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Sport Phoenix Suns fall just short of making playoffs play-in after finishing 8-0 in NBA bubble

07:41  14 august  2020
07:41  14 august  2020 Source:   usatoday.com

Why the NBA should've scrapped conferences in the bubble

  Why the NBA should've scrapped conferences in the bubble The most thrilling matchup through two days of the NBA's Disney World restart was an overtime barn burner between the Portland Trail Blazers and Memphis Grizzlies, who are battling for the Western Conference's eighth and final playoff spot. Yet, as we watched with excitement while Damian Lillard took over down the stretch of a Blazers victory, while Carmelo Anthony celebrated with threes to the dome, while Jusuf Nurkic excelled in his return, Jaren Jackson Jr. teased his tantalizing potential, and Ja Morant continued to wow us with his sheer audacity, there was also a sobering reminder; only one - and possibly neither - of these teams will make the playoffs.

The Phoenix Suns were the hottest team in the NBA bubble , completing an 8 - 0 run through their final regular-season games with a win over the Mavericks. Phoenix Suns head coach Monty Williams left his team with an inspiring message after their miraculous 8 - 0 run in the bubble left them on the edge

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The Phoenix Suns finished their eight-game seeding schedule perfect after blasting Dallas 128-102 on Thursday, but their improbable run at a play-in spot fell just short.

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After the Memphis Grizzlies' win over the Milwaukee Bucks earlier Thursday, the Suns needed the Portland Trail Blazers to lose to the Brooklyn Nets to secure the No. 9 seed play-in spot.

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  Surprise! The Suns are the last undefeated team in the NBA bubble It’s probably not the team you were expecting when players started flying to Orlando. The Phoenix Suns — yes, the Phoenix Suns — are your last team standing, with a 4-0 record in Disney World. As you can imagine, the team made sure to make a note of it. We are now the only undefeated team in the bubble.— Phoenix Suns (@Suns) August 8, 2020 Not bad for a team that was 26-39 before the season was shut down, and was seeing an active NBA player call for their biggest star to leave the team on Friday.The Suns are ... good? © Provided by Yahoo! Sports The Suns are undefeated in the bubble. (Photo by Kevin C.

After the NBA suspended its season on March 11, 2020, due to the coronavirus pandemic, the league started to explore implementing a special postseason format just On June 4, 2020, the NBA Board of Governors approved a plan to restart the season on July 31, 2020 in the NBA Bubble , with 22 of the

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Devin Booker holding a football ball on a court with a racket: Phoenix Suns guard Devin Booker dribbles as Dallas Mavericks guard Trey Burke defends. © Ashley Landis, Pool Photo/USA TODAY Sports Phoenix Suns guard Devin Booker dribbles as Dallas Mavericks guard Trey Burke defends.

But Portland slipped past Brooklyn 134-133, ending the Suns' season.

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The Bucks faced Memphis without reigning MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo, who served a one-game suspension after headbutting Mo Wagner in Milwaukee's win Tuesday over Washington.

San Antonio was also eliminated from play-in contention Thursday. The Spurs will miss out on the playoffs for the first time since 1997.

The Suns' eight-game victory run in the bubble was their longest winning streak since the 2009-10 season – the last time they made the playoffs – when they won 10 a row. They were the only team to go unbeaten in the bubble.

Devin Booker led the way again for the Suns on Thursday.

Suns look to stay hot, face Heat in playoff chase

  Suns look to stay hot, face Heat in playoff chase The Phoenix Suns have been the kings of the bubble. Phoenix (30-39), which is 4-0 since the NBA regular season resumed earlier this month, will play the Miami Heat (43-26) on Saturday night as part of the league's restart near Orlando.While the Heat has already clinched a playoff berth in the East, the Suns are trying to catch the Memphis Grizzlies for the eighth and final playoff berth in the Western Conference. "We're feeling great," Suns forward Dario Saric said. "But this (winning streak) hasn't happened overnight."Since the first week of May, guys have been working hard every day.

Phoenix Suns . Portland Trail Blazers. In a related story, Karl-Anthony Towns scored just eight points in his playoff debut. Towns played a game-high 40 minutes but put up fewer shots in his first playoff appearance than he did in 71 different regular-season games in 2017-18.

With a third of the NBA season down, Max & David run through how the Suns have looked and if they still have a shot at the playoffs . After Did You Know, the episode ends with a look at the upcoming schedule and bubble team competition, for a discussion surrounding the Suns playoff chances.

The first-time All-Star scored 27 points with 23 coming in the first half when first-time All-Star Luka Doncic saw action for the Mavericks, who sat Kristaps Porziņģis (heel).

Doncic scored 18 points, all in the first half in 13 minutes.

This article originally appeared on Arizona Republic: Phoenix Suns fall just short of making playoffs play-in after finishing 8-0 in NBA bubble


Gallery: Photos: Grizzlies 119, Bucks 106 (Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel)

a close up of a man playing a game of basketball: D.J. Wilson of the Bucks goes up for a reverse lay up against the Grizzlies in the second half.

The Bubble Suns gave Phoenix fans a glimpse of a bright future .
The Suns missed the playoffs for the 10th straight season, but their play in the bubble shows better days are ahead.For the last decade, if something could go wrong for the Suns, it probably did. That’s part of the reason why their flawless run in the NBA’s restart bubble felt so inspiring.

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