After a nice win over the second-place team in the West, the Jazz head to Phoenix to take on the currently lottery-bound Suns, who return the favor by coming to SLC on Saturday. The Suns are riding a five-game win streak after winning in Denver on Monday night. And in the tight Western Conference, all you need is a five-game win streak and, KAZAAM, you're back in the playoff race.
The key to tonight's and Saturday's game will be the teams' benches. If Millsap, Korver, and Kirilenko can get theirs, the Jazz should win both games this week. That's because the Suns' bench (without Barbosa) is paper thin. Their bench studs are currently Jared Dudley, Goran Dragic (that's right, Goran Dragic of CutGoranDragic.com), and ex-Jazzman Louis Amundson. What's that? You don't remember the Louis Amundson era? That game was awesome!
Anyway, I'm not one to go calling games in March a "must win," but if the Jazz want any chance at homecourt in the playoffs, they need two games from the Suns this week.