Update at 11am: Warriors F-C David Lee will not play tonight due to an undisclosed illness. Dominic McGuire is reported to replace Lee in the starting lineup.
TheWarriors play their first road game of the season this afternoon againstPhoenix, then head to San Antonio and the Lakers. Here are some things to lookfor in todays game with the Suns.Sunsstruggles: Its not the Phoenix team youre used to seeing at leastnot yet. Through four games, the Suns are averaging 89.3 points per game, andjust two players are averaging in double-figures: Hakim Warrick and MarcinGortat.
Usually,a game with the Warriors would cure that and maybe it will but theWarriors defense has been significantly better so far this season than in pastyears, giving up just 95.3 points per game through four games.Pointguard Steve Nash, who makes the Suns go, has been bothered this season by a ribinjury that is affecting his shooting. Nash is an un-Nash-like 12-for-39 fromthe field this season (30.8 percent).Curry-Ellisback together: The Warriors will have their starting backcourttogether for the first time since last Monday. Stephen Curry missed Wednesdaysgame against the New York Knicks because of a sprained right ankle, and MontaEllis missed Saturdays game against Philly to attend the funeral of hisgrandmother.RELATED: Ellis to return Monday vs. Phoenix
Bothwill play this afternoon against the Suns.Strugglingfrom beyond arc: For the Warriors, the 3-point shot is usually a bigpart of their offensive arsenal. Not this year. The Warriors are shooting just27.5 percent from 3-point range and making fewer than five per game onaverage.