Washington plays Phoenix on 10-game home slide

Sat, Feb 3, 2024
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Washington plays Phoenix on 10-game home slide

Phoenix Suns (28-21, sixth in the Western Conference) vs. Washington Wizards (9-39, 14th in the Eastern Conference)

Washington; Sunday, 3:30 p.m. EST

BOTTOM LINE: Washington looks to stop its 10-game home losing streak with a win against Phoenix.

The Wizards are 3-20 in home games. Washington has a 1-28 record against opponents over .500.

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The Suns are 14-10 on the road. Phoenix ranks eighth in the Western Conference allowing just 114.7 points while holding opponents to 46.8% shooting.

The Wizards are shooting 47.6% from the field this season, 0.8 percentage points higher than the 46.8% the Suns allow to opponents. The Wizards average 116.9 points per game, 6.8 fewer points than the 123.7 the Wizards give up.

The two teams match up for the second time this season. The Suns defeated the Wizards 112-108 in their last matchup on Dec. 18. Kevin Durant led the Suns with 28 points, and Daniel Gafford led the Wizards with 26 points.

TOP PERFORMERS: Tyus Jones is shooting 49.2% and averaging 12.1 points for the Wizards. Kyle Kuzma is averaging 19.5 points over the last 10 games for Washington.

Durant is averaging 28.5 points, 6.4 rebounds and 5.8 assists for the Suns. Devin Booker is averaging 3.2 made 3-pointers over the last 10 games for Phoenix.

LAST 10 GAMES: Wizards: 2-8, averaging 111.9 points, 43.2 rebounds, 28.9 assists, 7.4 steals and 6.0 blocks per game while shooting 46.5% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 117.9 points per game.

Suns: 7-3, averaging 120.9 points, 43.0 rebounds, 29.0 assists, 6.7 steals and 5.2 blocks per game while shooting 54.4% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 115.8 points.

INJURIES: Wizards: Isaiah Livers: out (hip), Tyus Jones: day to day (ankle), Marvin Bagley III: out (back).

Suns: Damion Lee: out (knee).

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

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