By Matt Petersen, Suns.com
Take away the three extra games the Clippers have played to this point, and – at worst – they and the Suns would be tied for the Pacific Division lead right now.
As it is, L.A. sits a game-and-a-half ahead of Phoenix heading into tonight’s contest in Los Angeles. The Suns are wrapping up a three-games-in-four-nights stretch that started with a 29-point loss at Golden State and continued with a 14-point home win over Philadelphia.
Will Phoenix finish 2013 off with its 19th win of the young season? Here’s five things that will decide the answer.