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Live Game Thread: Brooklyn Nets at Phoenix Suns, 10:30 PM EST

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NBA: Orlando Magic at Phoenix Suns Jennifer Stewart-USA TODAY Sports

Hey the Suns are pretty, pretty, pretty good. Like, really good. But, lucky for us, so too are the Brooklyn Nets.

Even without Kevin Durant - who will sit on Tuesday night due to a hamstring imagery - the Nets are a top target in the East.

The Suns have a lot of very good young talent, but are brought together by their Hall of Fame point guard: Chris Paul.

As Brian puts it:

Back on the court, CP3 has been a godsend for the Suns. He’s still the perfect distributor and his court vision, knowledge, and passion will continue serving him well the deeper he gets into his career. Paul and Booker have started to get more comfortable running the Suns offense and with their growth comes more opportunities for Phoenix.

This should be a fun one.

WHO: Brooklyn Nets (17-12) at Phoenix Suns (17-9)

WHEN: 10:30 pm EST

WHERE: TNT (national), YES (local), WFAN (radio)

Game Preview.

If you hear more crowd noise than usual, there’s a good reason for that. The Suns recently started allowed up to 1500 fans into the arena to watch the game. Now, they’re upping the ante and are allowing 3000 fans into the building. Hopefully everyone is safe, COVID free and enjoys themselves at the game. And if your state is doing what they need to and making the vaccine accessible to you, definitely get it. We’re not out of the COVID woods yet, but we’re getting there.

Theoretically, you’d think the Suns would be near the top of the league in three point attempts, right? However, they’re in the middle of the pack in attempts and actually trending downward. Matthew Lissy of Bright Side of the Sun has more on that here. One of my bugaboos about the way some teams play now is they sell out too much for threes instead of using the whole court to get shots that fit their team best. Glad to see the Suns doing what works for them.

That said, they may need to get the long range going in a hurry. The Nets set a team record with 27 three pointers last night and when they get rolling, are practically impossible to slow down. And all that happened without Kevin Durant.

For more on the Suns, check out Bright Side of the Suns.