Thu, Nov 25, 2021 3:02 AM
By The Associated Press, Data Skrive
Phoenix Suns (15-3, second in the Western Conference) vs. New York Knicks (10-8, seventh in the Eastern Conference)
New York; Friday, 7 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: Phoenix seeks to prolong its 14-game win streak with a victory against New York.
The Knicks have gone 5-5 in home games. New York is 5-4 when it turns the ball over less than its opponents and averages 13.1 turnovers per game.
The Suns have gone 7-1 away from home. Phoenix is third in the Western Conference with 26.7 assists per game led by Chris Paul averaging 10.4.
TOP PERFORMERS: Evan Fournier averages 2.4 made 3-pointers per game for the Knicks, scoring 12.8 points while shooting 37.9% from beyond the arc. Julius Randle is shooting 42.7% and averaging 20.2 points over the past 10 games for New York.
Devin Booker averages 2.3 made 3-pointers per game for the Suns, scoring 23.1 points while shooting 39.3% from beyond the arc. Paul is averaging 15.1 points, nine assists and two steals over the last 10 games for Phoenix.
LAST 10 GAMES: Knicks: 5-5, averaging 102.6 points, 45.9 rebounds, 20.9 assists, 7.1 steals and 6.6 blocks per game while shooting 42.8% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 103.2 points per game.
Suns: 10-0, averaging 113.9 points, 47.0 rebounds, 26.3 assists, 9.0 steals and 4.6 blocks per game while shooting 48.1% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 101.7 points.
INJURIES: Knicks: Derrick Rose: day to day (ankle), Taj Gibson: day to day (groin), Mitchell Robinson: day to day (concussion protocol).
Suns: Dario Saric: out (knee), Frank Kaminsky: out (knee), Abdel Nader: out (knee).