Phoenix visits Los Angeles after Booker’s 43-point performance | Sports
Phoenix Suns (22-11, fourth in the Western Conference) versus Los Angeles Lakers (24-11, second in the Western Conference)
Los Angeles; Tuesday, 10 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: Phoenix take on the Los Angeles Lakers after Devin Booker scored 43 points in the Suns’ 118-99 win over the Timberwolves.
The Lakers are 1-2 in division matchups. Los Angeles is the top team in the Western Conference when it comes to capping their opponents’ scores. It allows 105.6 points while the opponents shoot at 44.8%.
The suns are 2-2 in division games. Phoenix ranks fifth in the NBA with 26.9 assists per game, led by Chris Paul with an average of 9.0.
The teams will meet on Tuesday for the first time this season.
TOP PERFORMERS: Dennis Schroder averages 14.4 points and 4.3 assists for the Lakers. Montrezl Harrell shoots 60.7% and averages 14.8 points in the last 10 games for Los Angeles.
Paul has an average of 16.4 points and nine templates for the suns. Deandre Ayton shoots 68.7% and averages 15.6 points in the last 10 games for Phoenix.
LAST 10 MATCHES: Lakers: 5-5, averaging 107 points, 45.8 rebounds, 23.4 assists, 7.6 steals, and six blocks per game while 46.2% are shot from the field. Your opponents averaged 107.4 points at 45.1% shooting.