Will Phoenix Suns Fall out of Tight 2014 Western Conference Playoff Race?

March 18th, 2014 by Adam Fromal Leave a reply »

Just as the sun rises in the east, the Phoenix Suns are setting in the Western Conference. 

While supporters are hoping that the latter won't become as unavoidable as the former, the 2013-14 season is slowly starting to slip away from the grips of these staunchly competitive Suns. A once-promising group of overachievers and uptempo players is falling back to earth in Icarian fashion. 

After dropping a game to the Brooklyn Nets, Phoenix has slipped to 38-29 on the season, which leaves it in the West's No. 9 spot, 1.5 games behind the Memphis Grizzlies. Now there's still plenty of time to turn things around and hop back toward a postseason berth, but the Suns are in trouble. 

Even the return of Eric Bledsoe isn't going to be enough to prevent Phoenix from earning a lottery pick and having its players watch the playoff festivities from the comfort of their own couches. 


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