Suns, Nuggets tied 2-2 heading into game 5
Phoenix Suns (45-37, fourth in the Western Conference) vs. Denver Nuggets (53-29, first in the Western Conference)
Denver; Tuesday, 10 p.m. EDT
FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK NBA LINE: Nuggets -5; over/under is 228
WESTERN CONFERENCE SECOND ROUND: Series tied 2-2
BOTTOM LINE: The Phoenix Suns visit the Denver Nuggets for game five of the Western Conference second round with the series tied 2-2. The Suns defeated the Nuggets 129-124 in the last meeting. Kevin Durant led the Suns with 36 points, and Nikola Jokic led the Nuggets with 53 points.
The Nuggets are 34-18 in conference games. Denver is 4-1 when it wins the turnover battle and averages 13.8 turnovers per game.
The Suns are 30-22 in conference games. Phoenix averages 113.6 points while outscoring opponents by 2.0 points per game.
TOP PERFORMERS: Jamal Murray is averaging 20 points and 6.2 assists for the Nuggets. Jokic is averaging 27.7 points over the last 10 games for Denver.
Devin Booker is scoring 36.8 points per game and averaging 5.1 rebounds for the Suns. Durant is averaging 1.7 made 3-pointers over the last 10 games for Phoenix.
LAST 10 GAMES: Nuggets: 7-3, averaging 114.0 points, 44.8 rebounds, 24.6 assists, 7.8 steals and 3.3 blocks per game while shooting 48.5% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 106.6 points per game.
Suns: 6-4, averaging 116.8 points, 41.6 rebounds, 25.7 assists, 6.4 steals and 5.3 blocks per game while shooting 49.6% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 115.7 points.
INJURIES: Nuggets: None listed.
Suns: Chris Paul: out (groin).
The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.
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