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Suns now enter extremely difficult final 10 games of the season

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Following an embarrassing 104-102 loss to the San Antonio Spurs, things do not get any easier from here on out for the Suns.

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Every single team the Suns (42-30) play until the end of the regular season has a better or equal record to them.

First up, the Suns play their third matchup of their current five-game road trip Wednesday against the Nuggets (50-21). They then conclude the trip against the Thunder (49-21) and Pelicans (44-27).

Following the trip, Phoenix begins a four-game homestand against the Cavaliers (44-28), Timberwolves (49-22), Pelicans and Clippers (44-26). The next day they travel to play a back-to-back against the Clippers, then finish the year on the road against the Kings (41-29) and Timberwolves.

These teams have a combined winning percentage of .647, giving Phoenix the most difficult remaining schedule by far in the NBA.

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“We like out chances against anyone, not worried about the schedule,” coach Frank Vogel said after the loss to San Antonio.

These games will really make or break the Suns, as you can see by their current place (8th) in the standings.

Phoenix will likely finish anywhere from six to eight, but could fall even further if players are injured or they play like they did tonight. The Suns dropped all the way from the sixth seed to eighth seed with the loss to San Antonio.

Bradley Beal and Jusuf Nurkić were both injured against the Spurs.

Beal has a sprained right ring finger, but X-rays were negative, Vogel said. Beal subbed out with 2:51 remaining in the game.

Meanwhile, Nurkić has a sprained right ankle after stepping on the foot of Sochan in the third quarter. Neither returned after suffering their injuries.

In what is very unexpected compared to the beginning of the season and not a good sign, fans will definitely have to watch the standings throughout the rest of the season to see where Phoenix ends up.

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Brendan Mau is a senior writer covering the Phoenix Suns and more for Burn City Sports. You can follow him on X via @Brendan_Mau

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