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NBA Playoff Picture: Phoenix Suns Tied For Eighth Playoff Spot

The Phoenix Suns are tied for the eighth seed in the Western Conference after their 93-90 victory over the Los Angeles Clippers.

Apr. 19, 2012; Phoenix, AZ, USA; Phoenix Suns guard (13) Steve Nash controls the ball against Los Angeles Clippers center (6) DeAndre Jordan at the US Airways Center. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-US PRESSWIRE
Apr. 19, 2012; Phoenix, AZ, USA; Phoenix Suns guard (13) Steve Nash controls the ball against Los Angeles Clippers center (6) DeAndre Jordan at the US Airways Center. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-US PRESSWIRE

Alive.

Thanks to a thrilling victory over the Los Angeles Clippers on Thursday night, the Phoenix Suns are tied for eighth place in the Western Conference. The Suns' 93-90 victory puts them in complete control of their playoff destiny. Phoenix is two wins away from clinching a playoff spot.

Currently, the Suns are dead even with the Utah Jazz with both teams holding 33-30 records. The Suns' next game is on Saturday against the seventh-seeded Denver Nuggets who are (34-30). Then, the Suns will head to Utah on Tuesday, April 24th before finishing their season against the San Antonio Spurs (45-16) on Wednesday.

If the Suns beat the Nuggets and the Jazz, then they will make the playoffs. And that's a happy thought for Suns fans whose team started the season out with a 5-14 record.

The Jazz have a game on Saturday against Orlando before Tuesday's game against Phoenix. They'll finish their season on on Thursday, April 26th against the Portland Trail Blazers.

For more on the Phoenix Suns, check out SB Nation's Bright Side of the Sun.