Phoenix Suns Lock Up Playoff Spot After Edging Out Chicago Bulls in Chicago; Play Lowly Nets Tonight
Jason Richardson: Led the Suns with 27 points.
With just eight games left in the regular season, and a trip to the playoffs secured, the Phoenix Suns look nearly unstoppable.
The Suns nipped the Chicago Bulls 111-105 Tuesday night in Chicago, a city where they have struggled in the past few years. The Suns are now 17-4 since the All-Star Break and are on their first eight-game winning streak since November 2007.
The Suns now hold the fourth seed in the Western Conference playoff picture and are only a half-game behind third-place Utah (whom the Suns play on the final game of the season) and a full game behind second-place Dallas. All three teams are in action tonight, with the Suns visiting the lowly New Jersey Nets, the lowly Golden State Warriors visiting Utah, and the Mavericks visiting Memphis, who at 38-35 are still mathematically alive in the playoff hunt.
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