Phoenix Suns guard Devin Booker (left foot sprain) and forward Cameron Payne (foot) are out for Tuesday night’s road game against the Memphis Grizzlies. Phoenix will play without Landry Shamet (Achilles). Both Jae Crowder (personal) and Cam Johnson (knee) are out indefinitely.
For the Grizzlies, Danny Green is listed as questionable for this matchup. Green injured the ACL and LCL in his left knee last season with the Philadelphia 76ers. He is yet to make his debut in the 2022-23 season. In 62 games with the Sixers last season, Green averaged 5.9 points, 2.5 rebounds, 1.0 assists and 1.0 steals.
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In 29 starts this season, Booker is averaging a career-high 27.1 points. Along with averaging 4.6 boards and 5.6 assists per game, the eight-year veteran is shooting 47.7% from the floor and 37% from 3-point range.
Booker left Sunday’s game against the Nuggets due to the injury. He did not return. On December 17, in the Suns’ 118-114 win over the New Orleans Pelicans, the guard scored a game-high 58 points in 43 minutes of action. He finished 21-of-35 (60%) from the field and 6-of-12 (50%) from beyond the arc.
Suns guard Devin Booker (left foot strain), forward Cameron Payne (foot) will play against the Grizzlies on Tuesday.
Cameron Payne is also averaging 12.7 points, 5.3 assists and 1.0 steals in 26 games this season. He is also shooting 41.6% from the floor and 38.7% from beyond the arc.
Heading into this Western Conference matchup, Phoenix had won just three of their last 10 games. The Suns are currently on a three-game skid. Although the Grizzlies are 8-3 in their last 11 contests, they are just 1-4 in their previous five games.
Danny Green is set to return some time before the All-Star break for the Memphis Grizzlies.
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Of course, the Suns are 1-5 in their last six road games. And Phoenix is 6-14 in its last 20 road games against Memphis. The Grizzlies have also won seven straight at home. They are 10-4-1 ATS in their previous 15 games played this month.
According to ESPN’s Basketball Power Index, the Grizzlies have a 70.4% chance of beating the Suns at home. Sportsbooks have not yet released betting lines for this match. Memphis is probably the favorite.