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Suns host the Pistons for cross-conference contest

March 21, 2019

Detroit Pistons (36-34, sixth in the Eastern Conference) vs. Phoenix Suns (17-55, 15th in the Western Conference)

Phoenix; Thursday, 10 p.m. EDT

BOTTOM LINE: Phoenix and Detroit face off in non-conference action.

The Suns are 10-25 on their home court. Phoenix ranks fourth in the Western Conference with 15.1 fast break points per game, led by Devin Booker averaging 4.

The Pistons have gone 13-21 away from home. Detroit ranks third in the Eastern Conference with 11.3 offensive rebounds per game, led by Andre Drummond averaging 5.2. The Pistons won 118-107 in the last meeting between these two teams on Nov. 25. Drummond led Detroit with 19 points and Booker led Phoenix with 37 points.

TOP PERFORMERS: Booker leads the Suns averaging 2.1 made 3-pointers and scoring 25.5 points per game while shooting 32.3 percent from beyond the arc. Kelly Oubre Jr. has averaged 18.9 points and totaled 5.3 rebounds while shooting 45.1 percent over the last 10 games for Phoenix.

Drummond has shot 53.1 percent and is averaging 17.4 points for the Pistons. Ish Smith has averaged five assists and scored 9.1 points over the last 10 games for Detroit.

LAST 10 GAMES: Pistons: 7-3, averaging 110.4 points, 45.2 rebounds, 24.7 assists, 6.3 steals and 4.5 blocks per game while shooting 46.0 percent from the field. Their opponents have averaged 106.7 points on 46.6 percent shooting.

Suns: 5-5, averaging 112.8 points, 42.8 rebounds, 24 assists, 9.4 steals and 5.7 blocks per game while shooting 46.2 percent from the field. Their opponents have averaged 115.2 points on 47.0 percent shooting.

Suns Injuries: TJ Warren: out (ankle), Tyler Johnson: out (knee), Kelly Oubre Jr.: out (thumb).

Pistons Injuries: None listed.

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