Suns to take on Spurs in Phoenix for second time this week

Phoenix Suns' Kevin Durant (35) shoots over San Antonio Spurs' Jeremy Sochan (10) during the...
Phoenix Suns' Kevin Durant (35) shoots over San Antonio Spurs' Jeremy Sochan (10) during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Phoenix, Tuesday, Oct. 31, 2023. (AP Photo/Darryl Webb)(Darryl Webb | AP)
Published: Nov. 2, 2023 at 10:28 AM MST
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PHOENIX (3TV/CBS 5) Two days after being stunned by the Spurs in the game’s final second, the Phoenix Suns will once again take on San Antonio in downtown Phoenix on Thursday night.

Both teams are 2-2 as they enter another conference showdown at the Footprint Center. The game, which tips off at 7 p.m. MST, will be broadcast on 3TV (KTVK) and Arizona’s Family Sports (KPHE). Learn more about how to watch Suns games on Arizona’s Family all season long.

President and CEO Chris Granger talks about how OVG is making major improvements to hospitality offerings at the Footprint Center.

The Spurs, who trailed by as many as 20 points, broke a nine-game losing streak against Phoenix on Halloween when Keldon Johnson stripped Kevin Durant of the ball and made a contested layup with 1.2 seconds left. On the other side of the ball, Durant led Phoenix with 26 points. Eric Gordon scored 20, Grayson Allen had 19 on 5 of 7 shooting from 3-point range for the Suns, who played without injured starting guards Bradley Beal and Devin Booker.

While Beal remains out Thursday with low back spasms, Booker is still questionable to return after suffering a left ankle sprain during the season opener against Golden State on Oct. 24. Before he was hurt, Booker scored 32 points and had 8 assists in the 108-104 win over the Warriors. He’s been sidelined ever since.

Amanda Pflugrad is no stranger to Arizona. Joining the Suns as their new sideline reporter is also a homecoming for Amanda.

The absence of Booker and Beal has left Durant to carry most of the weight. In scoring his 25th point Tuesday night, Durant became the 12th player in NBA history to reach 27,000 career points.

For the Spurs, Eric Gordon has scored 66 points through the first four games.

Josh Bartelstein, the new CEO of the Phoenix Suns and Phoenix Mercury, talks about improvements to the fan experience at Footprint Center.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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