Phoenix Suns (0-1, ninth in the Western Conference) vs. Los Angeles Lakers (0-1, 11th in the Western Conference)
Los Angeles; Friday, 10 p.m. EDT
LINE: Lakers -3.5; over/under is 227.5
BOTTOM LINE: The Los Angeles Lakers host the Phoenix Suns.
Los Angeles went 25-17 in Western Conference action and 21-15 at home during the 2020-21 season. The Lakers averaged 7.8 steals, 5.4 blocks and 14.7 turnovers per game last season.
Phoenix finished 7-5 in Pacific Division action and 24-12 on the road last season. The Suns allowed opponents to score 109.5 points per game and shoot 46.7% from the field last season.
INJURIES: Lakers: Talen Horton-Tucker: out (thumb), Trevor Ariza: out (ankle), Kendrick Nunn: day to day (right ankle), Wayne Ellington: day to day (left hamstring).
Suns: Dario Saric: out (knee).
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