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Western Conference Current Standings: Suns Can't Help Themselves, Catch No Breaks

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Man, what could have been if the Suns could have stolen one in Denver. Of course there are many games left for the Suns, all of them difficult, begin tonight against the Lakers at home.

HERE'S HOW THE STANDINGS STAND AT THE MOMENT:

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AND HERE'S WHAT WENT DOWN LAST NIGHT (the ones that mattered):

MEMPHIS (5) 97-HEAT 82...Straightouttavancouver.com:

Yet, tonight's biggest impact came off our bench. Zach Randolph once again played the role of super-sub with 14 points and 14 rebounds. O.J. Mayo chipped in 10 of his, and Gilbert Arenas had it going from deep. All five of his shots were from beyond the arc and he drained 4 of them. Overall, seven Grizzlies reached double figues in points. This balanced attack was a sharp contrast to the Heat, who saw their Big 3 combine for 60 of their 82 points.

PORTLAND 99-DALLAS (6) 97...www.blazersedge.com:

Raymond Felton pounds the Mavericks in places they didn't know they had, pushing the Blazers ahead of the Mavericks after a slow start. Dallas' comeback in the fourth quarter forces overtime but LaMarcus Aldridge hits a fade-away to win the game at the OT buzzer.

UTAH (9) 104-GOLDEN STATE 98....www.slcdunk.com

Woo! Jazz now need 7 more wins for playoff contention!

The Utah Jazz defeated the Golden State warriors in an epic battle tonight. Well, maybe not epic. 'State was playing with two of their best players, and somehow Nate Robinson shot the ball 10 times. So, it was the Jazz game to win from the outside. Warriors Head coaching calling crunch time plays that ended up with Andris Biedrins taking jumpers gets you exactly the result you are looking for: a loss.

HOUSTON 112-LAKERS 107...www.thedreamshake.com

Chandler Parsons was a second round pick. Marcus Camby was acquired for a second round pick. Luis Scola was acquired for a second round pick and Billy Spanoulis. Goran Dragic was had for a guy playing in China right now (and a first round pick on top of that).

And yet, this ragtag group manages to pull off amazing wins against teams with much more pedigree than them. And in this one, the Rockets did what they do best, closing out a great win against a team that had gotten used to slamming the door on them.