With the great matchup between the Utah Jazz and the Phoenix Suns set to take place tonight, I thought it would be interesting to ask a fellow Suns blogger what he thought about the game. So I asked Nate Dion of Sun-N’-Gun, 5 questions about tonight’s game. Here they are:
1. Where do you think the Suns have advantages over the Jazz in tonight’s game? Jazz over Suns?
Well, I certainly think the Suns home-court (and the Jazz’ recent road struggles after that ass-kicking road stretch) is significant. If the Suns can ball their way and get the crowd into it, that’ll be tough to overcome, I think. The Jazz have been playing really well lately and are a little more rested than the Suns. This is not just the second in a row but it’s the fourth in five days. That bodes well for a game played at the Jazz’ pace.
2. Which player on Utah are you most concerned about?
I think Paul Millsap is always a concern. I don’t know exactly how the Suns will match up, but they’ve got athletic bigs who can defend the pick and roll (and pick and pop). But Millsap is just such a beast on the boards. Much has been made of the Suns outrebounding teams of late. We’ll see if they can continue that. Plus there’s Williams of course, but as long as Nash doesn’t have to go it alone, they should be alright.
3, Which Suns player do you think will cause the most trouble for Utah?
Amar’e is playing out of his mind right now. I don’t know that Utah can stop him. I don’t know that anybody can stop him.
4, Do you think the Suns will have a hard time because this is their second game in as many days?
I think that’s a huuuuge advantage for the Jazz. I hate the second of back-to-backs.
5. Final prediction?
I think it’ll be a good game, but I think the Suns will continue their excellent play of late and pull it out. 97-93. You had to know I was gonna pick the Suns!