As the Phoenix Suns continue to roll with their eighth victory in their last ten games against the Pistons Friday night, Steve Nash and Co. have moved themselves into the 9th seed in the Western Conference, trying their hardest to make it into the second season in 2012. Their 22-22 record leaves them only a game and a half behind the Houston Rockets for the 8th spot, who they just so happen to play Sunday evening.
The Suns schedule certainly isn't going to get any easier with meetings with Miami, Orlando, Indiana and the Los Angeles Clippers on their upcoming docket, up they luckily have this momentum to help them push towards the playoffs this season.
The Phoenix Suns pulled off what would have been thought impossible, playing three games in three nights, one without Steve Nash and Grant Hill, and pull off three victories. After falling behind as much as seven and playing sluggishly in the second quarter with the bench on the floor, the Phoenix Suns beat the Detroit Pistons 109-101 on Friday night.
Phoenix came out with impressive energy in the first quarter and built a 31-27 lead. However, the second quarter they did not play well and allowed 32 points, and entered the half down five.
Perhaps, though, the key player down the stretch was Robin Lopez, who played the entire fourth quarter and scored 10 of his 14 in the final 12 minutes.
The Suns became one of four teams -- along with the Heat, Thunder and Bulls -- to win three games in three nights. The also evened their record at 22-22 on the season. Plus, with the Lakers' win over the Minnesota Timberwolves, they passed another team and stand as the number nine seed in the West.
Channing Frye shot poorly, but had 13 rebounds and two blocked shots.