Phoenix takes road win streak into matchup with Oklahoma City

February 23, 2022 GMT

Phoenix Suns (48-10, first in the Western Conference) vs. Oklahoma City Thunder (18-40, 14th in the Western Conference)

Oklahoma City; Thursday, 8 p.m. EST


BOTTOM LINE: Phoenix hits the road against Oklahoma City aiming to continue its three-game road winning streak.

The Thunder are 13-24 in Western Conference games. Oklahoma City ranks last in the league shooting 31.3% from 3-point range.

The Suns have gone 28-7 against Western Conference opponents. Phoenix averages 113.7 points while outscoring opponents by 8.2 points per game.

The two teams square off for the third time this season. The Suns defeated the Thunder 115-97 in their last matchup on Dec. 30. Devin Booker led the Suns with 38 points, and Ty Jerome led the Thunder with 24 points.

TOP PERFORMERS: Josh Giddey is averaging 12.4 points, 7.8 rebounds and 6.4 assists for the Thunder. Luguentz Dort is averaging 22.6 points over the last 10 games for Oklahoma City.


Booker is averaging 25.5 points, 5.2 rebounds and 4.5 assists for the Suns. Cameron Johnson is averaging 2.1 made 3-pointers over the last 10 games for Phoenix.

LAST 10 GAMES: Thunder: 4-6, averaging 103.4 points, 47.9 rebounds, 23.9 assists, 7.3 steals and 4.9 blocks per game while shooting 42.4% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 107.1 points per game.

Suns: 9-1, averaging 117.7 points, 46.7 rebounds, 30.3 assists, 8.0 steals and 4.3 blocks per game while shooting 50.4% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 108.7 points.

INJURIES: Thunder: Ty Jerome: day to day (hip), Kenrich Williams: day to day (knee), Jeremiah Robinson-Earl: out (foot), Shai Gilgeous-Alexander: out (ankle), Mike Muscala: out (ankle), Luguentz Dort: day to day (shoulder).

Suns: Dario Saric: out (knee), Frank Kaminsky: out (knee), Cameron Payne: out (wrist), Landry Shamet: out (ankle), Chris Paul: out (thumb).


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