The Utah Jazz grabbed the final spot in the Western Conference playoffs with a 100-88 home victory over Phoenix, dashing the Suns' own postseason hopes on Tuesday.
Paul Millsap recorded 26 points and 15 rebounds as Utah outpaced Phoenix in the fourth quarter to become the last National Basketball Association team to punch its ticket to the playoffs.
With one game remaining, Utah is locked into the No. 8 seed and will face the top seeds San Antonio Spurs in the opening round.
The Suns needed a victory to stay alive in the hunt and they led 76-74 early in the fourth before the home team pulled away with an 11-2 run.
Steve Nash led Phoenix with 14 points and 11 assists but that was not enough in the end.
In the race for the Pacific, the Los Angeles Lakers were handed the division title after the Clippers went down 102-109 to the Atlanta Hawks.
Blake Griffin scored 36 points and Chris Paul put up 34 but it was not enough for the Clippers, who are now locked into a first-round clash with the Memphis Grizzlies.
"Our effort could have been better," Griffin told reporters. "We just have to forget about it, and turn around and get a win (Wednesday, in New York)."
The Clippers are tied in the standings with the Grizzlies but own the tie-breaker. They can clinch home-court in the upcoming series by winning their final contest against the Knicks.
Joe Johnson scored 28 points, including a wild 3-pointer in the final minute, as Atlanta moved a step closer to wrapping up home-court in the first round of the playoffs.
In Boston, the Celtics earned a 78-66 win over Miami in a game that missed key players LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh on the Heat side.
Boston played without Ray Allen, Kevin Garnett and Rajon Rondo.
The Celtics are set to face the Hawks in the first round of the East playoffs.
Boston's Sasha Pavlovic scored 12 of his of his season-high 16 points in the fourth quarter.
Dexter Pittman had 12 points for the Heat, whose 25 turnovers were a season high.
Elsewhere, it was: Oklahoma City Thunder 118, Sacramento Kings 110; and New Orleans Hornets 83, Golden State Warriors 81.