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Booker leads Phoenix into matchup against Los Angeles

Los Angeles Clippers (29-30, 8th in the Western Conference) vs. Phoenix Suns (46-10, first in the Western Conference)

Phoenix; Tuesday, 10 pm EST

FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Suns -12.5; over/under is 221.5

BOTTOM LINE: Devin Booker leads Phoenix into a matchup against Los Angeles. He’s 10th in the league averaging 25.5 points per game.

The Suns are 5-4 against the rest of their division. Phoenix ranks third in the Western Conference with 48.8 points per game in the paint led by Deandre Ayton averaging 13.1.

The Clippers are 5-5 against the rest of the division. Los Angeles is 13-16 in games decided by 10 or more points.

The two teams square off for the third time this season. The Suns defeated the Clippers 106-89 in their last meeting on Jan. 7. Cameron Johnson led the Suns with 24 points, and Marcus Morris led the Clippers with 26 points.

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TOP PERFORMERS: Booker is shooting 36.9% from beyond the arc with 2.7 made 3-pointers per game for the Suns, while averaging 25.5 points, 5.3 rebounds and 4.4 assists. Mikal Bridges is averaging 18.4 points over the last 10 games for Phoenix.

Reggie Jackson is averaging 16.7 points and 4.3 assists for the Clippers. Morris is averaging 16.1 points and 3.8 rebounds while shooting 47.3% over the last 10 games for Los Angeles.

LAST 10 GAMES: Suns: 9-1, averaging 118.9 points, 46.6 rebounds, 29.6 assists, 7.1 steals and 4.1 blocks per game while shooting 50.4% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 109.1 points per game.

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Clippers: 5-5, averaging 111.2 points, 43.0 rebounds, 24.2 assists, 6.7 steals and 3.9 blocks per game while shooting 48.2% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 113.0 points.

INJURIES: Suns: Dario Saric: out (knee), Frank Kaminsky: out (knee), Cameron Payne: out (wrist), Landry Shamet: out (ankle).

Clippers: Norman Powell: out (toe), Paul George: out (elbow), Kawhi Leonard: out (knee), Jason Preston: out (foot), Jay Scrubb: out for season (toe), Luke Kennard: out (ankle) ).

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

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