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Brothers Blake (left) and Taylor Griffin will meet on Oct. 28 when Blake's Clippers play the Suns.
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Five rookie matchups to keep an eye on in 2009-10

By Art Garcia,
Posted Aug 4 2009 3:24PM

Five notable rookie games in the 2009-10 season.

Suns at Clippers, Oct. 28

A night after his public unveiling on the road at Staples Center, top pick Blake Griffin dons the home whites in the same building against the Suns. And in the other locker room, his brother Taylor.

Kings at Thunder, Oct. 28

A Lottery love fest with James Harden joining the up-and-coming cast in Oklahoma City against Sacramento's newest backcourt stud, Tyreke Evans.

Raptors at Grizzlies, Oct. 30

Second selection Hasheem Thabeet suits up for his second home game by welcoming high-flying rookie DeMar DeRozan.

Timberwolves at Warriors, Nov. 9

Do you like point guards? How about flashing, scoring point guards? We know that Jonny Flynn (Minnesota) and Stephen Curry (Golden State) will be there. Don't hold your breath on Ricky Rubio.

Knicks at Bucks, Nov. 7

Top 10 picks Jordan Hill (New York) and Brandon Jennings (Milwaukee) meet as pros for the first time. They may not be starters quite yet.


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