Saturday is the biggest day of the year for Arizona pro sports, and FOX Sports Arizona and FOX Sports Arizona Plus will be the television home for all of it. The Coyotes, Suns and D-backs all have home games throughout the day and night, and our “Triple Threat Saturday” schedule shapes up to be as hot as Saturday’s forecasted triple-digit temperatures.
Everything gets started at 2 p.m. on FOX Sports Arizona when the Phoenix Suns take on the Denver Nuggets in a game with huge NBA Western Conference playoff implications. With three games left in the season, the Suns are currently in the eighth spot and looking to solidify their position, while the Nuggets are the seven seed. “Suns Live” tips off the coverage at 2 p.m. from US Airways Center, followed by the game at 2:30.
The Arizona Diamondbacks are also in action just down the street at Chase Field, hosting the Atlanta Braves on FOX Sports Arizona Plus. The “Diamondbacks Live” pre-game show begins at 4:30, and first pitch follows at 5:10 p.m.
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Finally, the coverage shifts to Glendale and Jobing.com Arena for Game 5 of the thrilling Stanley Cup playoff series between the Phoenix Coyotes and Chicago Blackhawks. After the first four games went into overtime for only the second time in NHL history, the Coyotes are up 3-1 and could clinch the series with a victory in front of a sold-out WhiteOut crowd. The game is on FOX Sports Arizona, beginning at 6:30 p.m. with “Coyotes Live, Presented by CenturyLink.”