By Nicolino DiBenedetto
Posted: April 24, 2012

After securing the top seed in the Western Conference, the San Antonio Spurs are already turning their attention to avoiding another first-round playoff exit.

The Phoenix Suns aren't getting that chance for a second straight season.

The Spurs may opt to begin preparing for the postseason by resting a number of players - including Tim Duncan - while trying to sweep the season series from the Suns on Wednesday night.

By Matt Beardmore
Posted: April 24, 2012

With two games remaining, the Utah Jazz and Phoenix Suns aren't sure if they're going to make the playoffs or head home early for the summer.

A Utah victory over visiting Phoenix on Tuesday night would answer that question for both teams, but an eighth consecutive loss by the Jazz in this series would give the Suns control of their postseason fate.

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