The Phoenix Suns are coming off a three-game homestand, in which the Suns lost all three games, and they now find themselves four games behind the eighth seed in the Western Conference with just eight games left.
What is left to play for now? Pride.
Although the Phoenix Suns are not mathematically eliminated, it is not likely that they pull off a historic run to finish the season and have both Oklahoma City and New Orleans fall apart completely.
Phoenix (38-36) has seen the younger players on the team step up as of late and Suns fans should expect to see extended minutes for guys such as Archie Goodwin and T.J. Warren.
Feb 28, 2015; Phoenix, AZ, USA; Phoenix Suns forward T.J. Warren (12) puts up a layup against the San Antonio Spurs during the first half at US Airways Center. Mandatory Credit: Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports
Warren came off of the bench against Oklahoma City on Sunday and finished with an 8-for-10 mark from the field for a career-high 18 points. Warren led all Division I NCAA scorers in his final season at North Carolina State so he knows how to put the biscuit in the basket.
Portland (47-25) and Phoenix just squared off against one another on Friday night in Phoenix as part of the three-game homestand for the Suns.
Phoenix held a 74-70 lead in the fourth quarter, but saw Portland use a 15-2 run to take a nine-point lead. LaMarcus Aldridge made five shots on five straight possessions as part of the run as he scored 10 points in a 3:26 span to power the Blazers to victory.
Mar 27, 2015; Phoenix, AZ, USA; Portland Trail Blazers forward LaMarcus Aldridge (12) shoots over Phoenix Suns forward Markieff Morris (11) and guard Archie Goodwin (20) during the second half at US Airways Center. The Trail Blazers won the game 87-81. Mandatory Credit: Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports
Portland grabbed a 2-to-1 season series advantage with the victory on Friday.
Here is where you can catch tonight’s ball game, be sure to tune in to support your Suns:
Date: March 30, 2015
Teams: Suns & Blazers
Tip-Off: 7:00 p.m. MST
Location: Portland, Oregon.
Stadium: Moda Center at the Rose Quarter
TV Channel: Fox Sports Arizona & NBA TV