Through 1 Quarter
We’ve seen some fireworks one quarter in as the Phoenix Suns and the Charlotte Hornets have combined for 72 points. Neither team has the matchup in the bag, but Phoenix leads 38-34.
Shooting guard Devin Booker has taken over for the Suns, currently boasting 16 points (42% of their total). Charlotte has been led by power forward Jalen McDaniels, who so far has eight points in addition to three boards and one block.
This is the most points Phoenix has had yet this year going into the second quarter.
Charlotte @ Phoenix
Current Records: Charlotte 14-16; Phoenix 20-10
What to Know
The Phoenix Suns have the luxury of staying home another game and will welcome the Charlotte Hornets at 9 p.m. ET Feb. 24 at PHX Arena. Phoenix knows how to get points on the board — the squad has finished with flashy point totals in its past four matchups — so hopefully Charlotte likes a good challenge.
You’re bound to get a positive result if you outscore your opponent every quarter, and that’s exactly how it played out for the Suns on Monday. They put a hurting on the Portland Trail Blazers at home to the tune of 132-100. The game was all but wrapped up at the end of the third, by which point Phoenix had established a 100-71 advantage. Their shooting guard Devin Booker did his thing and had 34 points.
Meanwhile, Charlotte was expected to have a tough go of it on Monday, and, well, they did. They found themselves the reluctant recipients of an unfortunate 132-110 punch to the gut against the Utah Jazz. This matchup was a close 67-64 at the break, but unfortunately for Charlotte it sure didn’t stay that way. Charlotte’s loss came about despite a quality game from small forward Gordon Hayward, who had 21 points.
The Suns are the favorite in this one, with an expected 9.5-point margin of victory. They might be worth taking a chance on against the spread as they are currently on a three-game streak of ATS wins.
Phoenix’s win lifted them to 20-10 while Charlotte’s defeat dropped them down to 14-16. We’ll see if Phoenix can repeat their recent success or if the Hornets bounce back and reverse their fortune.
How To Watch
- When: Wednesday at 9 p.m. ET
- Where: PHX Arena — Phoenix, Arizona
- TV: Fox Sports – Arizona
- Follow: CBS Sports App
The Suns are a big 9.5-point favorite against the Hornets, according to the latest NBA odds.
The oddsmakers were right in line with the betting community on this one, as the game opened as a 9.5-point spread, and stayed right there.
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Charlotte have won six out of their last ten games against Phoenix.
- Jan 12, 2020 – Phoenix 100 vs. Charlotte 92
- Dec 02, 2019 – Phoenix 109 vs. Charlotte 104
- Jan 19, 2019 – Charlotte 135 vs. Phoenix 115
- Jan 06, 2019 – Charlotte 119 vs. Phoenix 113
- Mar 10, 2018 – Charlotte 122 vs. Phoenix 115
- Feb 04, 2018 – Charlotte 115 vs. Phoenix 110
- Mar 26, 2017 – Charlotte 120 vs. Phoenix 106
- Mar 02, 2017 – Phoenix 120 vs. Charlotte 103
- Mar 01, 2016 – Charlotte 126 vs. Phoenix 92
- Jan 06, 2016 – Phoenix 111 vs. Charlotte 102
Injury Report for Phoenix
No Injury Information
Injury Report for Charlotte
- Nate Darling: Game-Time Decision (Knee)
- Devonte’ Graham: Out (Kneecap)
- Caleb Martin: Out (Covid-19)