Clippers Vs. Suns: Can The Clippers End Road Futility In Phoenix?

March 1, 2012; Sacramento, CA, USA; Los Angeles Clippers guard Chris Paul (3) talks with forward Bobby Simmons (21) after a foul call against the Sacramento Kings in the second quarter at the Power Balance Pavilion. Mandatory Credit: Cary Edmondson-US PRESSWIRE

The Los Angeles Clippers and Phoenix Suns meet up Friday night in Arizona as Chris Paul attempts to help the Clippers stop their nine-game losing streak at US Airways Arena.

The Los Angeles Clippers haven't defeated the Phoenix Suns at home in nine straight attempts, but that could all change on Friday night. Chris Paul has never visited the US Airways Center as a member of the Clippers, but will do so at 10:30 ET when the two teams match-up for the second game of a double-header on ESPN.

Paul scored 22 points and dished nine assists on Thursday night in a win against the Sacramento Kings in the first game of a six-game roadtrip, but things are expected to be a bit more difficult for him on Friday night when he matches up with Steve Nash. It probably doesn't help that the team might be looking ahead as they try to get through a stretch in which they play four games in five nights.

The Suns enter Friday's contest coming off of a victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves in their first game since the NBA All-Star break. In a surprise twist, it was a veteran -- but not Steve Nash -- that led the team in scoring as Grant Hill turned back the clock to pick up his first 20+-point outing of the season.

The Suns might have the series history on their side, but it wouldn't be surprising to see Lob City enter Phoenix on Friday night with something to prove.

For more on the Clippers, be sure to check out Clips Nation. Suns overage on SB Nation can be found at Bright Side of the Sun.

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