PHOENIX SUNS

Phoenix Suns have the toughest remaining schedule out of NBA teams

Jan 19, 2020, 3:09 PM | Updated: 8:27 pm
Phoenix Suns' Kelly Oubre Jr. celebrates late in the team's NBA basketball game against Orlando Mag...
Phoenix Suns' Kelly Oubre Jr. celebrates late in the team's NBA basketball game against Orlando Magic on Friday, Jan. 10, 2020, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Darryl Webb)
(AP Photo/Darryl Webb)

At 18-24 on the season, the Phoenix Suns are up for a difficult task in the back half of their schedule.

According to Tankathon, the Suns have the toughest strength of schedule with an opponent win percentage of .539.

Phoenix still has two games apiece against the Los Angeles Lakers and Milwaukee Bucks. They also have to face the Denver Nuggets and the Miami Heat.

The Lakers currently sit atop the Western Conference with a 34-8 record. Behind forwards Anthony Davis and LeBron James, the Suns have yet to beat L.A. this season, losing both.

Denver is the second-best team in the West at the moment behind center Nikola Jokic and guard Jamal Murray. The Suns have also lost to Denver twice this season.

In the East, the Bucks sit atop of their conference with a 38-6 record thanks to forward Giannis Antetokounmpo who averages 30 points a game.

Miami is led only by Milwaukee with a 29-12 record, led by forward Jimmy Butler who averages 20.3 points per game.

On the easier side, the Suns still have two games against the Golden State Warriors and Cleveland Cavaliers. The Washington Wizards and Minnesota Timberwolves also grace their schedule.

Around the rest of the league, the Warriors, Nuggets, Timberwolves and Chicago Bulls round out the top 5 teams around the NBA with the toughest schedules remaining.

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