The Phoenix Suns are suddenly back in the eighth spot thanks to their own persistence, winning seven of their ten games in April to charge back over .500 at 32-29. The Suns managed to make it back to the top eight after a thorough thumping of the Portland Trailblazers last night, putting them in a tie with the sinking Houston Rockets. Houston has lost four in a row (two straight defeats to Denver, including one of those losses coming to Phoenix), and they also sit at 32-29, but lose the tiebreaker against Phoenix.
The Suns do not have an easy road to stay in that eighth seed. The Rockets and Jazz (only a half game back) are in the ninth and tenth positions, and they figure to go hard for that spot the Suns currently claim. Phoenix also has to face Oklahoma City, the L.A. Clippers, Denver, Utah and San Antonio. That's a pretty brutal stretch to try and get back to the playoffs.
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