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.