Suddenly, the Suns are surging. But even with their fifth straight home win -- a 98-91 victory over the Memphis Grizzlies -- the Suns are still two games under .500 and several games back from 2.5 games out of the eighth seed in the NBA's Western Conference playoff picture.
Still, despite the long odds, at least the Suns are proving to be somewhat interesting lately.
On Saturday, they came from 11 points down at one point in the first half to topple the Grizzlies, who are jockeying for the third seed in the Western Conference playoff race. Six Suns scored in double figures, including Jared Dudley, who led the team with 19 points. Marcin Gortat had 15 points, to go along with nine rebounds. Steve Nash had 15 assists, 11 points, and two rebounds.
"That one felt real good," coach Alvin Gentry said after the game. "We beat a really good team that probably is playing as well as anyone in the league right now."
Next up, the Suns (19-21) will play tonight against the Minnesota Timberwolves (21-21) at US Airways Center. Tip-off is 7 p.m. TV: Fox Sports Arizona. Radio: KTAR 620 AM. More info: www.suns.com.