Phoenix Suns open 45th NBA season at home Oct. 31

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PHOENIX (AP) -- The Phoenix Suns open their 45th NBA season at home Oct. 31 against the Golden State Warriors.

The schedule was released by the league Thursday and also features a Jan. 30 home game against the Los Angeles Lakers that will mark Steve Nash's return to Phoenix. That's the only Suns game that ABC/ESPN has selected to air this season.

The Suns recently dealt Nash to the Lakers in a sign-and-trade deal that sent four draft picks to Phoenix.  Nash and the Lakers first face the Suns on Nov. 16 in Los Angeles.

The Suns' 41-game home schedule also features a Nov. 17 match up with the defending NBA champion Miami Heat plus Jan. 14 and Feb. 10 games against the Western Conference champion Oklahoma City Thunder.

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