Phoenix hosts Philadelphia following Booker’s 49-point game
Philadelphia 76ers (46-27, third in the Eastern Conference) vs. Phoenix Suns (60-14, first in the Western Conference)
Phoenix; Sunday, 6 p.m. EDT
BOTTOM LINE: Phoenix hosts the Philadelphia 76ers after Devin Booker scored 49 points in the Phoenix Suns’ 140-130 win over the Denver Nuggets.
The Suns are 30-8 in home games. Phoenix leads the Western Conference shooting 36.8% from deep, led by Cameron Johnson shooting 44.8% from 3-point range.
The 76ers are 25-11 on the road. Philadelphia scores 108.9 points and has outscored opponents by 2.4 points per game.
The teams meet for the second time this season. The Suns won 114-109 in the last meeting on Feb. 9. Booker led the Suns with 35 points, and Joel Embiid led the 76ers with 34 points.
TOP PERFORMERS: Booker is shooting 46.2% and averaging 26.3 points for the Suns. Landry Shamet is averaging 2.6 made 3-pointers over the last 10 games for Phoenix.
Embiid is averaging 29.8 points, 11.3 rebounds, 4.3 assists and 1.5 blocks for the 76ers. Georges Niang is averaging 2.6 made 3-pointers over the last 10 games for Philadelphia.
LAST 10 GAMES:
INJURIES: Suns: Dario Saric: out (knee), Cameron Johnson: out (quad), Frank Kaminsky: out (knee).
76ers: Jaden Springer: out (groin).