The Phoenix Suns (46-18, first in the Western Conference) will face the Cleveland Cavaliers (21-43, 13th in the Eastern Conference)
Tuesday, 7 p.m. EDT in Cleveland
The Western Conference-leading Phoenix Suns travel to Cleveland to face the Cavaliers.
On their home court, the Cavaliers are 12-19. Cleveland ranks ninth in the Eastern Conference in team defense, allowing 111.4 points per game while holding opponents to 48.2 percent shooting.
The Suns have a 21-9 record away from home. Phoenix ranks fourth in the Western Conference, allowing only 108.4 points per game while holding opponents to 46.2 percent shooting.
This is the second time the teams have met this season. The Suns won the previous meeting 119-113 on February 8. Devin Booker led Phoenix to victory with 36 points.
Kevin Love leads the Cavaliers in 3-point shooting, averaging 2.1 per game and scoring 11.5 points per game while shooting 34.9 percent from beyond the arc. Over the last ten games, Collin Sexton has averaged 18.5 points and 3.7 rebounds while shooting 35.2 percent for Cleveland.
Chris Paul leads the Suns with 8.8 assists and 16.2 points per game. Over the last ten games, Deandre Ayton has averaged 10 rebounds and 12.4 points per game for the Phoenix Suns.
LAST 10 GAMES:
Cavaliers: 1-9, averaging 103.5 points per game, 41.4 rebounds, 25.8 assists, seven steals, and 3.1 blocks while shooting 46.5 percent from the field. Their opponents average 113.3 points per game on 49.9 percent shooting.
Suns: 7-3, averaging 112.7 points per game, 41.1 rebounds, 24.7 assists, 7.5 steals, and 4.7 blocks while shooting 49.0 percent from the field. Their opponents average 112.3 points per game on 49.6 percent shooting.
Cavaliers: Isaiah Hartenstein: day to day (concussion), Dylan Windler: out (knee), Taurean Prince: out for season (ankle), Larry Nance Jr.: out (thumb), Lamar Stevens: day to day (concussion), Darius Garland: day to day (ankle), Matthew Dellavedova: out for season (neck).