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Phoenix Suns Look to Extend Home Winning Streak Against LA Lakers in Pacific Division Showdown



Phoenix Suns Look To Extend Home Winning Streak Against La Lakers In Pacific Division Showdown

The Los Angeles Lakers are preparing to face off against the Phoenix Suns in a highly anticipated Pacific Division matchup on Sunday afternoon at the Footprint Center. As the two teams meet for the fifth time this season, the Lakers hold a slight advantage with three wins in their previous encounters. However, the Suns managed to secure a victory in their last meeting on January 11th.

Key players to watch in this showdown include Kevin Durant and Gyorgy Kurucs for the Suns, who have been instrumental in their recent success. Durant leads the team in scoring, averaging 28.1 points per game, while Kurucs has been a dominant force in the paint, averaging a double-double with 11.7 points and 10.1 rebounds per game.

On the other side, the Lakers will rely on the skills of D'Angelo Russell and Devin Reaves to counter the Suns’ offensive threat. Russell, known for his scoring and playmaking abilities, averages 17.5 points and 6.4 assists per game, while Reaves brings a well-rounded game with 15.7 points, 3.9 rebounds, and 5.5 assists per game.

The Suns are in red-hot form, averaging 117.4 points per game and riding a seven-game home winning streak. Meanwhile, the Lakers will look to bounce back after a recent loss to the Denver Nuggets. Both teams will be missing key players, with Jusuf Nurkic expected to return for the Suns after sitting out their last game with an ankle injury.

In their most recent outings, Durant put up an impressive performance with 28 points, 11 rebounds, and eight assists in a loss to the Houston Rockets, while Russell and Reaves contributed solid numbers in the Lakers’ matchup against the Oklahoma City Thunder.

The stage is set for an action-packed game as the Lakers aim to extend their dominance over the Suns, but Phoenix will be determined to defend their home court and continue their winning streak. Tip-off is scheduled for 3:30 p.m. ET, and fans can expect a thrilling showdown between these two Pacific Division rivals.

Rachel Adams

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