Phoenix visits San Antonio, aims to end road losing streak

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Phoenix Suns (49-21, second in the Western Conference) vs. San Antonio Spurs (33-37, 10th in the Western Conference)

San Antonio; Saturday, 2 p.m. EDT

BOTTOM LINE: Phoenix will aim to break its three-game road skid when the Suns take on San Antonio.

The Spurs are 17-23 in conference play. San Antonio ranks ninth in the Western Conference in rebounding with 43.9 rebounds. Jakob Poeltl leads the Spurs with 7.9 boards.

The Suns have gone 28-12 against Western Conference opponents. Phoenix is fourth in the Western Conference scoring 114.8 points per game and is shooting 48.9%.

The teams play for the second time this season. The Spurs won the last meeting 111-85 on April 17. Rudy Gay scored 19 points to help lead San Antonio to the victory.

TOP PERFORMERS: Patty Mills leads the Spurs averaging 2.4 made 3-pointers, and is scoring 10.9 points per game while shooting 37.7% from beyond the arc. Dejounte Murray is averaging 15.5 points, 6.2 rebounds and six assists over the last 10 games for San Antonio.

Chris Paul leads the Suns averaging 8.9 assists while scoring 16.4 points per game. Mikal Bridges is averaging 2.7 made 3-pointers and scoring 16.7 points over the last 10 games for Phoenix.

LAST 10 GAMES: Spurs: 2-8, averaging 113 points, 42.6 rebounds, 22.9 assists, 6.9 steals and 4.3 blocks per game while shooting 46.7% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 119.1 points on 49.4% shooting.

Suns: 7-3, averaging 118 points, 39.8 rebounds, 25.1 assists, seven steals and 5.6 blocks per game while shooting 50.2% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 115.1 points on 50.2% shooting.

INJURIES: Spurs: Luka Samanic: out (hand), Trey Lyles: out (ankle), Derrick White: out for season (ankle).

Suns: Deandre Ayton: out (knee), Abdel Nader: out (knee), Cameron Johnson: out (wrist).

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

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