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Friday, November 1st (All times Eastern)

Utah Jazz (0-1) at Phoenix Suns (1-0), 10 p.m.

(SportsNetwork.com) - The Phoenix Suns weren't expected to do much this season, but opened the 2013-14 campaign on a winning note.

The Suns look to make it two straight wins when they host the Utah Jazz Friday night from US Airways Center.

Phoenix opened the Jeff Hornacek era with a 104-91 victory over the Portland Trail Blazers on Wednesday thanks to a strong second half and 26 points, nine assists and six rebounds from Goran Dragic. Newcomer Eric Bledsoe had 22 points and both P.J. Tucker and Miles Plumlee posted 18 points. Plumlee also grabbed 15 rebounds and had three blocks in his first career start.

"Miles, he is just an athletic guy. You do not have to run a lot of things for him," Hornacek said of Plumlee. "He just did a nice job of really being active out there and putting pressure on their defense."

Plumlee became the first Sun since Shawn Marion in 1999 to have a double- double while making first career start in a season opener.

The Suns, who haven't started 2-0 since winning four straight to open the 2009-10 season, didn't get much from their bench and shot 51.8 percent.

Phoenix was without forward Markieff Morris as he served a one-game suspension for elbowing Oklahoma City's Serge Ibaka in a preseason game. He is expected to see action Friday versus the Jazz.

Utah kicked off its 2013-14 campaign against the Oklahoma City Thunder and dropped a 101-98 decision. Thunder star Kevin Durant lit up the Jazz for 42 points, while Utah was led by Alec Burks' 24 points off the bench.

Derrick Favors posted 15 points and grabbed nine rebounds for the Jazz, who got 14 points and 10 boards out of Enes Kanter. Gordon Hayward ended with 12 points and his potential game-winning 3-pointer was off the mark.

The Jazz played tough over the last 24 minutes and outscored the Thunder 50-44 in the second half.

"I thought our defense in the second half was really, really good," said Jazz coach Tyrone Corbin. "Our execution on offense will have to get better. ... But they're learning."

Utah won three of four meetings with Phoenix last season, but has dropped 10 of its last 15 games in the desert.

Hornacek was an assistant coach for the Jazz before landing the head job in Phoenix this past offseason. Hornacek's No. 14 was retired by the Jazz and he retired in 2000 as the top 3-point shooter in team history (42.8 percent).

11/01 10:38:24 ET

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2013 - 2014 Eastern Conference Standings
 
Atlantic W L PCT GB Home Away Conf Streak
y-Toronto 48 34 .585 --- 26-15 22-19 32-20 L 1
x-Brooklyn 44 38 .537 4 28-13 16-25 26-26 L 2
New York 37 45 .451 11 19-22 18-23 26-26 W 4
Boston 25 57 .305 23 16-25 9-32 21-31 L 2
Philadelphia 19 63 .232 29 10-31 9-32 14-38 W 2
 
Central W L PCT GB Home Away Conf Streak
y-Indiana 56 26 .683 --- 35-6 21-20 38-14 W 2
x-Chicago 48 34 .585 8 27-14 21-20 35-17 L 1
Cleveland 33 49 .402 23 19-22 14-27 21-31 W 1
Detroit 29 53 .354 27 17-24 12-29 23-29 L 4
Milwaukee 15 67 .183 41 10-31 5-36 12-40 L 3
 
Southeast W L PCT GB Home Away Conf Streak
y-Miami 54 28 .659 --- 32-9 22-19 34-18 L 3
x-Washington 44 38 .537 10 22-19 22-19 33-19 W 4
x-Charlotte 43 39 .524 11 25-16 18-23 30-22 W 3
x-Atlanta 38 44 .463 16 24-17 14-27 28-24 W 1
Orlando 23 59 .280 31 19-22 4-37 17-35 L 4
 
x= clinched playoff berth
y= clinched division title
2013 - 2014 Western Conference Standings
 
Northwest W L PCT GB Home Away Conf Streak
y-Oklahoma City 59 23 .720 --- 34-7 25-16 36-16 W 1
x-Portland 54 28 .659 5 31-10 23-18 31-21 W 5
Minnesota 40 42 .488 19 24-17 16-25 23-29 L 3
Denver 36 46 .439 23 22-19 14-27 20-32 L 2
Utah 25 57 .305 34 16-25 9-32 13-39 W 1
 
Pacific W L PCT GB Home Away Conf Streak
y-LA Clippers 57 25 .695 --- 34-7 23-18 36-16 L 1
x-Golden State 51 31 .622 6 27-14 24-17 31-21 W 2
Phoenix 48 34 .585 9 26-15 22-19 28-24 W 1
Sacramento 28 54 .341 29 17-24 11-30 15-37 L 1
LA Lakers 27 55 .329 30 14-27 13-28 15-37 W 2
 
Southwest W L PCT GB Home Away Conf Streak
y-San Antonio 62 20 .756 --- 32-9 30-11 38-14 L 2
x-Houston 54 28 .659 8 33-8 21-20 31-21 L 1
x-Memphis 50 32 .610 12 27-14 23-18 29-23 W 5
x-Dallas 49 33 .598 13 26-15 23-18 29-23 L 1
New Orleans 34 48 .415 28 22-19 12-29 15-37 W 2
 
x= clinched playoff berth
y= clinched division title
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Scoreboard
Local
Final
DUR 3
NOR 2
 
Final
PHI 1
ATL 0
Final
DET 7
CLE 5
Final
MIN 7
TOR 0
Final
TEX 8
SEA 6
Final
SFG 1
LOS 2
Final
SDP 1
COL 3
Final
PIT 11
MIL 2
Final
WAS 0
STL 8
Final
TAM 2
NYY 10
Final
MIN 9
TOR 5
Final
CWS 1
BOS 3
Final
HOU 1
KAN 5
Final
NYR 4
PHI 1
1st OT
STL 3
CHI 3
 
2nd Intermission
COL 2
MIN 4
 
1st Intermission
SJS 3
LOS 0
 
Final
DUR 3
NOR 2