Phoenix; Saturday, 5 p.m. EST
LINE: Suns -4.5
BOTTOM LINE: The Phoenix Suns face the Golden State Warriors.
The Suns are 17-5 against Western Conference opponents. Phoenix is fourth in the league allowing just 104.0 points per game while holding opponents to 43.3% shooting.
The Warriors are 6-1 against the rest of the division. Golden State is second in the Western Conference shooting 36.7% from downtown. Andrew Wiggins paces the Warriors shooting 42.2% from 3-point range.
The teams play for the third time this season. In the last matchup on Dec. 4 the Warriors won 118-96 led by 23 points from Stephen Curry, while Deandre Ayton scored 23 points for the Suns.
TOP PERFORMERS: Devin Booker is scoring 23.3 points per game with 5.2 rebounds and 4.7 assists for the Suns. Ayton is averaging 18.8 points and 11.0 rebounds while shooting 59.6% over the past 10 games for Phoenix.
Curry is scoring 27.7 points per game and averaging 5.4 rebounds for the Warriors. Wiggins is averaging 3.3 made 3-pointers over the last 10 games for Golden State.
LAST 10 GAMES: Suns: 8-2, averaging 111.1 points, 48.3 rebounds, 26.5 assists, 7.8 steals and 4.4 blocks per game while shooting 46.9% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 102.8 points per game.
Warriors: 7-3, averaging 107.4 points, 44.6 rebounds, 25.7 assists, 7.9 steals and 5.5 blocks per game while shooting 46.0% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 102.7 points.
INJURIES: Suns: Dario Saric: out (knee), Frank Kaminsky: out (knee), Abdel Nader: out (rest).
Warriors: Klay Thompson: out (right achilles), Andre Iguodala: out (knee), James Wiseman: out (knee), Andrew Wiggins: out (health and safety protocols), Jordan Poole: out (health and safety protocols).
The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.
The West's best face off for supremacy on Christmas Day
The Phoenix Suns take on the Golden State Warriors for the third time this season on Christmas Day.