Booker leads Phoenix against Los Angeles after 46-point game

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Tuesday, March 21, 2023

Phoenix Suns (38-33, fourth in the Western Conference) vs. Los Angeles Lakers (35-37, 11th in the Western Conference)

Los Angeles; Wednesday, 10 p.m. EDT

BOTTOM LINE: Phoenix takes on the Los Angeles Lakers after Devin Booker scored 46 points in the Suns' 124-120 loss to the Oklahoma City Thunder.

The Lakers are 4-9 in division play. Los Angeles is 15-31 against opponents with a winning record.

The Suns are 9-3 against opponents in the Pacific Division. Phoenix scores 113.4 points while outscoring opponents by 1.8 points per game.

The teams meet for the third time this season. The Suns won 130-104 in the last matchup on Dec. 20.

TOP PERFORMERS: Anthony Davis is scoring 25.8 points per game with 12.5 rebounds and 2.5 assists for the Lakers. Austin Reaves is averaging 17.8 points and 3.1 rebounds while shooting 55.9% over the past 10 games for Los Angeles.

Deandre Ayton is averaging 18.3 points and 10.1 rebounds for the Suns. Booker is averaging 33.1 points over the last 10 games for Phoenix.

LAST 10 GAMES: Lakers: 6-4, averaging 113.4 points, 43.9 rebounds, 24.6 assists, 6.2 steals and 4.2 blocks per game while shooting 46.5% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 109.7 points per game.

Suns: 5-5, averaging 116.4 points, 44.2 rebounds, 27.3 assists, 7.3 steals and 5.4 blocks per game while shooting 48.2% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 113.0 points.

INJURIES: Lakers: LeBron James: out (foot), Mo Bamba: out (ankle).

Suns: Deandre Ayton: day to day (hip), Kevin Durant: out (ankle).


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