Suns 2nd worst season finally ends - Tucson News Now

Suns 2nd worst season finally ends

DENVER (AP) - The Denver Nuggets secured the third seed in the Western Conference playoffs by routing the Phoenix Suns 118-98 on Wednesday night behind 21 points from Wilson Chandler and 20 from Andre Iguodala.

Their opponent in the first round wasn't determined until the late games on the West Coast wrapped up.

All they knew for sure after the buzzer was that they'll start the playoffs at home - where they've won a franchise-best 23 straight games to finish with the league's best home mark - 38-3 - eclipsing the old record of 36-5 set in 1976-77, their first year in the NBA.

They also won an NBA franchise record 57 games overall, besting the 54-win seasons of 1987-88 and 2008-09.

The Suns finish 25-57 their second worst season since joining the NBA in 1968-69 when they lost a franchise record 66 games.

It's the third straight season and fourth time in the last five years Phoenix has failed to make the playoffs.

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David Kelly contributed to this story.

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