Denver plays Phoenix on 3-game road skid

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Denver Nuggets (9-7, fifth in the Western Conference) vs. Phoenix Suns (12-3, second in the Western Conference)

Phoenix; Sunday, 8 p.m. EST

BOTTOM LINE: Denver will attempt to break its three-game road skid when the Nuggets face Phoenix.

The Suns are 10-3 against Western Conference opponents. Phoenix is fourth in the NBA with 110.7 points and is shooting 47.1% from the field.

The Nuggets are 6-4 against conference opponents. Denver is sixth in the Western Conference with 14.2 fast break points per game led by Nikola Jokic averaging 2.7.

The teams meet for the second time this season. The Nuggets won 110-98 in the last matchup on Oct. 21.

TOP PERFORMERS: Devin Booker averages 2.3 made 3-pointers per game for the Suns, scoring 22.7 points while shooting 37.0% from beyond the arc. Chris Paul is shooting 47.9% and averaging 15.2 points over the past 10 games for Phoenix.

Jokic is averaging 26.4 points, 13.6 rebounds and 6.4 assists for the Nuggets. Will Barton is averaging 18.4 points, 5.4 rebounds and 4.8 assists over the last 10 games for Denver.

LAST 10 GAMES: Suns: 10-0, averaging 113.4 points, 45.9 rebounds, 26.5 assists, 9.7 steals and 5.9 blocks per game while shooting 47.6% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 102.2 points per game.

Nuggets: 5-5, averaging 103.9 points, 44.5 rebounds, 23.8 assists, 6.7 steals and 4.6 blocks per game while shooting 44.9% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 102.1 points.

INJURIES: Suns: Dario Saric: out (knee), Frank Kaminsky: out (knee).

Nuggets: Nikola Jokic: out (wrist), Zeke Nnaji: out (ankle), Michael Porter Jr.: out (back), Jamal Murray: 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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