Phoenix Suns: 5 things that stand out going into final scrimmage game

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The Phoenix Suns go into their third scrimmage game having split their first two and hoping to get a win and build momentum going into the regular season.

Two down, one to go. The Phoenix Suns will “host” the Toronto Raptors in a rare middle-of-the-week afternoon game, on Tuesday at 12:00 p.m. The Suns are 1-1 in their two scrimmage games thus far, having beaten the Jazz in game-one before falling to the Celtics in game-two.

Here are five things that stand out about the final Phoenix Suns scrimmage game.

1. The Phoenix Suns’ first ‘home’ game

I threw the word “host” in parenthesis above because this will be the first time the Suns are designated as the home team in the bubble, even though, of course, they will be playing 2,000 miles away from Talking Stick Resort Arena (which, if you’ve watched two random seconds of these first two scrimmage games, you know it is getting renovated).

It seems that the biggest advantage of being the home team in the bubble is the team gets access to the video and soundboards. I’m actually looking forward to seeing how the Suns leverage this and what kind of graphics they produce.

The Jazz kept things very simple, with essentially just their team name logo on the screen. The Celtics upped that and had much more going on visually as well as more music and cheers.

Other teams around the league have gone all out and had their announcers call out the game as if it were in an arena backed with 20,000 fans.

That seems a little overboard, but I’ll be interested in where the Suns fall on this video and sound control spectrum.