Detroit takes home win streak into matchup with Phoenix
Sat, Jan 15, 2022
NBA News (AP)
Phoenix Suns (32-9, first in the Western Conference) vs. Detroit Pistons (10-31, 14th in the Eastern Conference)
Detroit; Sunday, 1 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: Detroit hosts Phoenix looking to extend its four-game home winning streak.
The Pistons are 7-13 in home games. Detroit is 5-19 against opponents with a winning record.
The Suns are 15-4 on the road. Phoenix ranks eighth in the Western Conference with 11.9 fast break points per game led by Devin Booker averaging 3.8.
The teams play for the second time this season. The Suns won the last meeting on Dec. 3. Cameron Johnson scored 19 points to help lead the Suns to the victory.
TOP PERFORMERS: Cade Cunningham is shooting 39.0% and averaging 15.5 points for the Pistons. Saddiq Bey is averaging 3.3 made 3-pointers over the last 10 games for Detroit.
Booker averages 2.7 made 3-pointers per game for the Suns, scoring 23.7 points while shooting 40.9% from beyond the arc. Johnson is shooting 51.1% and averaging 16.6 points over the past 10 games for Phoenix.
LAST 10 GAMES: Pistons: 5-5, averaging 103.8 points, 44.2 rebounds, 22.5 assists, 9.0 steals and 4.9 blocks per game while shooting 42.1% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 114.6 points per game.
Suns: 6-4, averaging 111.6 points, 44.8 rebounds, 25.0 assists, 8.8 steals and 3.8 blocks per game while shooting 45.7% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 106.0 points.
INJURIES: Pistons: Jerami Grant: out (thumb), Frank Jackson: out (ankle), Chris Smith: out (reconditioning), Isaiah Livers: out (foot), Kelly Olynyk: out (knee).
Suns: Abdel Nader: out (knee), Cameron Johnson: out (ankle), Dario Saric: out (knee), Frank Kaminsky: out (knee).
The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.