Phoenix takes on Los Angeles, seeks to end 14-game slide
Phoenix Suns (11-47, 15th in the Western Conference) vs. Los Angeles Clippers (31-27, eighth in the Western Conference)
Los Angeles; Wednesday, 10 p.m. Eastern
BOTTOM LINE: Phoenix enters the matchup with Los Angeles as losers of 14 in a row.
The Clippers are 8-3 against division opponents. Los Angeles is seventh in the league in scoring averaging 113.9 points and shooting 47 percent.
The Suns are 1-11 against opponents from the Pacific Division. Phoenix ranks last in the Western Conference shooting 32.7 percent from 3-point range. The Clippers won the last meeting between these two squads 121-111 on Jan. 4. Danilo Gallinari led the way with 21 points.
TOP PERFORMERS: Landry Shamet leads the Clippers averaging 3.5 made 3-pointers and averages 16.0 points while shooting 58.3 percent from beyond the arc. Lou Williams has averaged 24.6 points and 3.6 rebounds while shooting 40.7 percent over the last 10 games for Los Angeles.
Devin Booker leads the Suns averaging 24.9 points and grabbing 3.9 rebounds. Mikal Bridges has averaged two made 3-pointers and has scored 11.6 points over the last 10 games for Phoenix.
LAST 10 GAMES: Suns: 0-10, averaging 103.9 points, 39.9 rebounds, 23.5 assists, 8.4 steals and 4.7 blocks per game while shooting 45.3 percent from the field. Their opponents have averaged 119.8 points on 48.7 percent shooting.
Clippers: 5-5, averaging 113.2 points, 44.4 rebounds, 25.2 assists, 7.1 steals and 4.8 blocks per game while shooting 46.9 percent from the field. Their opponents have averaged 115 points on 45.6 percent shooting.
Clippers Injuries: Wilson Chandler: out (quad), Luc Mbah a Moute: out (knee).
Suns Injuries: TJ Warren: day to day (ankle), De’Anthony Melton: day to day (ankle).