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Locked On Suns Wednesday: Where the Suns stand in the playoff race after 7-5 stretch

Are the Suns contenders or pretenders for the playoffs? They’re right in the thick of it for the race to No. 8.

After a rollercoaster first half of the season, where do the Phoenix Suns stand in the Western Conference playoff race? Memphis currently holds the No. 8 seed, but teams like the Suns, Spurs, and Pelicans are rolling lately.

How will Zion Williamson impact the race for No. 8? With his return this week, New Orleans now is a formidable threat to leapfrog Phoenix.

Are the Suns better than the Grizzlies and Spurs? We tried to answer that question, with each team likely battling for positioning throughout the season. Finally, who is receiving stock up and stock down in our latest playoff check-up?

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