The Phoenix Suns will kick off a five-game homestand on Saturday night when they meet the Washington Wizards, who are halfway through their six-game road swing. The Suns followed an overtime win over NBA-leading Utah on Wednesday with a 113-103 loss Thursday in Los Angeles against the Clippers, snapping a seven-game winning streak. Phoenix went just 6-of-24 shooting from 3-point range in Los Angeles, while the Clippers connected on 18 of their 37 attempts from long range.
Clippers guard Patrick Beverley is likely to miss the rest of the regular season after breaking his left hand during Thursday's game against the Phoenix Suns. Beverley was going for a rebound in the fourth quarter of Los Angeles' 113-103 victory when he broke the fourth metacarpal bone in his left hand. The Clippers announced before Friday's game against the Houston Rockets that Beverley had surgery and will be evaluated again in three to four weeks.
The Suns are now the No. 2 seed in the West, a top-10 offense and defense that now demands the attention of their Western Conference foes, who are approaching them with a level of scrutiny and attention that they haven’t experienced before.