Cleveland faces Phoenix on home losing streak

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Phoenix Suns (14-3, second in the Western Conference) vs. Cleveland Cavaliers (9-9, 10th in the Eastern Conference)

Cleveland; Wednesday, 7 p.m. EST

BOTTOM LINE: Cleveland plays Phoenix looking to stop its three-game home slide.

The Cavaliers have gone 4-5 at home. Cleveland is 4-5 in games decided by 10 points or more.

The Suns are 6-1 on the road. Phoenix ranks ninth in the league allowing only 104.8 points while holding opponents to 43.4% shooting.

The teams meet for the second time this season. The Suns won 101-92 in the last meeting on Oct. 31. Devin Booker led the Suns with 27 points, and Cedi Osman led the Cavaliers with 20 points.

TOP PERFORMERS: Darius Garland is shooting 45.0% and averaging 18.2 points for the Cavaliers. Ricky Rubio is averaging 16.8 points over the last 10 games for Cleveland.

Booker is averaging 22.4 points, 5.6 rebounds and 4.9 assists for the Suns. Chris Paul is averaging 15 points, 9.1 assists and 2.1 steals over the past 10 games for Phoenix.

LAST 10 GAMES: Cavaliers: 5-5, averaging 101.0 points, 43.6 rebounds, 23.1 assists, 7.2 steals and 3.3 blocks per game while shooting 44.3% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 100.6 points per game.

Suns: 10-0, averaging 114.0 points, 46.6 rebounds, 26.3 assists, 9.4 steals and 5.0 blocks per game while shooting 48.0% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 101.9 points.

INJURIES: Cavaliers: Collin Sexton: out for season (knee), Lamar Stevens: out (ankle), Cedi Osman: out (back), Evan Mobley: out (elbow).

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