View Full Version : Another Christmas Day Game: Suns will host Christmas game against Spurs

08-06-2008, 08:05 AM
Source: AZCentral (http://www.azcentral.com/sports/suns/articles/2008/08/05/20080805suns0806.html)

Suns fans might have a hard time accepting Wednesday's announcement of a Dec. 25 home game as an early Christmas present when they hear the opponent.

The San Antonio Spurs, who eliminated the Suns in three of the past four postseasons, will visit Phoenix to revive a tradition of an NBA Christmas in the desert. San Antonio also will host the Suns' regular-season opener Oct. 29. The Suns' home opener follows Oct. 30 against New Orleans, starting the season with a road-home back-to-back set for the third year in a row.

The regular-season schedule will be released Wednesday.
The Suns hosted Christmas games in the club's first nine years and again in the early 1980s and mid-1990s. They have not played on Christmas since 1996, when the schedule was made before Charles Barkley was traded to the Houston Rockets.

Current Suns center Shaquille O'Neal led a 108-87 Lakers rout of the Suns that year.

08-06-2008, 08:25 AM
so theres 3 games on christmas?

hornets vs magic
celtics vs lakers
suns vs spurs

08-06-2008, 10:04 AM
ABC..........Shaq is old, stop featuring him for Xmas day games.

08-06-2008, 10:18 AM
ewwww... SA vs. Shaq. That game is going to be very very slow. What an awful choice! Doesn't the league understand that no one on earth watches SA games for fun? The only time you watch SA is when your team is playing them. This is not a good decision for the league

08-06-2008, 11:23 AM
so theres 3 games on christmas?

hornets vs magic
celtics vs lakers
suns vs spurs

Pretty much with the Hornets and Magic being game 1, Suns and Spurs game 2 and LA vs Boston game 3.

08-06-2008, 11:54 AM
A triple header? Are they gonna show them all on ABC, or one of the three on ESPN?

08-06-2008, 11:55 AM
is the full nba schedule about to come?

08-06-2008, 12:33 PM

A Spurs game on Christmas? Big surprise

Interesting to see we play them on opening night as well.