The two teams are at opposite ends of the Western Conference table. The Suns are right behind the Utah Jazz in second place, while the Rockets appear to be heading towards the NBA lottery.
Phoenix Suns vs Houston Rockets Injury Report
The Phoenix Suns don't have a long list of injuries for Monday's game.
Only power forward Frank Kaminsky and shooting guard Abdel Nader will miss the fixture. Kaminsky has been ruled out due to health and safety protocols, while Nader has been sidelined because of a knee problem.
The Houston Rockets have several players sidelined for the clash against the Phoenix Suns.
Danuel House will miss the game because of an ankle injury, while starting point guard John Wall remains sidelined due to a knee issue. David Nwaba has also been sidelined with a wrist problem.
Eric Gordon is targeting a mid-April return following a groin injury, which automatically rules him out of the game. Meanwhile, both Dante Exum and Chris Clemons are out indefinitely with calf and Achilles injuries, respectively.
Phoenix Suns vs Houston Rockets Predicted Lineups
The Phoenix Suns will start the game with a backcourt of Devin Booker and veteran guard Chris Paul. The latter has been in stellar form this season, averaging 16 points and 8.7 assists per game on 49% shooting from the field.
Defensive stoppers Mikal Bridges and Jae Crowder will take up the forward spots, while former first overall pick DeAndre Ayton will start at center.
Head coach Stephen Silas will field Jae'Sean Tate and Kevin Porter Jr. in the back court, with Sterling Brown playing at the 3. Christian Wood will start at power forward, and recent acquisition Kelly Olynyk will partner him in the frontcourt.
Olynyk had a strong outing in the Houston Rockets' last game against the New Orleans Pelicans, as he scored 26 points and grabbed 8 rebounds on 9-17 shooting from the field.
Phoenix Suns vs Houston Rockets Predicted Starting 5s
Point Guard - Jae'Sean Tate | Shooting Guard - Kevin Porter Jr. | Small Forward - Sterling Brown | Power Forward - Kelly Olynyk | Center - Christian Wood.
Point Guard - Chris Paul | Shooting Guard - Devin Booker | Small Forward - Mikal Bridges | Power Forward - Jae Crowder | Center - Deandre Ayton.