Phoenix, New Orleans face off with series tied 2-2

April 25, 2022 GMT

New Orleans Pelicans (36-46, eighth in the Western Conference) vs. Phoenix Suns (64-18, first in the Western Conference)

Phoenix; Tuesday, 10 p.m. EDT

FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Suns -6.5; over/under is 215.5


BOTTOM LINE: The Phoenix Suns and the New Orleans Pelicans are in a 2-2 series tie in the Western Conference first round. The Pelicans beat the Suns 118-103 in the last matchup. Brandon Ingram led the Pelicans with 30 points, and Deandre Ayton led the Suns with 23 points.

The Suns have gone 39-13 against Western Conference opponents. Phoenix averages 114.8 points and has outscored opponents by 7.5 points per game.

The Pelicans are 25-27 in Western Conference play. New Orleans is 23-30 in games decided by 10 points or more.

TOP PERFORMERS: Devin Booker is averaging 26.8 points and 4.8 assists for the Suns. Cameron Johnson is averaging 1.4 made 3-pointers over the last 10 games for Phoenix.


Jonas Valanciunas is averaging 17.8 points and 11.4 rebounds for the Pelicans. CJ McCollum is averaging 3.0 made 3-pointers over the last 10 games for New Orleans.

LAST 10 GAMES: Suns: 4-6, averaging 110.1 points, 41.7 rebounds, 28.0 assists, 8.8 steals and 4.2 blocks per game while shooting 47.6% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 113.6 points per game.

Pelicans: 6-4, averaging 113.8 points, 44.6 rebounds, 23.8 assists, 8.3 steals and 3.1 blocks per game while shooting 46.4% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 114.3 points.

INJURIES: Suns: Dario Saric: out (knee), Devin Booker: out (hamstring).

Pelicans: Kira Lewis Jr.: out for season (knee), Zion Williamson: out (foot).


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