Tonight, the Suns will go through hell. Sweet shooting, Thunderous hell. The big news here? Grant Hill is still out with knee soreness, which means Kevin Durant will have to be kept in check by Jared Dudley, which is at least scary, unless Durant is on your fantasy team, in which case, you might get a big boost.
That said, this is not a matchup that’s done before the fat lady even starts warming up. The Thunder, in all their greatness, have been a bit shaky coming into the home stretch, while the Suns have been heating up and heating up, even without Grant Hill in their lineup. And remember, this Thunder team allowed Marcin Gortat to get a career high 28p points in the game in Oklahoma City. The Suns lost a big lead in the 4th quarter in that game, but this was before the bench explosion.
The Suns will survive if they lose one, their playoff hopes will get a dent, but won’t end yet. However, as of now, winning all five games guarantees the Suns a playoff spot.
It’s going to be a tough road to get there, though.
Josh Childress did a good job on the red hot Rudy Gay in Memphis. might be worth taking a look when it comes to guarding Kevin Durant.