Mark J. Rebilas-US PRESSWIRE
Sunday, November 5 at Miami Heat
This will be the first time in almost two years that the Phoenix Suns get a shot at the Miami Heat in the desert. Unlike the last matchup between these teams, the Heat are now the defending champs and have a huge target on their backs. You have to circle the calendar anytime you play the defending champs.
Wednesday, November 14 vs. Chicago Bulls
The Chicago Bulls may not have Derrick Rose for this game, but they are talented nonetheless. Expect an exciting game between these two teams.
Friday, November 16 at Los Angeles Lakers
This is, hands-down, the must-see matchup of the month for the Suns. Every game against the Lakers is a must-see, but this game has extra excitement, as it's the first game against Steve Nash and his new Laker teammates. Phoenix has the chance to best the Lakers and former Suns savior Steve Nash in one night. Don't miss a second of this game.
Saturday, November 17 vs. Miami Heat
The second matchup of the month between the Miami Heat and Phoenix Suns will be their last of the 2012-13 season. If things don't go Phoenix's way in the first matchup, this will be a redemption game at home. This should be the loudest home game of the first month of the season.
Friday, November 23 vs. New Orleans Hornets
This game isn't against a top-tier team, but the offseason movements by these two teams have made this a marquee matchup. The Suns signed Eric Gordon to a max offer sheet, only to see the Hornets match and keep their budding star. A couple weeks later, both teams took part in a three team trade that sent Robin Lopez to New Orleans.
October/November W-L Prediction: 10-7
Wins: Pistons (twice), Bobcats, Cavs (twice), Trail Blazers, Hornets, Raptors, Warriors, Magic
Losses: Heat (twice), Jazz, Nuggets, Bulls, Lakers, 76ers