The Phoenix Suns’ 2018-19 schedule is out.

Don’t have the money or the time to go to all 41 home games during the regular season? No problem.

The Heat Index takes a look at 10 must-see Suns games this season.

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The matchup features the debuts of the No. 1 overall draft pick Deandre Ayton and the No. 3 overall pick Luka Doncic. It’s also Igor Kokoskov’s first game as Suns coach and Devin Booker’s first game since signing a contract extension with Phoenix.

Oct. 24 – Suns host LeBron, Lakers

The lovable Lakers (ok, maybe not for Suns fans) face the Suns in Phoenix for the first time since LeBron James went to L.A. James always seems to put on a show in Phoenix, so you might want to get your tickets early (the only other Suns home game against the Lakers is March 2).

Nov. 2 – Suns vs. Raptors

Kawhi Leonard and Toronto have a chance to do some special things this season and Suns fans will probably wonder what their team would have looked like with him on their roster. Watching him play for the Raptors will have to suffice.

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Nov. 8 – Suns vs. Celtics

The Celtics, perhaps the favorite in the East Conference, will only play in Phoenix once. Former Suns player and coach Danny Ainge has put together quite the roster in Boston. Kyrie Irving, Gordon Hayward and company could be a lot of fun to watch this season.

Nov. 17 – Suns vs. Thunder

The Thunder are an intriguing team with Russell Westbrook, Paul George and others. They may not be an NBA title contender, but they are definitely an exciting team to watch if you are looking for a game to attend (Phoenix also hosts Oklahoma City on Dec. 28).

Dec. 4 – Suns vs. Kings

Former Tempe Corona del Sol High standout Marvin Bagley III, the No. 2 pick behind Ayton in the 2018 NBA draft, makes his return home with Sacramento. Did you know that Bagley and Ayton were once high school teammates at Phoenix Westwind Prep? You can be sure both of the rookies will be looking forward to this one.

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Dec. 31 – Suns vs. Warriors

Can anyone stop Golden State this season? Former Suns GM Steve Kerr and the Warriors once again are the team to beat in the NBA. Their first game in Phoenix this season might be worth forking over a little extra cash to witness in person (the Suns also host the Warriors again on Feb. 8).

Jan. 2 – Suns vs. 76ers

“The Process” takes on “The Timeline.” Philadelphia seems to be further along in its rebuild, but can Phoenix catch the 76ers? Keep an eye on former Arizona Wildcats standout T.J. McConnell. There is nothing pretty about his game, but he simply gets the job done.

Feb. 4 – Suns vs. Harden, Rockets 

Former ASU standout James Harden and the Rockets came very close to knocking off the Warriors in the playoffs last season. Will they take the next step this season? The NBA MVP knows how to put points on the board. A Harden-Booker matchup could be very fun to watch.

March 13 – Suns vs. Jazz

There has been a lot of debate about Devin Booker and Donovan Mitchell and which player is the better of the two. You can watch both of them on the same court when the Jazz make their first visit to Talking Stick Resort Arena this season (The Suns also host the Jazz on April 3).



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