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Enormous Consequences: Utah Jazz, Houston Rockets Hoping To Make Moves - From Our Editors - SBNation.com
The NBA Playoff picture could be cleared up on Wednesday night if the Houston Rockets and Phoenix Suns both suffer losses, hence the "enormous consequences."

Steve Nash, Stepping Back And The Brilliance That's Hard To Understand - SBNation.com
Nash has always been a play ahead of everyone on the court. This season, as his role has started to diminish with age, his on-court intelligence and off-court demeanor has kept him and his team going strong. I may not be able to understand why he makes it work, but I sure as hell will be rooting for him to keep it going in the playoffs.

Phoenix Suns vs. Oklahoma City Thunder Pre-Game Chat - Bright Side Of The Sun
Ray: Over the last 10 games, the Thunder are only 5-5. While the losses have been to quality opponents (Clippers twice, Pacers, Heat and Grizzlies), are there any weaknesses they've exposed among the Thunder that particularly concern you?

Zorgon: Yes, there has been a lot of concern. Thunder fans are (or should be) noted as eternal optimists, always seeing the silver lining in every cloud. But with these recent losses, I've seen the same guys who were really excited about our 23 win season start having musings about our ability to finish well in the playoffs. The main problem I see is perfectly highlighted by what happened against the Clippers last night. Over the last couple of years, our offense has regressed to a 2-4 man game. Guys like Collison, Sefolosha, and Perkins don't even have plays drawn up for them anymore....

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NBA Western Conference Playoff Standings Update: Suns Still In Eighth Place! - Bright Side Of The Sun
The Suns are still the No. 8 seed after a quiet Tuesday for the teams at the bottom of the Western Conference playoffs.

Thunder vs. Suns: The Young Stars vs. The Ragtag Gang of Old Men (2011-2012 Game 62 Preview) - Welcome to Loud City
5-5 over the past 10 games. The record stings, doesn't it? If the Thunder would have merely won one of their past 5 games against playoff teams, they would be the number one seed right now. Tonight, they get a chance to redeem themselves against a borderline playoff team that has gone 20-10 over the past 30 games: the Phoenix Suns.

Some Suns-related News from other places around the web

Houston Rockets' fizzle helps hot Phoenix Suns
The Suns have won seven of their past 10 games to get above that bold, black line in the Western Conference standings.

Phoenix Suns to add John MacLeod to their Ring of Honor
Young: MacLeod brought class, grace, and a professorial knowledge of the game to more than 13 seasons on the Suns bench.

SUNS-THUNDER GAME PREVIEW: APRIL 18 | THE OFFICIAL SITE OF THE PHOENIX SUNS
"People had us for dead beginning of the season, middle of the season, All-Star break," forward Jared Dudley said. "And we've worked our butts off, we've played through it, guys have learned their roles and I think we're ready to do it."

Would win restore Phoenix Suns fans' thunder?
The Suns are trying. Is anyone buying? At the All-Star break, they were a sorry lot. Their coach was muttering under his breath, cussing in postgame news conferences. The organization seemed lost in a credibility crisis.

San Antonio Spurs maintain top spot in NBA Power Rankings - Britt Robson - SI.com
The Suns are 7-3 in April and would be in the playoffs if the season ended today after entering the All-Star break with a 14-20 record. Such a dramatic reversal requires improvement from multiple players, and one of the recent unsung heroes is backup point guard Sebastian Telfair.

NBA Playoff Tiebreaker System | Fanster.com - All Sports. All Phoenix.
As this is being typed, there are five teams with three games of each other for the final three playoff spots in the Western Conference. It’s not unlikely that two or more of the teams vying for a playoff berth end up with identical records when the final whistle is blown this season.

Suns must face harsh reality of rebuilding | ASU News | The State Press | Arizona State University

Nash deserves the opportunity to win the NBA championship, and Suns fans deserve to see their team back in deep playoff series.

Sports Radio Interviews " Blog Archive " Steve Nash: "It’s going to be a big project for me to really get to the bottom of what is the best thing for me."

Steve Nash joined KTAR in Phoenix with Burns and Gambo to discuss what the Phoenix Suns need to do in order to keep him next year, family playing a factor in his free agency decision, how close the Phoenix Suns are from being the team he wants to stay with in the future, recruiting free agents to play in Phoenix and taking less money to sign with a contender that can win an NBA championship.

VOTE NOW FOR 2012 MAJERLE HUSTLE AWARD | THE OFFICIAL SITE OF THE PHOENIX SUNS

Suns fans once again have an opportunity to help select the winner of the Dan Majerle Hustle Award by casting their vote on Suns.com/hustle. Fan balloting is open now through Tuesday, April 24 at 5 p.m.

AND just for kicks and giggles - Suckers he he.

Jim Buss of Los Angeles Lakers says new CBA cuts heavily into team's profits - ESPN Los Angeles
The NBA's new collective bargaining agreement, as well as the new revenue-sharing arrangement amongst the league's 30 teams, has drastically changed things for the Lakers, according to Jim Buss.

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