Phoenix faces Indiana, seeks 4th straight road win

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Phoenix Suns (31-9, first in the Western Conference) vs. Indiana Pacers (15-27, 13th in the Eastern Conference)

Indianapolis; Friday, 7 p.m. EST

BOTTOM LINE: Phoenix will try to keep its three-game road win streak intact when the Suns play Indiana.

The Pacers have gone 12-11 at home. Indiana ranks ninth in the Eastern Conference in rebounding averaging 44.4 rebounds. Domantas Sabonis paces the Pacers with 11.9 boards.

The Suns are 14-4 on the road. Phoenix ranks fifth in the league with 35.9 defensive rebounds per game led by Deandre Ayton averaging 8.1.

TOP PERFORMERS: Sabonis is averaging 19 points, 11.9 rebounds and 4.7 assists for the Pacers. Myles Turner is averaging 13.8 points over the last 10 games for Indiana.

Devin Booker is shooting 40.6% from beyond the arc with 2.6 made 3-pointers per game for the Suns, while averaging 23.4 points, 5.4 rebounds and 4.4 assists. Cameron Johnson is shooting 54.7% and averaging 17.1 points over the last 10 games for Phoenix.

LAST 10 GAMES: Pacers: 2-8, averaging 107.9 points, 42.1 rebounds, 24.9 assists, 6.7 steals and 5.7 blocks per game while shooting 45.5% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 111.7 points per game.

Suns: 6-4, averaging 111.7 points, 44.9 rebounds, 25.2 assists, 8.9 steals and 4.0 blocks per game while shooting 46.0% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 106.7 points.

INJURIES: Pacers: T.J. McConnell: out (wrist), Malcolm Brogdon: day to day (achilles), T.J. Warren: out (foot/health and safety protocols), Chris Duarte: out (personal).

Suns: Ish Wainright: out (health protocols), Abdel Nader: day to day (knee), Cameron Johnson: out (ankle), Dario Saric: out (knee), 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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