Phoenix 92, Atlanta 87

Date - Friday, March 1, 2013 9:00 PM
Location - US Airways Center, Phoenix, Arizona
Officials - #71 Rodney Mott, #12 Violet Palmer, #40 Leon Wood
Attendance - 15269

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Atlanta 19 20 22 26 87
Phoenix 21 23 28 20 92

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Atlanta 33-24 18-10 15-14 L1
Phoenix 21-39 14-15 7-24 W3

Recap

Suns 92, Hawks 87: Goran Dragic scored 19 points and Phoenix got strong production from the bench to hold off visiting Atlanta and win its third straight.

Marcus Morris with a career-high 16 points and Wesley Johnson with 15 led four reserves in double figures for the Suns, who are enjoying their longest winning streak since taking four straight from Dec. 12-19.

Al Horford scored 20 points and Kyle Korver had 17 as the Hawks had their four-game winning streak come to an end.

Marcus Morris hit back-to-back 3-pointers during an 8-0 run that gave Phoenix a 44-39 lead at the half. The bench came through again late in the third quarter, as Markieff and Marcus Morris each hit a pair of free throws and Johnson drained a 3-pointer in a 7-0 run to end the quarter and send Phoenix into the fourth up 72-61.

Atlanta drew within five points early in the fourth but could not get over the top. Jermaine O’Neal’s mid-range jumper with 2:20 left stretched it back to 92-82 and the Suns were never threatened down the stretch.

GAME NOTEBOOK:
Atlanta F Josh Smith scored five points on 2-of-11 shooting to snap a nine-game streak of double-figure scoring. The five points were his lowest since a 1-for-12 effort against Golden State led to three points on Dec. 15. … Dragic was the only Phoenix starter to reach double figures. The starting point guard left the game in the third quarter with a lower back bruise. … A total of three technical fouls were called on players and Atlanta PG Jeff Teague was hit with a flagrant foul.

Top Game Performances

Atlanta   Phoenix
Al Horford 20 Scoring Goran Dragic 19
Devin Harris 6 Assists Goran Dragic 6
Josh Smith 10 Rebounds Luis Scola 8
Devin Harris 4 Free Throws Made Jermaine O'Neal 4
Al Horford 3 Steals Goran Dragic 3
Al Horford 2 Blocks Goran Dragic 1

Team Stats Summary

Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
Atlanta 87 42.5 8-23 17-22 21 43 6 9 21
Phoenix 92 44.4 10-22 10-12 16 38 3 9 18

Upcoming Games

  • Phoenix will play their next game at home against Toronto. The Suns have a W/L % of .381 after a win and .333 after a loss.
  • Atlanta will play their next game on the road against L.A. Lakers . The Hawks have a W/L % of .545 after a win and .625 after a loss.