NBA: Suns look to end two game skid, Bledsoe returns
The Suns (36-27) are now on the outside-looking-in for the Western Conference playoffs following two consecutive road losses, but will look to turn it around tonight when they play the Cleveland Cavaliers (24-40) in downtown Phoenix.
Eric Bledsoe (knee) will make his highly anticipated return against the Cavs, but will be coming off of the bench. Coach Jeff Hornacek has hinted that he may continue to come off of the bench if the team excels with E-Bled in that role. Bledsoe was averaging 18.0ppg before undergoing knee surgery in December and looks to come back ready to help his club. “I’m going to stay aggressive, stay in that same mindset I had at the start of the season.”
Phoenix will be without PJ Tucker (suspension) after elbowing Blake Griffin in the chin during a scuffle in the fourth quarter of Monday’s game.
Cleveland is about to start one of the toughest stretches in the NBA this season. They already are on a four-game losing streak, but will face Phoenix, Golden State, the Clippers, Miami, Oklahoma City, and Houston over their next six games. The Cavs are currently five games out of the eighth seed in the East, but with their upcoming schedule their playoff chances went from slim to nearly impossible.
Phoenix and Cleveland will tip off at 7:00 p.m. MT from US Airways Center tonight.
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