Booker, Suns set for matchup against the Kings
Phoenix Suns (57-14, first in the Western Conference) vs. Sacramento Kings (25-47, 13th in the Western Conference)
Sacramento, California; Sunday, 6 p.m. EDT
BOTTOM LINE: Devin Booker and the Phoenix Suns square off against the Sacramento Kings. Booker ranks 10th in the NBA scoring 25.9 points per game.
The Kings are 5-7 against opponents in the Pacific Division. Sacramento is ninth in the Western Conference scoring 110.3 points while shooting 45.9% from the field.
The Suns are 7-4 against opponents from the Pacific Division. Phoenix is seventh in the league with 45.5 rebounds per game led by JaVale McGee averaging 6.7.
The two teams square off for the third time this season. The Suns defeated the Kings 109-104 in their last matchup on Nov. 9. Cameron Payne led the Suns with 24 points, and Harrison Barnes led the Kings with 26 points.
TOP PERFORMERS: Barnes is shooting 41.2% from beyond the arc with 1.9 made 3-pointers per game for the Kings, while averaging 16.8 points and 5.8 rebounds. De’Aaron Fox is averaging 30.7 points and 7.7 assists over the past 10 games for Sacramento.
Chris Paul is averaging 14.9 points, 10.7 assists and 1.9 steals for the Suns. Deandre Ayton is averaging 19.6 points and 9.9 rebounds while shooting 66.2% over the past 10 games for Phoenix.
LAST 10 GAMES: Kings: 3-7, averaging 112.9 points, 41.0 rebounds, 24.9 assists, 7.4 steals and 3.7 blocks per game while shooting 47.3% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 119.6 points per game.
Suns: 8-2, averaging 121.1 points, 43.6 rebounds, 29.6 assists, 8.2 steals and 4.7 blocks per game while shooting 50.6% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 108.2 points.
INJURIES: Kings: Terence Davis: out (wrist), Richaun Holmes: out for season (personal), De’Aaron Fox: out (hand), Jeremy Lamb: out (personal).
Suns: Dario Saric: out (knee), Cameron Johnson: out (quad), Frank Kaminsky: out (knee), Jae Crowder: out (groin), Chris Paul: out (thumb).