With these last few losses the Suns find themselves looking at the playoffs from the outside in. They are evenly matched in the overall standings with Memphis but as of now the Grizzlies get the last spot because they beat the Suns 3 out of their four meetings. Cleveland has no chance but they have yet to give up on a play, they seem to really be learning from one another and the good word is that they expect to make a big move in the offseason to really send this team into a new dimension.
The Cavaliers have not been to the post season since the LeBron James days, they have also gone without a winning season. This year even though they will more than likely finish around 20 games below .500, we learned something from watching them, they really play hard. Irving will be the go to guys fir this team in this game like all the other ones they play, he will be matched up against one of the hottest point guards this season in Dragic, who leads his team in scoring at 20.5 points per game.
Phoenix knows that their window for error has completely shut, unless the Grizzlies lose first in which case there is a microscopic crack open just in case. This team needs to pull things together and start winning again. They seem to have fallen off their hot shooting times, so a little extra practice as well as extra passes to get the open man the ball will help them a lot down the stretch. The Suns are -6 in this game and I think because of their need to win, a recent lost to Golden State will really have them hunting for this win. Take the Suns to cover here.