The Washington Wizards open up their restarted NBA schedule vs the Phoenix Suns. Here’s what they need to do to win.
We all owe the schedule makers a big ‘thank you’ for getting the bubble’s must-see matchup out of the way early. No, I’m not talking about Lakers/Clippers. I’m talking about the epic showdown between the two lowest-seeded teams in the NBA bubble: Washington Wizards vs Phoenix Suns.
The Wizards and Suns have the two worst records entering the bubble, 24-40 and 26-39, respectively. But while the Wizards, currently 9th in the East, only need to catch and beat out one team to make the playoffs, the Suns have a little more work to do in Disney World.
The Suns currently sit 13th in the West. However, they are only 3.5 games behind 9th place Portland Trail Blazers, and 6.0 games behind 8th place Memphis Grizzlies. So mathematically, they have a chance.
The Wizards will tip-off their final eight seeding games this afternoon when they take on the Phoneix Suns at 4:00 pm. The last time the Wizards played a game that counted: March 10. They beat the New York Knicks 122-115 that night.
For the sake of their playoff chances, hopefully. A couple of early wins would be huge for the Wizards’ postseason dreams. But the Suns enter game one with a little more momentum. In their three scrimmages, the Suns went 2-1. The Wizards went 0-3.
Unfortunately, Wizards fans won’t get to catch up with former fan favorite Kelly Oubre. Oubre, now a core piece of the young Suns roster, is still recovering from meniscus surgery he had in March.
Can the shorthanded Wizards come up with a big win in the bubble against the Oubre-less Suns?