Indiana takes on Phoenix on 6-game skid

Indiana Pacers (23-24, ninth in the Eastern Conference) vs. Phoenix Suns (22-24, 10th in the Western Conference)

Phoenix; Saturday, 9 p.m. EST


BOTTOM LINE: Indiana heads into the matchup with Phoenix after losing six in a row.

The Suns have gone 15-7 at home. Phoenix is ninth in the Western Conference in rebounding averaging 43.2 rebounds. Deandre Ayton leads the Suns with 9.9 boards.

The Pacers are 8-15 on the road. Indiana has a 5-6 record in games decided by less than 4 points.

TOP PERFORMERS: Mikal Bridges is averaging 16 points and 3.5 assists for the Suns. Devin Booker is averaging 27.1 points and 5.6 assists over the past 10 games for Phoenix.

Tyrese Haliburton is averaging 20.2 points, 10.2 assists and 1.8 steals for the Pacers. Buddy Hield is averaging 17.2 points over the last 10 games for Indiana.

LAST 10 GAMES: Suns: 2-8, averaging 103.0 points, 43.7 rebounds, 26.1 assists, 5.8 steals and 2.7 blocks per game while shooting 43.9% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 112.9 points per game.

Pacers: 3-7, averaging 114.4 points, 44.2 rebounds, 25.6 assists, 7.9 steals and 6.2 blocks per game while shooting 44.4% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 120.7 points.

INJURIES: Suns: Cameron Payne: out (foot), Devin Booker: out (groin), Josh Okogie: day to day (nasal), Chris Paul: day to day (hip), Landry Shamet: out (foot).

Pacers: Daniel Theis: out (knee), Tyrese Haliburton: out (elbow/knee), Kendall Brown: out (leg).


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

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