Calling the Phoenix Suns "streaky" would be an understatement.
Since Nov. 27, Alvin Gentry's squad has gone on three considerable streaks. The first, from Nov. 28 to Dec. 8, was a seven-game skid that included losses to the struggling Toronto Raptors and Detroit Pistons. The second, a prosperous streak from Dec. 12 to Dec. 19, featured four-straight wins, including an upset of the Memphis Grizzlies. And the third, a six-game losing streak, dumped the Suns into last place in the Pacific Division.
The Suns (12-21) trail the Sacramento Kings (12-20) by half a game for fourth place in the division, following their 95-89 win over the Philadelphia 76ers on Wednesday night.
The Los Angeles Clippers (25-8) hold the top spot in the Pacific, with a 2.5-game lead over the surprising Golden State Warriors (22-10), while the Los Angeles Lakers are alone in third place with a 15-16 record.
Phoenix currently holds the second-worst record in the Western Conference standings, with a 4.5-game lead over the New Orleans Hornets (7-25).