Just a few weeks remain in the NBA regular season, but quite a few teams refuse to start buckling down. Brooklyn experienced one of the biggest drops this week, as the Eastern Conference favorite falls outside the top five. At some point, these guys have to play together or they’ll be in danger of becoming this year’s version of the Clippers. Speaking of which — is anything going to slow them down?
Let’s dive in!
1. Phoenix Suns (1)
Week recap: 2-1 SU/2-1 ATS
Phoenix fell asleep at the wheel in a home game against San Antonio, but the Suns redeemed themselves with a 128-127 win over Milwaukee in overtime. They posted a -4.8 net rating and gave up 1.154 points per possession to their three opponents. Phoenix probably has nothing to worry about defensively. It is hard to keep up this sort of intensity for an entire season.