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Phoenix Suns have exceeded expectations
Phoenix Suns have exceeded expectations

The Phoenix Suns have been like an eight-minute miler who stayed with the elite pack in a marathon through Mile 18. They're fading a bit now, needing a late push to cross the finish line among the top runners. Either way, it's been quite the rush for a franchise that appeared to be sucking wind in October. The Suns traded center Marcin Gortat for an injured replacement and a draft pick five days before their opener, leading to speculation they had essentially given up on the season to focus on restocking their roster. Who could have known the team already had enough talent to contend for the playoffs in the exceedingly deep Western Conference? Phoenix (37-28) started 19-11,...

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