Phoenix takes on Sacramento, looks to stop 13-game slide
Phoenix Suns (11-46, 15th in the Western Conference) vs. Sacramento Kings (29-26, ninth in the Western Conference)
Sacramento; Sunday, 6 p.m. Eastern
BOTTOM LINE: Phoenix heads into the matchup against Sacramento after losing 13 in a row.
The Kings have gone 15-20 against Western Conference teams. Sacramento is fourth in the Western Conference with 25.6 assists per game, led by De’Aaron Fox averaging 7.1.
The Suns are 1-10 in division play. Phoenix ranks last in the Western Conference shooting 32.9 percent from 3-point range. In their last meeting on Jan. 8, the Suns won 115-111. Kelly Oubre Jr. led Phoenix with 26 points.
TOP PERFORMERS: Fox is shooting 46 percent and averaging 17.2 points. Buddy Hield is averaging 4.1 made 3-pointers and has scored 21.6 points over the last 10 games for Sacramento.
Jamal Crawford ranks second on the Suns with 3.4 assists and scores 6.3 points. Josh Jackson has scored 18.7 points and totaled six rebounds while shooting 43.4 percent over the last 10 games for Phoenix.
LAST 10 GAMES: Suns: 0-10, averaging 104.9 points, 38.3 rebounds, 23.5 assists, 8.8 steals and 4.8 blocks per game while shooting 45.8 percent from the field. Their opponents have averaged 119.7 points on 48.4 percent shooting.
Kings: 6-4, averaging 108.9 points, 46.3 rebounds, 24.9 assists, 8.1 steals and 4.7 blocks per game while shooting 45.2 percent from the field. Their opponents have averaged 111.8 points on 44.8 percent shooting.
Suns Injuries: TJ Warren: out (ankle), De’Anthony Melton: day to day (ankle), Devin Booker: day to day (hamstring).