Phoenix 99, Utah 84

Boxscore | Recap
Friday, December 14, 2012 9:00 PM
Location - US Airways Center, Phoenix, Arizona
Officials - #33 Sean Corbin, #29 Mark Lindsay, #14 Ed Malloy
Attendance - 14182

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Utah 22 20 23 19 84
Phoenix 34 22 21 22 99

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Utah 13-11 9-1 4-10 L1
Phoenix 9-15 7-5 2-10 W2

Recap


Suns 99, Jazz 84: Jared Dudley scored a game-high 22 points on 9-for-12 shooting from the field as Phoenix continued its home dominance of Utah.

Goran Dragic had 17 points and Marcin Gortat added a double-double (12 points, 14 rebounds) for the Suns, who defeated the Jazz for the fourth straight time in Arizona. The victory was Phoenix's second in a row following a seven-game losing skid.

Al Jefferson recorded 14 points and 11 rebounds for the Jazz, who saw their season-best four-game winning streak come to an end.

Phoenix extended its lead to 56-36 on Dragic's layup, but the Suns went scoreless over the final 3:34 as Utah closed the deficit to 14 at the half. Despite the Jazz's late rally, the 14-point cushion was the Suns' largest halftime lead of the season.

Derrick Favors made a pair of short jumpers to ignite a 7-2 run to start the fourth quarter, but Phoenix scored 12 of the next 14 points over a 5 1/2-minute stretch to seal the victory.

GAME NOTEBOOK: With the teams tied at 18-18, Michael Beasley ignited a 16-4 surge to end the first quarter by drilling a pair of 3-pointers and sinking a short jumper. ... Phoenix G Shannon Brown recorded a steal to match a career high by collecting at least one in 10 consecutive games. ... Utah won the teams' first meeting with a 94-81 triumph on Nov. 10.

Top Game Performances

Utah   Phoenix
Al Jefferson 14 Scoring Jared Dudley 22
Mo Williams 7 Assists Goran Dragic 5
Al Jefferson 11 Rebounds Marcin Gortat 14
Derrick Favors 3 Free Throws Made Goran Dragic 5
DeMarre Carroll 2 Steals Jared Dudley 3
Al Jefferson 3 Blocks Michael Beasley 3

Team Stats Summary

Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
Utah 84 40.2 3-11 15-21 19 47 8 11 16
Phoenix 99 45.8 6-13 17-22 23 43 9 9 12

Upcoming Games

  • Phoenix will play their next game at home against Sacramento. The Suns have a W/L % of .333 after a win and .400 after a loss.
  • Utah will play their next game at home against Memphis. The Jazz have a W/L % of .571 after a win and .500 after a loss.