Nash is out, but Amare is ready.

By: FreaknickA pleasant Serbian jig

Here I sit in beautiful US Airways Arena, ready to get underway.  A few notes before we get started.  Remember, since the kind folks at the various media outlets around the world forgot there was a basketball game tonight, I’ll be posting updates on Twitter at Euro_Adventures.  Click here to follow, or you can follow it here on the site on the upper left hand corner underneath the pretty blue bird.  Now, to the game:

  • Serbia got off to a great start before the clock even started with a lovely performance by the children to the right.  Don’t know what the dance is called, but I’m a fan.
  • 2-time MVP Steve Nash will not be playing due to a chest cold
  • 0-time MVP (and twin brother of the Nets’ Brook) Robin Lopez will not play with a broken metatarsal in his left foot, and everybody knows that’s the worst metatarsal to break.
  • ESPN.com’s Marc Stein is sitting to my right.  Pretty cool.  Not important, but pretty cool.
  • The three replacement referees are JT Orr, Brian Shelley, Riel Banaria.  No word yet on if they’ve ever refereed/ever seen a basketball game.
  • Partizan starting lineup: Aleksander Rasic, Dusan Kecman, Zarko Rakocevic, Jan Vesely, Aleksander Maric
  • Suns starting lineup: Goran Dragic, Jason Richardson, Grant Hill, Amare Stoudemire, Channing Frye

Let’s get it on.