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Suns play the Jazz, look for 8th straight victory

January 25, 2022 GMT

Phoenix Suns (37-9, first in the Western Conference) vs. Utah Jazz (30-18, fourth in the Western Conference)

Salt Lake City; Wednesday, 10 p.m. EST

BOTTOM LINE: Phoenix is looking to build upon its seven-game win streak with a victory against Utah.

The Jazz are 19-8 in conference matchups. Utah has a 1-5 record in games decided by less than 4 points.

The Suns are 23-7 in Western Conference play. Phoenix is fifth in the league with 46.1 rebounds per game led by JaVale McGee averaging 7.1.

The teams play for the second time this season. In the last meeting on Jan. 25 the Suns won 115-109 led by 33 points from Devin Booker, while Jordan Clarkson scored 22 points for the Jazz.

TOP PERFORMERS: Donovan Mitchell is averaging 25.5 points, 5.2 assists and 1.6 steals for the Jazz. Clarkson is averaging 16.4 points over the last 10 games for Utah.

Chris Paul is averaging 14.4 points, 10.2 assists and two steals for the Suns. Booker is averaging 27.1 points over the last 10 games for Phoenix.

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LAST 10 GAMES: Jazz: 2-8, averaging 107.1 points, 42.8 rebounds, 20.5 assists, 6.7 steals and 4.1 blocks per game while shooting 45.7% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 111.3 points per game.

Suns: 9-1, averaging 113.3 points, 46.8 rebounds, 27.3 assists, 8.7 steals and 4.7 blocks per game while shooting 47.8% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 103.9 points.

INJURIES: Jazz: Rudy Gobert: out (calf), Bojan Bogdanovic: out (finger), Donovan Mitchell: out (concussion), Royce O’Neale: out (knee), Joe Ingles: out (ankle), Mike Conley: out (rest).

Suns: Abdel Nader: out (knee), Dario Saric: out (knee), Frank Kaminsky: out (knee), Cameron Payne: out (wrist), Jae Crowder: out (wrist), Deandre Ayton: out (ankle).

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