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Houston takes on Phoenix, seeks to break 3-game skid

Houston Rockets (25-34, 12th in the Western Conference) vs. Phoenix Suns (35-24, fifth in the Western Conference)

Phoenix; Saturday, 9 p.m. EST

BOTTOM LINE: Houston is looking to end its three-game slide with a win against Phoenix.

The Suns are 21-17 in conference play. Phoenix averages 14.0 turnovers per game and is 15-5 when it has fewer turnovers than its opponents.

The Rockets are 17-18 against conference opponents. Houston is 6-4 in games decided by less than 4 points.

The Suns make 49.4% of their shots from the field this season, which is 3.4 percentage points higher than the Rockets have allowed to their opponents (46.0%). The Rockets average 112.7 points per game, 1.6 fewer than the 114.3 the Suns allow.

The teams meet for the fourth time this season. The Suns won 110-105 in the last matchup on March 1.

TOP PERFORMERS: Devin Booker is averaging 27.6 points and 6.9 assists for the Suns. Kevin Durant is averaging 25.1 points over the last 10 games for Phoenix.

Alperen Sengun is scoring 20.8 points per game and averaging 9.1 rebounds for the Rockets. Dillon Brooks is averaging 2.4 made 3-pointers over the last 10 games for Houston.

LAST 10 GAMES: Suns: 7-3, averaging 119.7 points, 46.4 rebounds, 26.7 assists, 9.5 steals and 7.0 blocks per game while shooting 48.9% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 112.6 points per game.

Rockets: 2-8, averaging 109.3 points, 50.1 rebounds, 21.8 assists, 7.0 steals and 4.9 blocks per game while shooting 42.2% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 116.7 points.

INJURIES: Suns: Eric Gordon: out (groin), Bradley Beal: out (hamstring), Damion Lee: out (knee).

Rockets: Tari Eason: out (leg), Steven Adams: out for season (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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