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Nuggets at Suns preview: Andre Iguodala, teammates need to get right in Phoenix

The Nuggets have defeated every team in the Western Conference except for one ... they can change that tonight in Phoenix.

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2012/2013 NBA Regular Season: Game 65
Denver Nuggets (2009 - Pres)
Phoenix Suns (1969 - 1992)
42-22 (14-19 on the road)
1-0 Suns
22-41 (15-16 at home)
March 11th, 2013 - 8:00 PM (MT)
U.S. Airways Center
Altitude / 950 AM / 104.3 FM The Fan
Probable Starters
Ty Lawson PG Goran Dragic
Andre Iguodala SG Wes Johnson
Danilo Gallinari SF Marcus Morris
Kenneth Faried PF Markieff Morris
Kosta Koufos C Luis Scola
Denver Stiffs Blogs Bright Side of the Sun
None Injuries Marcin Gortat out with a foot, Jermaine O'Neal is out for personal reasons (daughter's heart surgery)
The Suns are the only Western Conference team the Nuggets have not defeated this season Stat The Suns are 4-2 in their last six games

Back on Nov. 12th the Nuggets visited the U.S. Airways Center in Phoenix and lost to the Suns 110-100. Tonight will be just the second match-up of the season between the Nuggets and Suns -- Denver could use a little revenge.

Good news: In his last 10 games, Ty Lawson is averaging 23.1 points on 50-percent shooting and 7.3 assists. If the Nuggets win this one it will be because he out-duels his counterpart.
Bad news: In the first meeting between these two teams, Goran Dragic put up 21 points (4-5 from deep) and 7 assists to Lawson's 12 points and 8 assists. These two bring out a certain fire in one another; let's see what happens tonight.

Good news: In the first game, Kenneth Faried put up 14 points on 6-7 shooting to go along with 11 rebounds (4 offensive) in 30 minutes of action.
Bad news: Luis Scola chalked up 12 points and 7 rebounds (3 offensive) against Faried in 25 minutes of action on Nov. 12th.

Good news: Michael Beasley is still as inconsistent as ever - read this. Over his last 10 games he's averaging just over 15 minutes and scoring just 6.8 points per game on 38-percent shooting.
Bad news: B-Easy put up 16 points against the Nuggets on Nov. 12th and struggling players find a way to have big nights against Denver.

Good news: The Suns have lost two of their last three games.
Bad news: In their most recent game, the Suns knocked off the Rockets in Phoenix 107-105.

Good news: Marcin Gortat will not play in this one.
Bad news: George Karl kind play all kinds of small ball ... what about a Ty Lawson, Andre Miller, Evan Fournier, Julyan Stone and Jordan Hamilton lineup? Look out!

Good news: The Suns are starting Wes Johnson at shooting guard -- he who recorded a DNP-CD in the first game against Denver -- who shoots just 37-percent from the field on the season.
Bad news: Jared Dudley comes off the bench -- he put up 22 points against the Rockets on March 9th.

Good news: The Morris twins start for the Suns. This will totally lead to some confusion from the Nuggets defense...
Bad news: I just went for the obvious "twin" joke...

Good news: For those who wanted extended looks at Hamed Haddadi and Kendall Marshall - the duo played 28 and 29 minutes against the Rockets, respectively.
Bad news: The two combined for: 15 points on 6-14 shooting, 13 rebounds, 4 assists, 3 blocks and +30 against the Rockets. Not too shabby.

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