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Phoenix takes on Utah, seeks to halt 3-game slide

March 25, 2019

Phoenix Suns (17-57, 15th in the Western Conference) vs. Utah Jazz (43-30, seventh in the Western Conference)

Salt Lake City; Monday, 9 p.m. EDT

BOTTOM LINE: Phoenix aims to end its three-game skid with a win against Utah.

The Jazz have gone 23-12 in home games. Utah is 0-7 in one-possession games.

The Suns have gone 7-31 away from home. Phoenix is fourth in the Western Conference with 15 fast break points per game, led by Devin Booker averaging 4.1. The Jazz won the last meeting between these two teams 114-97 on March 13. Donovan Mitchell led Utah to the win with a 26-point game.

TOP PERFORMERS: Rudy Gobert is averaging 15.5 points and 12.9 rebounds for the Jazz. Mitchell is averaging 3.1 made 3-pointers and 25.8 points over the last 10 games for Utah.

Deandre Ayton leads the Suns with 10.3 rebounds and averages 16.5 points. Booker has averaged 30.2 points and collected 4.9 rebounds while shooting 45.2 percent over the last 10 games for Phoenix.

LAST 10 GAMES: Suns: 4-6, averaging 109.5 points, 42.6 rebounds, 24.1 assists, 8.6 steals and 5.5 blocks per game while shooting 45.6 percent from the field. Their opponents have averaged 114.3 points on 44.9 percent shooting.

Jazz: 7-3, averaging 113.6 points, 48.8 rebounds, 28.3 assists, 8.3 steals and 6.5 blocks per game while shooting 47.5 percent from the field. Their opponents have averaged 102.2 points on 44.5 percent shooting.

Jazz Injuries: Dante Exum: out (right knee pain).

Suns Injuries: TJ Warren: out (ankle), Tyler Johnson: out (knee), Kelly Oubre Jr.: out for season (thumb), Josh Jackson: day to day (ankle).

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The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by HERO Sports, and data from Sportradar.