Wembanyama, Spurs square off against the Suns

Sat, Mar 23, 2024
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Wembanyama, Spurs square off against the Suns

Phoenix Suns (41-29, seventh in the Western Conference) vs. San Antonio Spurs (15-55, 15th in the Western Conference)

San Antonio; Saturday, 8 p.m. EDT

FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK NBA LINE: Suns -9.5; over/under is 228.5

BOTTOM LINE: Phoenix takes on San Antonio in Western Conference action Saturday.

The Spurs are 9-33 in Western Conference games. San Antonio ranks second in the NBA with 29.7 assists per game led by Tre Jones averaging 6.1.

The Suns are 22-19 in conference games. Phoenix is 20-19 against opponents over .500.

The Spurs score 112.1 points per game, 2.3 fewer points than the 114.4 the Suns give up. The Suns are shooting 49.5% from the field, 0.5% higher than the 49.0% the Spurs' opponents have shot this season.

The two teams square off for the third time this season. The Spurs defeated the Suns 132-121 in their last meeting on Nov. 3. Victor Wembanyama led the Spurs with 38 points, and Devin Booker led the Suns with 31 points.

TOP PERFORMERS: Wembanyama is shooting 46.4% and averaging 20.9 points for the Spurs. Keldon Johnson is averaging 2.0 made 3-pointers over the last 10 games.

Kevin Durant is scoring 27.6 points per game with 6.7 rebounds and 5.3 assists for the Suns. Bradley Beal is averaging 19.6 points and 4.1 rebounds while shooting 53.1% over the past 10 games.

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LAST 10 GAMES: Spurs: 3-7, averaging 110.8 points, 47.1 rebounds, 29.5 assists, 6.6 steals and 7.4 blocks per game while shooting 46.3% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 112.2 points per game.

Suns: 6-4, averaging 116.2 points, 47.4 rebounds, 28.7 assists, 5.6 steals and 6.1 blocks per game while shooting 49.9% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 114.6 points.

INJURIES: Spurs: Charles Bassey: out for season (knee).

Suns: Damion Lee: out (knee), Josh Okogie: day to day (hip).

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

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