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Phoenix Suns vs Portland Trail Blazers match preview NBA- 3 March, 2022

Phoenix Suns welcome Portland Trail Blazers at the Footprint Center in Phoenix, Arizona on Thursday, March 3, 2022, at 8:30 AM (IST) in the regular 2021/22 NBA Season. Here, you can find everything you want to know about Phoenix Suns vs Portland Trail Blazers, such as the match details, recent form, player to watch out for, match prediction and much more.

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Phoenix Suns vs Portland Trail Blazers: Match Details

Date: Thursday, March 3, 2022
Time: 8:30 AM IST OR 10:00 PM ET (March 2)
Location:  Footprint Center, Phoenix, Arizona

Recent Form

Phoenix Suns have been in good form recently. In the last five fixtures, they have won thrice, losing two times (WWWLL). They are 8-2 in their last 10 games.

Portland Trail Blazers have been in poor form recently. In the last five fixtures, they have won thrice, losing two times (WWWLL). However, they are 4-6 in their last 10 games.

The Suns currently sit in first place in the Western Conference. While the Trail Blazers are positioned ten places below them, in eleventh place in the Western Conference.

Their last meeting took place on December 14, 2021, and it ended in a 111-107 Overtime win for the Suns away in Portland. This will be their fourth meeting in the 2021-2022 NBA season.

Player to Watch

Phoenix SunsDevin Booker

The momentum from featuring in the All-Star game could see Devin Booker raise his level even higher.

Booker is averaging the second most minutes (34.4) and the most points (25.6) this season for Phoenix, to go with 5.2 rebounds and 4.6 assists. The Suns also get the most three-point shooting production out of Booker, who makes 2.6 threes per game.

However, he also has the most Turnovers per game (2.4) and Fouls per game (2.5) for the Suns, which makes him a player to watch out for.

Portland Trail BlazersAnfernee Simons

Anfernee Simons puts up enough points (17.1 per game) and assists (3.9 per game) to sit atop the squad’s leader boards.

He has played in the second most games (55) for Portland this season, trailing only Center Jusuf Nurkic.

Simons hits 3.0 three-pointers per game, the most on the Trail Blazers.

Phoenix Suns vs Portland Trail Blazers: Key Points

  • Damian Lillard and Jusuf Nurkic of the Trail Blazers and Chris Paul of the Suns will miss this game due to injuries.
  • Phoenix is 26-7 at home, while Portland is 9-18 away.
  • The Suns have won 5 of their last 6 games against the Trail Blazers in the regular season.
  • Over the last 3 games, Cameron Johnson has been the Suns’ 2nd leading scorer with 19.7 points per game 
  • The Trail Blazers’ 107.7 points per game are just 1.8 more points than the 105.9, the Suns allow to opponents.

Phoenix Suns vs Portland Trail Blazers: Match Prediction

Portland Trail Blazers are underdogs for this game. Oddsmakers are favoring Phoenix Suns, especially because of their home form and the major absences in the opposition dugout.

Predicted Winner: Phoenix Suns

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