Houston visits Phoenix, aims to stop road skid

February 16, 2022 GMT

Houston Rockets (15-41, 15th in the Western Conference) vs. Phoenix Suns (47-10, first in the Western Conference)

Phoenix; Wednesday, 9 p.m. EST

FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Suns -15.5; over/under is 234.5

BOTTOM LINE: Houston will look to break its four-game road skid when the Rockets play Phoenix.

The Suns are 27-7 in conference play. Phoenix is third in the NBA with 36.1 defensive rebounds per game led by Deandre Ayton averaging 7.6.

The Rockets are 7-26 in conference games. Houston allows the most points in the NBA, giving up 117.6 points while allowing opponents to shoot 48.1%.

The teams meet for the third time this season. The Suns won 115-89 in the last matchup on Nov. 15.

TOP PERFORMERS: Devin Booker is averaging 25.5 points, 5.2 rebounds and 4.4 assists for the Suns. Mikal Bridges is averaging 19.6 points over the last 10 games for Phoenix.

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Christian Wood is averaging 17.6 points and 10.2 rebounds for the Rockets. Kevin Porter Jr. is averaging 3.3 made 3-pointers over the last 10 games for Houston.

LAST 10 GAMES: Suns: 9-1, averaging 118.7 points, 47.4 rebounds, 31.2 assists, 7.4 steals and 3.8 blocks per game while shooting 50.4% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 109.0 points per game.

Rockets: 1-9, averaging 107.1 points, 38.5 rebounds, 23.1 assists, 7.1 steals and 3.9 blocks per game while shooting 44.4% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 122.5 points.

INJURIES: Suns: Dario Saric: out (knee), Frank Kaminsky: out (knee), Cameron Payne: out (wrist), Landry Shamet: out (ankle).

Rockets: Usman Garuba: out (wrist).

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