Phoenix 109, Detroit 101

Boxscore | Recap
Friday, March 16, 2012 10:00 PM
Location - US Airways Center, Phoenix, Arizona
Officials - #10 Ron Garretson, #77 Karl Lane, #71 Rodney Mott
Attendance - 17148

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Detroit 27 32 21 21 101
Phoenix 31 23 25 30 109

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Detroit 16-28 12-11 4-17 L1
Phoenix 22-22 14-10 8-12 W3

Recap


SUNS 109, PISTONS 101: Jared Dudley scored 23 points and Steve Nash matched a season-high with 17 assists as host Phoenix even its record at .500.

Marcin Gortat scored 16 and Channing Frye added 15 points and 13 rebounds as the Suns won for the 10th time in 13 games.

Rodney Stuckey had 23 points and eight assists and Brandon Knight added 17 points for the Pistons.

Dudley connected on four of Phoenix’s 10 3-pointers, but it was a close-range shot that was his biggest basket.

Dudley rebounded Frye’s miss and put in the follow with 4:20 remaining to snap a tie and give the Suns a 97-95. The hoop started a string of seven straight points as part of a game-ending 14-6 run that put away the Pistons.

Grant Hill and Robin Lopez added 14 points apiece for Phoenix.

Tayshaun Prince and Jason Maxiell each scored 12 points for the Pistons.

Stuckey had 17 first-half points as Detroit led 59-54 at intermission. The Pistons shot 57.5 percent in the half. Dudley had 18 first-half points for Phoenix.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Nash has six consecutive double-digit outings and is averaging 13.7 assists during the stretch … Stuckey is averaging 25.1 points over the last eight games … Dudley topped 20 points for the third time in four games … The Pistons were 8 of 15 from 3-point range, with Knight sinking four.

Top Game Performances

Detroit   Phoenix
Rodney Stuckey 23 Scoring Jared Dudley 23
Rodney Stuckey 8 Assists Steve Nash 17
Greg Monroe 9 Rebounds Channing Frye 13
Rodney Stuckey 7 Free Throws Made Robin Lopez 6
Ben Gordon 2 Steals Grant Hill 3
Greg Monroe 2 Blocks Channing Frye 2

Team Stats Summary

Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
Detroit 101 51.3 8-15 13-18 23 32 3 6 16
Phoenix 109 49.4 10-20 17-22 32 40 6 6 13

Upcoming Games

  • Phoenix will play their next game at home against Houston. The Suns have a W/L % of .476 after a win and .522 after a loss.
  • Detroit will play their next game on the road against L.A. Clippers . The Pistons have a W/L % of .471 after a win and .296 after a loss.
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