Take over the fifth seed
Phoenix has a 29-21 record, tying with the New Orleans Pelicans. Above them are the Kings, with a 29-20 record. They only have a loss separating them, and the Suns could take over the fifth seed. Sacramento's schedule looks like they won't have an easy five-game stretch before the All-Star break.
They'll play against the Pistons, which could be an easy job for them. Following that would be their game against the defending champions, the Denver Nuggets.
They'll face the Nuggets twice over the five-game stretch, with the second game as the conclusion of the first half of their season. Their third game would be against the top-seeded Thunder, followed by their match against the Suns.
Based on their schedule, the Suns should be able to improve their record and standing during the five-game stretch. With this, the team can build on a winning momentum once the break finishes and start the second half with a winning attitude.