The Phoenix Suns comes to TDW
Steve Nash, the reining MVP, is playing like one. He is leading NBA in assists and had 16 assists in that loss. Shawn Marion, although playing mainly out of position in Power Forward, is the third leading rebounder in NBA right behind Howard and Wallace. He was the leading scorer for the Suns at 37 points in that game.
The Orlando Magic is shorthanded again since they do not have the services of Hill, Nelson, Outlaw and Cato. They, however, welcome the return of Keyon Dooling. Magic gutted out a win against Sacramento Kings on Saturday, and they are riding on a 6-game winning streak at home. Once again, the Magic will rely on their defense to contain Steve Nash. Look for Francis, Stevenson and Dooling to take turns on slowing down the MVP. Marion‘s quickness may cause problems for Howard, but he should not be able to dominate the boards in the presence of Howard. Magic cannot allow Kurt Thomas or role players like Raja Bell to hurt them.