Phoenix 115, Portland 111

Boxscore | Recap
Friday, January 14, 2011 10:30 PM
Location - US Airways Center, Phoenix, Arizona
Officials - #72 Kevin Cutler, #61 Courtney Kirkland, #15 Bennett Salvatore
Attendance - 17412

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Portland 36 23 27 25 111
Phoenix 28 28 29 30 115

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Portland 20-20 12-5 8-15 L3
Phoenix 17-21 11-9 6-12 W2

Recap

Steve Nash had 23 points and 13 assists and drained a late 3-pointer as the Phoenix Suns salvaged the finale of a four-game season series against the Brandon Roy-less Portland Trail Blazers with a 115-111 home victory Friday night.
 
Grant Hill scored 13 of his 21 points in the third quarter for the Suns, who won consecutive games for the first time in six weeks and now head out for a five-game East Coast swing.
 
Wesley Matthews and LaMarcus Aldridge combined for 51 points for the Blazers, who lost their third straight and began an extended stretch without All-Star Brandon Roy, who will undergo surgery on both knees next week.
 
Phoenix closed the first half on a 16-8 run to close within three and used Hill’s spurt to pull within 86-85 heading into the fourth.
 
Phoenix held a small lead most of the fourth, but Andre Miller scored nine straight Blazers points and Nicolas Batum drained two free throws to tie the game at 108 with 1:21 left.
 
Nash then found a little daylight off a high screen and drained a 3-pointer from the right wing with 70 seconds remaining.
 
After Aldridge and Vince Carter split free throws, Aldridge missed a jump hook in the lane with 21 seconds left and the Suns held on.
 
About the only thing Nash did wrong was miss two free throws, snapping his streak of 48 straight made foul shots.

Top Game Performances

Portland   Phoenix
Wesley Matthews 26 Scoring Steve Nash 23
Andre Miller 8 Assists Steve Nash 13
Marcus Camby 15 Rebounds Channing Frye 8
LaMarcus Aldridge 7 Free Throws Made Steve Nash 5
Dante Cunningham 2 Steals Vince Carter 2
Marcus Camby 1 Blocks Channing Frye 3

Team Stats Summary

Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
Portland 111 48.1 8-17 25-33 26 39 2 7 13
Phoenix 115 53.8 10-19 21-32 22 39 4 6 14

Upcoming Games

  • Phoenix will play their next game on the road against New York. The Suns have a W/L % of .375 after a win and .500 after a loss.
  • Portland will play their next game at home against New Jersey. The Trail Blazers have a W/L % of .500 after a win and .500 after a loss.
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