The Phoenix Suns pay the Sacramento Kings a visit while they look to get back on track, and also avenge the loss last November.

Catch the game tomorrow at 11:00 AM, Manila time.

AWAY: Phoenix Suns (14-13, 7-5 AWAY)

Projected starting five:

  • Devin Booker
  • Grayson Allen
  • Nassir Little
  • Kevin Durant
  • Jusuf Nurkic

The Suns have gone cold. After racking up seven straight wins, they have gone just 3-7 since, scoring 110.0 points per game and allowing 114.8 in return over that span, which is despite Kevin Durant having big scoring nights. 

The recent loss is also one of the most disappointing yet as they were upset by the rebuilding and shorthanded Portland Trail Blazers, 109-104.

Further, the Suns were also defeated by the Kings in their first meeting, 114-106, and it’s one of their aforementioned recent Ls. To be fair, though, Devin Booker (27.9 PPG) was the lone star present from Phoenix’s Big 3. Tomorrow, while the trio is still incomplete, Booker will be joined by Kevin Durant, who’s having a prolific season at age 35, pouring in 31.0 PPG.

Jusuf Nurkic, Eric Gordon, and Grayson Allen will provide secondary scoring for the squad. Double-double machine Nurkic headlines that group with 12.1 PPG, 10.3 RPG, 3.9 APG, 1.0 SPG, 1.2 BPG.


HOME: Sacramento Kings (16-10, 10-4 HOME)

Projected starting five:

  • De’Aaron Fox
  • Kevin Huerter
  • Harrison Barnes
  • Keegan Murray
  • Domantas Sabonis

The Kings had their three-game winning streak snapped on Thursday by the Boston Celtics, 144-119. They have now given up a whopping 275 points over their last two contests, which sounds concerning given they’ll have Durant and Booker next. Still, the ‘Beam Team’ will look to be in good shape for tomorrow. Like last season, their best defense is great offense.

De’Aaron Fox is continuing to peak further, and is now dropping 30.1 PPG on the season. He and Domantas Sabonis will remain as the two threats, which was in full display in the mentioned win over the Suns, with Fox posting 34 points and seven assists and Sabonis stuffing the statsheet with 15 points, 17 boards, and seven dimes.

The two will have plenty of ample help as four different players are averaging between 11 and 16 points per contest: Keegan Murray, Malik Monk, Harrison Barnes, and Kevin Huerter.


Handicap: The Kings (-3.5) fail to cover.

Over/Under: The total goes over 241.5.