Suns face the Knicks, look for 15th straight win

Phoenix Suns (15-3, second in the Western Conference) vs. New York Knicks (10-8, seventh in the Eastern Conference)

New York; Friday, 7 p.m. EST

BOTTOM LINE: Phoenix seeks to prolong its 14-game win streak with a victory against New York.

The Knicks have gone 5-5 in home games. New York is 5-4 when it turns the ball over less than its opponents and averages 13.1 turnovers per game.

The Suns have gone 7-1 away from home. Phoenix is third in the Western Conference with 26.7 assists per game led by Chris Paul averaging 10.4.

TOP PERFORMERS: Evan Fournier averages 2.4 made 3-pointers per game for the Knicks, scoring 12.8 points while shooting 37.9% from beyond the arc. Julius Randle is shooting 42.7% and averaging 20.2 points over the past 10 games for New York.

Devin Booker averages 2.3 made 3-pointers per game for the Suns, scoring 23.1 points while shooting 39.3% from beyond the arc. Paul is averaging 15.1 points, nine assists and two steals over the last 10 games for Phoenix.

LAST 10 GAMES: Knicks: 5-5, averaging 102.6 points, 45.9 rebounds, 20.9 assists, 7.1 steals and 6.6 blocks per game while shooting 42.8% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 103.2 points per game.

Suns: 10-0, averaging 113.9 points, 47.0 rebounds, 26.3 assists, 9.0 steals and 4.6 blocks per game while shooting 48.1% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 101.7 points.

INJURIES: Knicks: Derrick Rose: day to day (ankle), Taj Gibson: day to day (groin), Mitchell Robinson: day to day (concussion protocol).

Suns: Dario Saric: out (knee), Frank Kaminsky: out (knee), Abdel Nader: out (knee).


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