With everything on the line for the Phoenix Suns, they gave it their all and provided everybody watching this game with a fantastic effort and show. But the Memphis Grizzlies were simply too much for them, like they’ve been all season long. The Grizzlies completed their season series sweep over the Suns with a 97-91 victory and clinched their fourth straight playoff appearance.
For the Suns, they needed to stay alive with a win Monday night and then have a Grizzlies’ loss on Wednesday come with a win of their own to make the playoffs in a year they were expected to finish near the bottom of the West.
Report: Earl Watson Fired as Suns Coach
Sources: Jameer Nelson Signs 1-Year Deal With Pelicans
Free-agent guard Jameer Nelson has agreed to a one-year deal with the New Orleans Pelicans, league sources told The Vertical.
Nelson entered free agency Wednesday, when the Denver Nuggets waived him to create roster space to sign Richard Jefferson and allow second-year guard Jamal Murray to assume the starting point-guard role.
Source: Shams Charania of The Vertical
Bobby Portis Apologizes to Bulls for Mirotic Fight
Bobby Portis has apologized to his Bulls teammates for getting into a fight that left Nikola Mirotic with facial fractures and a concussion. “He didn’t address us today, but he did address the team before so that was taken care of,” Bulls swingman Justin Holiday said after Friday’s practice.
Bulls coach Fred Hoiberg acknowledged that Portis’ apology took place during a team meeting but did not want to go into specific details about his message. “I’ll keep that between the team,” Hoiberg said, “as far as exactly what was said in that meeting.”
Source: Nick Friedell of ESPN