Portland Trail Blazers (3-10, 15th in the Western Conference) vs. Phoenix Suns (7-6, eighth in the Western Conference)

Phoenix; Tuesday, 9 pm EST

In summary: Phoenix hosts the Portland Trail Blazers after the Suns defeated the Utah Jazz 140-137 in overtime.

The Suns are 5-5 in Western Conference games. Phoenix ranks sixth in the Western Conference with 27.1 assists per game led by Jusuf Nurkic with a 4.0 average.

The Trail Blazers are 1-7 in the Western Conference. Portland is seventh in the league with 12.3 offensive rebounds per game led by Shaedon Sharpe with a 3.0 average.

The Suns average 117.1 points per game, 4.0 points more than the 113.1 the Trail Blazers allow. The Trail Blazers’ 42.8% field goal percentage this season is 3.1 percentage points lower than what the Suns have allowed to their opponents (45.9%).

TOP PERFORMERS: Kevin Durant averages 27.7 points, 8.7 rebounds and four assists for the Suns. Grayson Allen is averaging 13.7 points over the last 10 games for Phoenix.

Malcolm Brogdon is averaging 18.7 points and 3.7 assists for the Trail Blazers. Jerami Grant is averaging 24.1 points and 4.1 rebounds and shooting 44.4% over the last 10 games for Portland.

LAST 10 GAMES: Suns: 5-5, averaging 119.3 points, 43.1 rebounds, 28.2 assists, 6.9 steals and 7.2 blocks per game on 47.6% shooting from the field. Their opponents have averaged 119.3 points per game.

Trail Blazers: 3-7, averaging 103.2 points, 41.8 rebounds, 22.5 assists, 8.6 steals and 5.2 blocks per game on 43.1% shooting from the field. Their opponents have averaged 111.9 points.

INJURIES: Suns: Yuta Watanabe: out (quad), Damion Lee: out (knee), Bradley Beal: out (back).

Trail Blazers: Scoot Henderson: Out (ankle), Robert Williams III: Out for season (knee), Anfernee Simons: Out (thumb), Malcolm Brogdon: Out (hamstring), Ish Wainright: Out (knee).


The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.

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