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Suns Cinderella season on the brink, Grizzlies Must Win One of Two Remaining Games

Shayn Roby’s Take: The Memphis Grizzlies control their own destiny with regard to the playoffs. They must either beat the Suns tonight in Phoenix, or beat Dallas at home on Wednesday. | Hang Time Blog

By Jeff Caplan,

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VIDEO:The Suns are trying their best to make a frantic playoff charge

HANG TIME SOUTHWEST — Can the Phoenix Suns summon the energy to rise once more? Or will their improbable postseason hopes finally set?

Elimination day has arrived for the league’s season-long surprise team in Game 81. Phoenix (47-33) must beat the the Memphis Grizzlies (48-32) at home tonight (10 p.m. ET, League Pass) or the book will close on its Cinderella season, and the Grizzlies will clinch the final playoff spot in the Western Conference.

It will take a Herculian effort. The Suns are picking themselves up from consecutive gut-punch road losses Friday and Saturday at San Antonio and Dallas in which they lost double-digits leads in both. Team MVP Goran Dragic is playing on a badly sprained left ankle. And then there’s this: Memphis, the antithesis of Phoenix’s…

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