Apr 14, 2014; Phoenix, AZ, USA; Phoenix Suns players look on against the Memphis Grizzlies during the second half at US Airways Center. The Grizzlies won 97-91. Mandatory Credit: Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports

Morning Sunshine: Phoenix Suns News (April 15)

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.

Dime Magazine: Grizzlies clinch final playoff spot; NBA Twitter mourns Suns loss

“The Suns, after gaining the lead in the fourth quarter last night, eventually fell to the Grizzlies, 97-91, for the fourth time this season, eliminating them from playoff contention and bringing to a close one of the more remarkable runs in NBA history. Before the season, everyone (and we do mean everyone) thought Phoenix was headed for one of the worst records in the league as they competed for the Andrew Wiggins sweepstakes. Instead, they’re everybody’s favorite League Pass team, and who should have made the playoffs in a more perfect world.”

Saving the Skyhook: Four-Day NBA Playoffs Warning: The End of the Road, Or, Phoenix is Eliminated From the Playoffs

“The regular season hasn’t come to its conclusion quite yet, but when the final buzzers sound Wednesday night, the Phoenix Suns will find themselves in the exact position everyone predicted them to be in—the lottery…Phoenix’s play wasn’t particularly poor; they just fell short against a far more experienced team.”

Dime Magazine: What the 2014 playoffs would look like with the best 16 teams

“The Suns and Grizzlies battling over the final playoff spot out West, would be battling for home-court advantage in the East.”

Bright Side of the Sun: Western Conference Playoff Report for April 15th

“Some of my happiest moments have involved watching Suns teams win 50+ games and compete for championships, so for me the 2012-13 edition of the Phoenix Suns was basically the beginning of a dark ages for my basketball fandom.”

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