Phoenix Suns: 3 Most Important Games in Final Stretch Before Playoffs

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These remaining regular season contests will probably feel like a series of errands rather than anything else for the Phoenix Suns. Like dropping off some clothes at the dry cleaners, picking up groceries, or going to the dentist—it’s all about “just getting through it” for Monty Williams and company at this point.

When looking at the standings, a whopping nine games seperate the Valley Boys from the second seeded Memphis Grizzlies. As a result, it likely will not matter whether or not Phoenix wins or loses their upcoming contests—making a humdrum approach to these next three weeks well warranted.

In the long car ride that is the NBA regular season, we’re now at the point where you want to move over into the exit lane and prepare to come off the highway. You’re itching to come down the ramp, make a few finals turns, and reach your destination—the 2022 NBA Playoffs.

Put simply, it’s a waiting game at this point.

But while that remains true, and each contest’s final result might not matter in the grand scheme of things, a few specific games might still prove fruitful for the Suns come playoff time. Getting a first hand, last minute look at a few potential postseason opponents might allow the Suns to better prepare themselves for when things start to matter again.

Only a handful of games lie before the Suns and their chance to make it back to the NBA Finals, but from that slate, the team will want to circle these three contests.