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Phoenix Suns (7-5, fourth in the Western Conference) vs. Houston Rockets (4-8, 14th in the Western Conference)

BOTTOM LINE: Houston hosts Phoenix in a matchup of Western Conference teams.

The Rockets are 3-6 in conference play. Houston is 0-4 against opponents with a losing record.

The Suns are 5-3 against Western Conference opponents. Phoenix is third in the Western Conference giving up only 106.8 points while holding opponents to 46.5% shooting.

The teams match up Wednesday for the first time this season.

TOP PERFORMERS: Victor Oladipo is shooting 56.5% and averaging 32 points. Jae’Sean Tate is averaging 8.4 points over the last 10 games for Houston.

Chris Paul is averaging 13.5 points and 8.6 assists for the Suns. Cameron Johnson is averaging 2.7 made 3-pointers and scoring 12.3 points over the last 10 games for Phoenix.

LAST 10 GAMES: Rockets: 4-6, averaging 108.5 points, 43.7 rebounds, 22.6 assists, 7.9 steals and 6.9 blocks per game while shooting 45.8% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 110 points on 45.2% shooting.

Suns: 6-4, averaging 111 points, 42.2 rebounds, 26.9 assists, 5.4 steals and 4.2 blocks per game while shooting 47.2% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 107.4 points on 47.1% shooting.

INJURIES: Rockets: Dante Exum: out (calf), John Wall: out (knee), Sterling Brown: out (health and safety protocols), Brodric Thomas: out (ankle), Danuel House: out (health and safety protocols), Chris Clemons: out for season (achilles).

Suns: Jalen Smith: out (health and safety protocols), Dario Saric: out (health protocols), Damian Jones: out (undisclosed).

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