Time: The Suns host the Jazz tonight at 7 at US Airways Center.
Records: Suns 12-21 (fifth in the Pacific Division) vs. Jazz 16-17 (fifth in the Northwest Division)
PG: Goran Dragic (14.5 points and 6.5 assists) vs. Jamaal Tinsley (3.8 points and 5.0 assists)
SG: P.J. Tucker (4.7 points and 3.4 rebounds) vs. Randy Foye (10.7 points and 1.6 rebounds)
SF: Jared Dudley (11.7 points and 3.3 rebounds) vs. Marvin Williams (9.3 points and 3.6 rebounds)
PF: Luis Scola (13 points and 6.2 rebounds) vs. Paul Millsap (14.4 points and 7.5 rebounds)
C: Marcin Gortat: (11.3 points and 8.6 rebounds) vs. Al Jefferson (16.8 points and 9.9 rebounds)
Jazz starting point guard Mo Williams, who is averaging 12.9 points and 6.7 assists a game, will be out for at least another six weeks after surgery on his injured right thumb. Filling in for Williams will be veteran Jamaal Tinsley, who is averaging 3.8 points and 5.0 assists a night.
No Place Like Home
The Suns have won four-straight home games in their series with the Jazz. Phoenix is hoping to send Utah to its eighth loss in 11 games and fourth in its last five on the road.
Currently, the Jazz are 6-13 on the road.
The Suns own 1,999 wins all-time and are just one shy of earning the 2,000th victory in franchise history. Phoenix is all but assured of being the fourth-fastest franchise to reach the plateau in NBA history, trailing only the Celtics, Lakers and Sixers.
In addition, Phoenix owns the fourth-best winning percentage in league history.
Suns point guard Goran Dragic is averaging 17.3 points, 8.7 assists and 1.67 blocks in his last three games. One of the possible reasons for the increase could be that he’s getting to the line at a rate of 9.3 attempts per contest.
Also, for the first time as a member of the Suns, Dragic has at least 16 points and six assists in three-straight games.