It would be easy for the Suns to mail this one in and call it a first half.
After all, they did that Monday in Philly, last week in Oakland, a few weeks back in Boston and Charlotte, and you get the point.
These are after all the mighty LeBrons, they of the 23-1 home record and No. 3 overall ranking in both offensive efficiency (110.1) and defensive efficiency (98.9).
And did I mention that LeBron guy? I hear he’s kind of good.
On the flip side, the “1” in the 23-1 came Sunday against the Lakers (I know, Suns aren’t the Lakers, but at least we know they aren’t invincible at the Q). Plus, the Cavs enter this one having lost two in a row after dropping a weird one in Indiana last night in a building in which Phoenix won earlier this season.
It doesn’t mean much in actuality, but I think it would be nice for the Suns to avoid the ninth spot in the West heading into their city’s showcase All-Star Game. It would just look better to the national media that figures to bombard us with “What’s wrong with the Suns” stories over the break.
Phoenix can guarantee that with a win, but at least take solace in the fact Utah hosts those mighty Lakers.
The Suns have lost so many games to teams they should beat this calendar year, could it be time for them to beat a team they probably should lose to?
Maybe if they play like they did on Sunday, not a chance if they play like they did on Monday.