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Phoenix Suns (3-4) at Chicago Bulls (3-5) Game Preview: Bradley Beal to Make Season Debut

The Phoenix Suns (3-4) and Chicago Bulls (3-5) meet tonight in Phoenix’s final game of its three-game road trip. Bradley Beal will make his season debut for the Suns tonight after missing the first seven games. Both the Suns and Bulls are coming off victories in their last games that snapped three game losing streaks.

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Local Game Information

Start Time: 6 p.m. MST

Location: United Center

TV Channel: 3 TV/AZ Family

Radio: Arizona Sports 98.7 FM, La Mejor 106.5 FM

Stream: Suns Live (click for more info)

Injury Report

Phoenix Suns: Bradley Beal (Low Back Spasms) AVAILABLE | Devin Booker (Right Calf Strain) OUT | Damion Lee (Right Meniscus Surgery) OUT

Chicago Bulls: NA besides Lonzo Ball (knee) and two-way players


Phoenix Suns: Bradley Beal, Grayson Allen, Keita Bates-Diop, Kevin Durant, Jusuf Nurkić

Chicago Bulls: Coby White, Zach LaVine, Demar DeRozan, Torey Craig, Nikola Vučević

Last Time Out

The Suns (3-4) snapped a three-game losing streak by defeating the Pistons 120-106 on the road on Sunday. Kevin Durant posted his fourth-straight 40-point game vs. Detroit to help the Suns win in convincing fashion in a battle of two banged-up teams. Phoenix outrebounded the Pistons 43-33 and shot 50% from the floor. Eric Gordon had 21 points of his own to take some of the scoring load off Durant, as he also recorded eight assists and five rebounds. This led to him having the highest plus/minus of the game at +23. Grayson Allen had 14 points, while Josh Okogie had 10 points and seven rebounds (four offensive). Of the nine players who were in the main rotation, all scored over six points other than Keita Bates-Diop who had six rebounds starting his second consecutive game.

The Chicago Bulls also snapped a three-game losing streak at home on Monday, defeating the Utah Jazz 130-113 behind 24 points from Zach LaVine and 21 from Demar DeRozan. The Bulls shot over 50% (51.6%) in this matchup. Eight Chicago Bulls players scored in double figures, and they had 54 bench points against a struggling Jazz team.

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Team Matchup Notes

Here are some stats, notes and everything else to know about the Suns and Bulls before their first matchup of the year (via Suns)

Each team’s stats (via Suns and Bulls):

Preview: Bradley Beal AVAILABLE

Bradley Beal will return for the Suns’ tonight on an unspecified minutes restriction.

BREAKING: Bradley Beal AVAILABLE Tonight vs. Bulls

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Brendan Mau is a senior writer covering the Phoenix Suns and more for Burn City Sports. You can follow him on X via @Brendan_Mau

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