Utah 111, Phoenix 120

Boxscore | Recap
Wednesday, March 14, 2012 10:30 PM
Location - US Airways Center, Phoenix, Arizona
Officials - #56 Mark Ayotte, #23 Jason Phillips, #63 Derek Richardson
Attendance - 14076

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Utah 30 23 29 29 111
Phoenix 22 31 36 31 120

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Utah 20-22 15-6 5-16 L1
Phoenix 20-22 13-10 7-12 W1

Recap


SUNS 120, JAZZ 111: Channing Frye led the way with 26 points and nine rebounds as Phoenix inched closer to .500 and pulled even with Utah, 2 1/2 games behind the No. 8 spot in the Western Conference.

Marcin Gortat scored 25 points, Jared Dudley added 21 and Steve Nash handed out 16 assists as the Suns (20-22) won for the eighth time in 11 games.

The Jazz are stumbling in the other direction, having dropped three of four.

Phoenix grabbed control in the third quarter, as Frye and Dudley combined for five 3-pointers in the frame to take an 89-82 lead into the fourth.

Utah came back to tie it twice early in the final frame but Frye connected again from beyond the arc to make it 96-93 with 8:26 to play. The Suns never trailed again.

Phoenix scored on six straight possessions later in the frame, pushing it to 112-102 when Nash found Gortat for a layup with 2:54 to play. Nash clinched it at the free throw line, hitting all six shots in the final 52 seconds.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Al Jefferson and Paul Millsap scored 18 points apiece to lead the Jazz. … Phoenix shot 56.4 percent from the field, including 9 for 19 from beyond the arc. … Utah’s bench nearly outscored the starters, totaling 55 points.

Top Game Performances

Utah   Phoenix
Al Jefferson 18 Scoring Channing Frye 26
Jamaal Tinsley 8 Assists Steve Nash 16
Paul Millsap 10 Rebounds Channing Frye 9
C.J. Miles 3 Free Throws Made Steve Nash 8
Paul Millsap 3 Steals Jared Dudley 2
Derrick Favors 1 Blocks Channing Frye 4

Team Stats Summary

Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
Utah 111 52.2 5-13 12-17 22 42 3 8 12
Phoenix 120 56.4 9-19 23-32 29 34 6 8 13

Upcoming Games

  • Phoenix will play their next game on the road against L.A. Clippers. The Suns have a W/L % of .421 after a win and .522 after a loss.
  • Utah will play their next game at home against Minnesota. The Jazz have a W/L % of .429 after a win and .524 after a loss.
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