Booker leads Phoenix against Oklahoma City after 41-point game | NBA

By | April 2, 2022

Phoenix Suns (62-15, 1st in Western Conference) vs. Oklahoma City Thunder (22-55, 14th in Western Conference)

Oklahoma City; Sunday, 7 p.m. EDT

BOTTOM: Phoenix plays Oklahoma City Thunder after Devin Booker scored 41 points in the Suns’ 122-114 loss to the Memphis Grizzlies.

The Thunder are 15-32 in Western Conference games. Oklahoma City ranks ninth in team defense in the Western Conference, conceding just 111.5 points while opponents stick to shooting at 45.5%.

The Suns are 37-10 in conference play. Phoenix is ​​third in the Western Conference and is averaging 49.6 points per game in the Deandre Ayton-led suit averaging 13.1.

The two teams are playing for the fourth time this season. The Suns defeated the Thunder 124-104 in their last meeting on February 25. Booker led the Suns by 25 points and Shai Gilgeous-Alexander led the Thunder by 32 points.

TOP PERFORMER: Gilgeous-Alexander averages 24.5 points and 5.9 assists for the Thunder. Theo Maledon has averaged 14.5 points in his last 10 games for Oklahoma City.

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Booker shoots 37.7% from beyond the arc with 2.7 3-pointers made per game for the Suns while averaging 26.6 points and 4.9 assists. Mikal Bridges scores 57.0% and averages 19.1 points in his last 10 games for Phoenix.

LAST 10 GAMES: Thunder: 2-8, averaging 113.0 points, 45.7 rebounds, 25.3 assists, 6.4 steals and 4.4 blocks per game while shooting 46.8% from the field. Your opponents averaged 119.0 points per game.

Suns: 9-1, averaging 125.6 points, 43.0 rebounds, 28.4 assists, 7.8 steals and 4.2 blocks per game while shooting 53.3% from the field. Your opponents scored an average of 113.9 points.

INJURIES: Thunder: Jeremiah Robinson-Earl: Day by Day (foot), Josh Giddey: Out for the Season (hip), Ty Jerome: Off for the Season (hip), Tre Mann: Day by Day (hamstring), Kenrich Williams: Out (knee), Derrick Favors: Out for the season (back), Mike Muscala: Out for the season (ankle), Darius Bazley: Out for the season (knee), Shai Gilgeous-Alexander: Out for the season (ankle), Luguentz there: out for the season (shoulder), Aleksej Pokusevski: day after day (illness).

Sonnen: Dario Saric: Off (knee), Frank Kaminsky: Off (knee).

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

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