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Rockets play the Suns on 5-game win streak

April 7, 2019

Phoenix Suns (19-61, 15th in the Western Conference) vs. Houston Rockets (52-28, third in the Western Conference)

Houston; Sunday, 7 p.m. EDT

BOTTOM LINE: Houston looks to keep its five-game win streak alive when the Rockets take on Phoenix.

The Rockets have gone 30-10 at home. Houston ranks fourth in the Western Conference at limiting opponent scoring, giving up 109.1 points and holding opponents to 46.7 percent shooting.

The Suns are 11-39 against Western Conference opponents. Phoenix ranks eighth in the NBA scoring 15.1 fast break points points per game. Devin Booker leads the Suns averaging 4.3. The Rockets won 108-102 in the previous matchup between these two teams on March 15. James Harden led Houston with 41 points and Booker led Phoenix with 29 points.

TOP PERFORMERS: Harden has averaged 36.2 points and 6.5 rebounds for the Rockets. Eric Gordon is averaging 3.5 made 3-pointers and 12.4 points over the last 10 games for Houston.

Jamal Crawford ranks third on the Suns averaging 3.5 assists while scoring 6.9 points per game. Booker has averaged 31.3 points and four rebounds while shooting 47.4 percent over the last 10 games for Phoenix.

LAST 10 GAMES: Suns: 3-7, averaging 112 points, 40.5 rebounds, 23.9 assists, 7.6 steals and 6.2 blocks per game while shooting 48.0 percent from the field. Their opponents have averaged 120.8 points on 48.3 percent shooting.

Rockets: 8-2, averaging 118 points, 44.3 rebounds, 21.9 assists, eight steals and 3.6 blocks per game while shooting 46.1 percent from the field. Their opponents have averaged 103.1 points on 44.2 percent shooting.

Rockets Injuries: Danuel House Jr.: day to day (knee).

Suns Injuries: TJ Warren: out (ankle), Tyler Johnson: out for season (knee), Kelly Oubre Jr.: out for season (thumb), Deandre Ayton: out (ankle), Devin Booker: out for season (left ankle), Richaun Holmes: day to day (left ankle sprain).

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