Thursday , Mar , 29 , 2007 C.Y. Ellis

Suns pay a visit to Golden State

(Sports Network) – The playoff-bound Phoenix Suns will hit the road this
evening when they pay a visit to the Golden State Warriors at ORACLE Arena.

The Pacific Division-champion Suns have won three of their last four games,
including Monday’s 105-87 pummeling of the Memphis Grizzlies at US Airways

Raja Bell had 29 points and Amare Stoudemire added 27 points and 12 rebounds
to lead the Suns, who will try to build on their 24-10 road record tonight.
Leandro Barbosa tallied 12 points and Steve Nash ended with 11 points and nine
assists in Monday’s win.

Phoenix is 6 1/2 games behind the Dallas Mavericks for the top spot in the
Western Conference.

The Warriors, meanwhile, are fighting for their playoff lives and have dropped
two straight and three of the last four games.

In Monday’s 126-89 rout by the San Antonio Spurs in the opener of a three-game
homestand, Baron Davis and Monta Ellis scored 17 points apiece for the
Warriors, who are 1 1/2 games behind the Los Angeles Clippers for the eighth
and final playoff spot in the Western Conference.

Mickael Pietrus added 10 points and eight rebounds for Golden State.

The Warriors will also host Memphis on the stand and are 25-11 at ORACLE Arena
this season.

Wednesday’s game between Phoenix and Golden State is the fourth and final
meeting of the regular season. The Suns are 3-0 so far in the series and have
won six of the last seven meetings.

Phoenix has won two of three and three of its last five at Golden State.