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Suns go for home-and-home sweep of Jazz

(SportsNetwork.com) - The Phoenix Suns go for a sweep of their home-and-home set versus the Utah Jazz Saturday from US Airways Center.

The Suns defeated the Jazz, 112-101, Friday night in Salt Lake City and were led by Markieff Morris's 23 points off the bench. Eric Bledsoe returned to action after missing six straight games with a leg injury and scored 19 points off the bench for the Suns, who have won two in a row and four of five games.

Midway through the second quarter, with the Suns trailing 42-41, Phoenix went on a 17-5 run to take a 58-47 lead with just over two minutes left in the half. The Suns then stumbled a bit in the waning minutes before holding on.

"I thought we played the game very well for three quarters," said Phoenix head coach Jeff Hornacek. "We had the lead and then kind of goofed around a little bit there in the fourth quarter."

Goran Dragic scored 19 points with nine assists and Miles Plumlee added 15 points to go along with 10 rebounds in the win. Channing Frye and Gerald Green, who has started ahead of Bledsoe the past few games, scored 13 points apiece for Phoenix, which made 54.7 percent of its shots.

The Suns are aiming for their first three-game winning streak of the season.

Utah failed to record back-to-back wins for the first time this season with Friday's loss and dropped to 2-15 on the season.

Marvin Williams ended with 18 points, Alec Burks chipped in 16, Derrick Favors added 15 and Trey Burke scored 13 points in the loss. The Jazz shot well at 48.2 percent, but a 31-18 difference in the second quarter put them behind.

"They (Suns) made shots. They got what they wanted," said Utah head coach Tyrone Corbin. "They had us spread out, they got drives (and) they got the ball where they wanted to in the initial part of the offense."

The Jazz hope to capture that elusive first road win of the season and are 0-9 away from Salt Lake City -- 0-5 against the West. The Jazz have lost 10 in a row on the road dating back to last season.

Phoenix has won 10 of the last 14 matchups with the Jazz and five of six contests in the Valley of the Sun.

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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
 
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y= clinched division title
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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
 
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y= clinched division title
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