Phoenix puts home win streak on the line against San Antonio
San Antonio Spurs (19-31, 11th in the Western Conference) vs. Phoenix Suns (39-9, first in the Western Conference)
Phoenix; Sunday, 8 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: Phoenix hosts San Antonio looking to continue its three-game home winning streak.
The Suns are 25-7 in Western Conference games. Phoenix is 1-2 in games decided by less than 4 points.
The Spurs are 11-18 against Western Conference opponents. San Antonio is fifth in the league with 11.3 offensive rebounds per game led by Jakob Poeltl averaging 4.0.
The teams play for the fourth time this season. In the last matchup on Jan. 18 the Suns won 121-107 led by 48 points from Devin Booker, while Poeltl scored 23 points for the Spurs.
TOP PERFORMERS: Booker is averaging 25.1 points, 5.5 rebounds and 4.5 assists for the Suns. Chris Paul is averaging 16.8 points over the last 10 games for Phoenix.
Dejounte Murray is scoring 19.4 points per game and averaging 8.4 rebounds for the Spurs. Keldon Johnson is averaging 2.8 made 3-pointers over the last 10 games for San Antonio.
LAST 10 GAMES: Suns: 9-1, averaging 114.3 points, 45.6 rebounds, 26.9 assists, 8.5 steals and 4.5 blocks per game while shooting 48.4% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 106.1 points per game.
Spurs: 4-6, averaging 114.5 points, 46.5 rebounds, 27.8 assists, 6.1 steals and 5.5 blocks per game while shooting 46.7% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 112.9 points.
INJURIES: Suns: Abdel Nader: out (knee), Dario Saric: out (knee), Frank Kaminsky: out (knee), JaVale McGee: out (knee), Cameron Payne: out (wrist), Jae Crowder: out (wrist), Deandre Ayton: out (ankle).
Spurs: Keita Bates-Diop: out (health and safety protocols).