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NBA Game Summary - Utah at Phoenix



(Friday, November 1st)

Final Score: Phoenix 87, Utah 84

Phoenix, AZ (SportsNetwork.com) - Once Eric Bledsoe got off the schneid, there was no turning back.

Bledsoe scored the Suns' final 14 points, including a go-ahead 3-pointer with 0.7 seconds left, in Phoenix's 87-84 triumph over the Utah Jazz.

Bledsoe missed 10 of his first 11 shots from the field before making three of his last four. He had 17 of his 18 points in the final frame.

After Bledsoe split a pair of foul shots to give the Suns an 84-81 lead with 30.4 seconds left, Gordon Hayward nailed a game-tying triple over P.J. Tucker from straightaway with 22.9 ticks to go.

Bledsoe then took the clock down and lulled Hayward to sleep before rising above him and swishing the trey from the top of the arc.

"I knew that he was playing me to drive so I was going to wait until the clock got really low to shoot it but I already had it in my mind that I was going to shoot it. I had planned on it being a three. He dared me to shoot and so I knew I was going to shoot it," Bledsoe said.

Following a timeout, Hayward stepped out of bounds along the left wing.

Phoenix head coach Jeff Hornacek, meanwhile, has the Suns at 2-0 for the first time in four years after defeating the organization he was with for the past two decades.

After beginning the first six years of his career with the Suns, Hornacek spent the final 6 1/2 seasons with the Jazz alongside John Stockton and Karl Malone where Utah reached consecutive NBA Finals. Hornacek retired in 2000 before returning to the Jazz in 2007 as a shooting coach. He joined head coach Tyrone Corbin as an assistant in 2011 before taking the Suns head coaching gig during the offseason.

Miles Plumlee added 13 points and 13 rebounds in the triumph.

Enes Kanter registered 20 points and 12 boards, Derrick Favors had 14 points and 17 rebounds and Hayward added 18 points, 10 boards and eight assists for Utah, which dropped its opener to the Oklahoma City Thunder on Wednesday.

"We had a couple of turnovers there that really hurt us," Corbin said of the final four minutes.

Bledsoe's onslaught began with a three-point play to tie the game at 76-76 with 4:02 left. Kanter converted a layup at the other end, but Bledsoe answered with his first three of the game. He missed his first five attempts from distance.

Favors' spin move and layup along the left baseline gave the Jazz an 80-79 lead, but the pendulum swung back in the Suns' favor after Bledsoe sunk four straight from the charity stripe for an 83-80 spread with 1:34 left.

Hayward made 1-of-2 free throws with 35.5 to go to pull Utah with two.

Earlier, Phoenix took a 29-23 margin after a quarter of play before the Jazz outscored the hosts 23-14 in the second to take a 46-43 spread into the break.

The Jazz led 53-45 early in the third before Dionte Christmas tallied the final seven points of a 9-1 swing to tie the game at 54-54 midway through the frame.

Phoenix took a 63-62 edge into the fourth.

Game Notes

Suns starting point guard Goran Dragic exited the game in the third quarter with a right face contusion following a collision with teammate Markieff Morris ... Phoenix scored 22 points off 21 Utah turnovers.

11/02 01:53:47 ET

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2013 - 2014 Eastern Conference Standings
 
Atlantic W L PCT GB Home Away Conf Streak
y-Toronto 48 33 .593 --- 26-15 22-18 32-19 W 2
x-Brooklyn 44 37 .543 4 28-13 16-24 26-25 L 1
New York 36 45 .444 12 18-22 18-23 25-26 W 3
Boston 25 56 .309 23 16-24 9-32 21-30 L 1
Philadelphia 18 63 .222 30 10-31 8-32 13-38 W 1
 
Central W L PCT GB Home Away Conf Streak
y-Indiana 55 26 .679 --- 35-6 20-20 37-14 W 1
x-Chicago 48 33 .593 7 27-14 21-19 35-16 W 1
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Detroit 29 52 .358 26 17-24 12-28 23-29 L 3
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Southeast W L PCT GB Home Away Conf Streak
y-Miami 54 27 .667 --- 32-8 22-19 34-17 L 2
x-Washington 43 38 .531 11 22-19 21-19 32-19 W 3
x-Charlotte 42 39 .519 12 24-16 18-23 29-22 W 2
x-Atlanta 37 44 .457 17 24-17 13-27 27-24 L 1
Orlando 23 58 .284 31 19-21 4-37 17-34 L 3
 
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2013 - 2014 Western Conference Standings
 
Northwest W L PCT GB Home Away Conf Streak
y-Oklahoma City 58 23 .716 --- 33-7 25-16 36-16 L 2
x-Portland 53 28 .654 5 30-10 23-18 30-21 W 4
Minnesota 40 41 .494 18 24-16 16-25 23-28 L 2
Denver 36 45 .444 22 22-18 14-27 20-31 L 1
Utah 24 57 .296 34 16-25 8-32 12-39 L 5
 
Pacific W L PCT GB Home Away Conf Streak
y-LA Clippers 57 24 .704 --- 34-7 23-17 36-15 W 2
x-Golden State 50 31 .617 7 27-14 23-17 30-21 W 1
Phoenix 47 34 .580 10 26-15 21-19 27-24 L 3
Sacramento 28 53 .346 29 17-23 11-30 15-36 W 1
LA Lakers 26 55 .321 31 14-27 12-28 14-37 W 1
 
Southwest W L PCT GB Home Away Conf Streak
y-San Antonio 62 19 .765 --- 32-8 30-11 38-13 L 1
x-Houston 54 27 .667 8 33-8 21-19 31-20 W 2
x-Dallas 49 32 .605 13 26-15 23-17 29-22 W 1
x-Memphis 49 32 .605 13 26-14 23-18 28-23 W 4
New Orleans 33 48 .407 29 21-19 12-29 14-37 W 1
 
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y= clinched division title
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