Devin Booker, Kelly Oubre Jr., Dragan Bender, Deandre Ayton Trail Blazers: Damian Lillard, CJ McCollum, Moe Harkless, Al-Farouq Aminu, Jusuf Nurkic The Suns have some big questions to answer heading into Saturday’s road matchup against the Trail Blazers, but in total it’s simple: Can they keep the momentum...
Open Thread: Phoenix Suns (14-51) vs. New York Knicks (13-51)

Open Thread: Phoenix Suns (14-51) vs. New York Knicks (13-51)

Three straight wins incoming for the Suns? Probable starters: Suns - Tyler Johnson, Devin Booker, Kelly Oubre Jr., Dragan Bender, Deandre Ayton Knicks - Dennis Smith Jr., Damyean Dotson, Kevin Knox, Noah Vonleh, DeAndre Jordan Bright Side readers, let’s chat throughout tonight’s game in the comments section below. Will this be the Suns’ fourth win out of their last five games? Lets find out right now.
Open Thread: Phoenix Suns (13-51) vs. Milwaukee Bucks (48-15)

Open Thread: Phoenix Suns (13-51) vs. Milwaukee Bucks (48-15)

Will the Suns pull off another stunner? Probable starters: Suns - Tyler Johnson, Devin Booker, Kelly Oubre Jr., Dragan Bender, Deandre Ayton Bucks - Eric Bledsoe, Malcolm Brogdon, Khris Middleton, Giannis Antetokounmpo, Brook Lopez Bright Side readers, let’s chat throughout tonight’s game in the comments section below. How will these Suns fare against this juggernaut Bucks squad?
Preview: Do Suns have what it takes to take down the Bucks again?

Preview: Do Suns have what it takes to take down the Bucks again?

Coming off a thrilling win over the Lakers on Saturday, the Suns hope to use the momentum to be competitive against Milwaukee at home. What: Phoenix Suns vs. Los Angeles Lakers When: 7:00 p.m. MT Where: Talking Stick Resort Arena Watch: Fox Sports Arizona Listen: 98.7 FM/1400 AM (Spanish) Probable Starters Bucks: Eric Bledsoe, Khris Middleton, Giannis Antetokounmpo, Nikola Mirotic, Brook Lopez Suns: Tyler Johnson, Devin Booker, Kelly Oubre Jr., Dragan Bender, Deandre Ayton Suns head coach Igor Kokoskov likely hasn’t seen his team execute as well as they did Saturday in a home victory...

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