Phoenix hosts Indiana following Booker's 52-point game

Sat, Jan 20, 2024
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Phoenix hosts Indiana following Booker's 52-point game

Indiana Pacers (24-18, seventh in the Eastern Conference) vs. Phoenix Suns (23-18, eighth in the Western Conference)

Phoenix; Sunday, 8 p.m. EST

BOTTOM LINE: Phoenix hosts the Indiana Pacers after Devin Booker scored 52 points in the Phoenix Suns' 123-109 victory against the New Orleans Pelicans.

The Suns have gone 12-11 at home. Phoenix scores 116.1 points while outscoring opponents by 1.8 points per game.

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The Pacers are 11-10 on the road. Indiana is third in the NBA scoring 17.1 fast break points per game led by Pascal Siakam averaging 4.0.

The Suns are shooting 48.4% from the field this season, 1.9 percentage points lower than the 50.3% the Pacers allow to opponents. The Pacers score 11.1 more points per game (125.4) than the Suns allow their opponents to score (114.3).

TOP PERFORMERS: Kevin Durant is scoring 28.9 points per game with 6.2 rebounds and 5.7 assists for the Suns. Booker is averaging 26.3 points and 3.8 rebounds while shooting 51.6% over the last 10 games for Phoenix.

Tyrese Haliburton is scoring 23.5 points per game with 4.1 rebounds and 12.5 assists for the Pacers. Myles Turner is averaging 17.1 points and 6.9 rebounds while shooting 54.6% over the past 10 games for Indiana.

LAST 10 GAMES: Suns: 7-3, averaging 117.8 points, 41.4 rebounds, 25.8 assists, 8.7 steals and 4.3 blocks per game while shooting 50.2% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 113.3 points per game.

Pacers: 6-4, averaging 121.9 points, 41.0 rebounds, 33.0 assists, 8.4 steals and 4.9 blocks per game while shooting 50.7% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 119.5 points.

INJURIES: Suns: Bol Bol: out (foot), Damion Lee: out (knee).

Pacers: Isaiah Jackson: out (concussion), Andrew Nembhard: out (back).

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

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