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Phoenix Suns (8-3, second in the Western Conference) vs. Houston Rockets (1-11, 14th in the Western Conference)
Houston; Sunday, 7 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: Phoenix is looking to build upon its seven-game win streak with a victory against Houston.
Houston went 17-55 overall and 11-31 in Western Conference action last season. The Rockets averaged 7.6 steals, 5.0 blocks and 14.2 turnovers per game last season.
Phoenix went 51-20 overall and 30-12 in Western Conference action during the 2020-21 season. The Suns averaged 115.5 points per game while shooting 49.2% from the field and 38.0% from 3-point range last season.
The two teams play for the second time this season. The Suns defeated the Rockets 123-111 in their last meeting on Nov. 5. Devin Booker led the Suns with 27 points, and Kevin Porter Jr. led the Rockets with 20 points.
INJURIES: Rockets: Kevin Porter Jr.: day to day (left thigh).
Suns: Dario Saric: out (knee), Deandre Ayton: out (leg).
The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.
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