Magic host the Suns in out-of-conference contest

March 7, 2022 GMT

Phoenix Suns (51-13, first in the Western Conference) vs. Orlando Magic (16-49, 15th in the Eastern Conference)

Orlando, Florida; Tuesday, 7 p.m. EST

BOTTOM LINE: Cole Anthony and the Orlando Magic host Devin Booker and the Phoenix Suns in a non-conference matchup.

The Magic have gone 7-22 at home. Orlando is fourth in the Eastern Conference with 34.7 defensive rebounds per game led by Wendell Carter Jr. averaging 8.2.

The Suns have gone 23-6 away from home. Phoenix ranks third in the Western Conference with 35.6 defensive rebounds per game led by Deandre Ayton averaging 7.3.

The teams square off for the second time this season. The Suns won 132-105 in the last matchup on Feb. 13. Booker led the Suns with 26 points, and Jalen Suggs led the Magic with 20 points.

TOP PERFORMERS: Anthony is scoring 17.4 points per game and averaging 5.7 rebounds for the Magic. Franz Wagner is averaging 15.4 points and 5.3 rebounds over the last 10 games for Orlando.

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Chris Paul is averaging 14.9 points, 10.7 assists and 1.9 steals for the Suns. Ayton is averaging 18.4 points over the last 10 games for Phoenix.

LAST 10 GAMES: Magic: 4-6, averaging 108.8 points, 46.2 rebounds, 24.9 assists, 8.2 steals and 4.4 blocks per game while shooting 44.5% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 114.9 points per game.

Suns: 7-3, averaging 118.7 points, 41.1 rebounds, 30.4 assists, 9.3 steals and 4.7 blocks per game while shooting 50.7% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 110.4 points.

INJURIES: Magic: Wendell Carter Jr.: day to day (illness), Jonathan Isaac: out (knee), Bol Bol: out (foot), Jalen Suggs: day to day (ankle).

Suns: Dario Saric: out (knee), Cameron Johnson: day to day (quad), Frank Kaminsky: out (knee), Devin Booker: out (health and safety protocols), Chris Paul: out (thumb).

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