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There is significance whenever the Phoenix Suns face the Los Angeles Lakers, but when you add on Phoenix’s 0-2 record in the matchup this season and that it is the headlining fixture of the NBA In-Season Tournament quarterfinals, we’ve got quite the regular season basketball game on our hands.
All of that for Tuesday’s contest should bring some extra intensity.
To start with the tournament itself, if you’re understandably skeptical on what that provides, this is when the money at stake really gets magnified. We’ve already seen group play prove to a certain extent how much the competitive nature of these guys heightens these games and that should only increase now that a single-elimination bracket exists with added incentives beyond that.
Quarterfinalist players and head coaches locked up $50,000 each, with assistant coaches also receiving a chunk…
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