Phoenix leads 1-0 in Game 2 against Los Angeles | Sports

Los Angeles Lakers (42-30, seventh in the Western Conference during the regular season) versus Phoenix Suns (51-21, second in the Western Conference during the regular season)

Phoenix; Tuesday, 10 p.m. EDT

WEST CONFERENCE FIRST ROUND: Suns lead the series 1-0

BOTTOM LINE: The Phoenix Suns are hosting the Los Angeles Lakers in the first round of the Western Conference with a 1-0 lead in the series. The suns won the previous matchup 99-90. Devin Booker scored 34 points to lead Phoenix to victory and LeBron James recorded 18 points in the Los Angeles loss.

The suns are 7-5 against the rest of their division. Phoenix ranks fifth in the Western Conference with 13.1 Fast Break Points per game, led by Booker with an average of 3.6.

The Lakers are 4-8 against the rest of their division. Los Angeles is 22-9 against opponents under .500.

TOP PERFORMER: Chris Paul averages 16.4 points and 8.9 assists for the suns. Booker averages 24.3 points and 3.8 assists in the last 10 games for Phoenix.

James averages 25 points and 7.7 rebounds for the Lakers. Anthony Davis averages 19.4 points and 6.9 rebounds while shooting 35.9% in the last 10 games for Los Angeles.

LAST 10 MATCHES: Suns: 7-3, averaging 119.4 points, 41.4 rebounds, 27 assists, 7.3 steals, and 4.9 blocks per game while 49.9% is shot from the field. Your opponents averaged 115.4 points at 49.4% shooting.

Lakers: 6-4, averaging 107.2 points, 42.5 rebounds, 24.7 assists, 7.5 steals, and 4.8 blocks per game while 45.7% are shot from the field. Your opponents averaged 107.7 points at 47.2% shooting.

INJURIES: Sun: Abdel Nader: out (knee).

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

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