Utah plays Phoenix, looks for 6th straight home win

April 7, 2022 GMT

Phoenix Suns (63-17, first in the Western Conference) vs. Utah Jazz (48-32, fifth in the Western Conference)

Salt Lake City; Friday, 9:30 p.m. EDT

BOTTOM LINE: Utah will try to keep its five-game home win streak intact when the Jazz play Phoenix.

The Jazz have gone 32-18 against Western Conference opponents. Utah ranks third in the Western Conference shooting 36.2% from deep, led by Mike Conley shooting 41.0% from 3-point range.

The Suns are 38-12 in conference games. Phoenix is third in the Western Conference with 27.4 assists per game led by Chris Paul averaging 10.7.

The teams play for the fourth time this season. The Jazz won the last meeting 118-114 on Feb. 27. Donovan Mitchell scored 26 points points to help lead the Jazz to the victory.

TOP PERFORMERS: Mitchell is averaging 26 points, 5.3 assists and 1.5 steals for the Jazz. Jordan Clarkson is averaging 17.5 points and 3.7 assists over the last 10 games for Utah.


Devin Booker is scoring 26.7 points per game and averaging 5.0 rebounds for the Suns. Mikal Bridges is averaging 16.4 points and 3.8 rebounds over the last 10 games for Phoenix.

LAST 10 GAMES: Jazz: 4-6, averaging 111.4 points, 44.2 rebounds, 21.4 assists, 7.2 steals and 4.9 blocks per game while shooting 46.9% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 111.0 points per game.

Suns: 7-3, averaging 118.2 points, 43.6 rebounds, 27.0 assists, 8.7 steals and 4.1 blocks per game while shooting 49.2% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 114.1 points.

INJURIES: Jazz: Donovan Mitchell: out (rest), Udoka Azubuike: out (ankle), Royce O’Neale: out (thumb), Mike Conley: out (rest).

Suns: Dario Saric: out (knee), Frank Kaminsky: out (knee), Jae Crowder: out (ankle), Deandre Ayton: out (ankle), Chris Paul: out (rest), Devin Booker: out (back).


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