Suns face the Pacers on 5-game win streak

January 21, 2022 GMT

Indiana Pacers (17-29, 13th in the Eastern Conference) vs. Phoenix Suns (35-9, first in the Western Conference)

Phoenix; Saturday, 9 p.m. EST

BOTTOM LINE: Phoenix heads into a matchup against Indiana as winners of five games in a row.

The Suns have gone 17-5 at home. Phoenix is second in the Western Conference scoring 112.5 points while shooting 47.5% from the field.

The Pacers are 5-17 on the road. Indiana has a 1-10 record in games decided by 3 points or fewer.

The two teams match up for the second time this season. The Suns defeated the Pacers 112-94 in their last meeting on Jan. 15. Devin Booker led the Suns with 35 points, and Justin Holiday led the Pacers with 25 points.

TOP PERFORMERS: Booker is averaging 24.6 points, 5.3 rebounds and 4.5 assists for the Suns. Chris Paul is averaging 12.7 points over the last 10 games for Phoenix.

Domantas Sabonis is shooting 57.7% and averaging 19.0 points for the Pacers. Holiday is averaging 13.7 points over the last 10 games for Indiana.


LAST 10 GAMES: Suns: 8-2, averaging 114.6 points, 45.6 rebounds, 26.7 assists, 9.1 steals and 4.0 blocks per game while shooting 47.2% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 104.9 points per game.

Pacers: 3-7, averaging 110.1 points, 40.8 rebounds, 25.2 assists, 7.2 steals and 5.4 blocks per game while shooting 45.8% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 114.6 points.

INJURIES: Suns: Abdel Nader: out (knee), Dario Saric: out (knee), Frank Kaminsky: out (knee), Deandre Ayton: out (ankle).

Pacers: T.J. McConnell: out (wrist), Domantas Sabonis: out (ankle), Myles Turner: out (foot), Caris LeVert: day to day (calf), T.J. Warren: out (foot/health and safety protocols), Malcolm Brogdon: day to day (achilles).


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