Apr 6, 2014; Phoenix, AZ, USA; Phoenix Suns forward P.J. Tucker celebrates in the closing seconds of the game against the Oklahoma City Thunder at US Airways Center. The Suns defeated the Thunder 122-115. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Morning Sunshine: Phoenix Suns News (April 7)

This is our daily feature here at SunNGun where we scavenge the internet for recent stories related to the Phoenix Suns organization and relay them to you, so we are the one-stop-shopping for all things Phoenix Suns. We’ll have it for you everyday, hopefully posted for you in the morning. The links to these full articles are in the title, take a look at the entire stories. The writers at all the other blogs are good and have some interesting information and perspective, but come back here for our take and full coverage of the team.

Arizona Republic: Big finish for Miles Plumlee would help Suns

“Suns center Miles Plumlee made an unexpected big splash to start this season. A big finish would not be as surprising, but it would be just as appreciated in the Suns’ playoff push. After getting only 51 minutes of playing time in Indiana last season, this essentially has been a rookie season and he seemed to hit a typical rookie wall before being shut down for two games in early March. He might have climbed it for the season’s stretch run. Plumlee emerged with his first double-double since January against New York five games ago, had a 13-point, seven-rebound game against the Clippers and grabbed 16 rebounds Friday at Portland. On Sunday, he scored the Suns’ first six points against Oklahoma City, including the frequent flier’s 100th dunk of the season.”

Valley of the Suns: Dragic and Tucker lead, but youth defines Suns character

“It’s clear Goran Dragic and P.J. Tucker, holdovers from a failed regime, are two reasons the Phoenix Suns cling to the final Western Conference playoff spot with five games left on their schedule…Dragic and Tucker are the faces and the outright leaders, but the character of the Suns as a team isn’t exactly that of either…This team hasn’t exactly taken Tucker’s borderline moody, aggressive personality, or Dragic’s more reserved but just as passionate approach. Instead, Phoenix plays with a playful exuberance that’s almost ignorant to the situation. Tucker suggests it’s a positive thing.”

Phoenix Suns Would Be Nightmare 1st-Round Matchup for OKC Thunder

“The upstart Phoenix Suns are fighting to cap a miraculous season with a playoff berth. The odds are still stacked against them in the loaded Western Conference, but at least one elite team should be panicked about a potential first-round matchup with Jeff Hornacek’s fearless crew. The Oklahoma City Thunder have lost just 21 games during 2013-14 despite key injuries that have shelved point guard Russell Westbrook and center Kendrick Perkins for significant stretches. Two of those losses were incurred courtesy of the Suns.”

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