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NBA Game Summary - Portland at Phoenix



(Wednesday, November 27th)

Final Score: Phoenix 120, Portland 106

Phoenix, AZ (SportsNetwork.com) - Goran Dragic made four 3-pointers and had 31 points with 10 assists and the Phoenix Suns ended the Portland Trail Blazers' 11-game winning streak with a 120-106 victory on Wednesday night.

Channing Frye added 25 points, Markieff Morris scored 19 and Marcus Morris had 15 for the Suns, who shot 51.9 percent overall and 10-of-24 from 3-point range to set a season high in points scored.

"Sometimes there's a team that maybe matchups create a little bit of a problem," Suns coach Jeff Hornacek said. "With our point guards, we run a lot of pick and rolls so we make those guys have to guard the pick and rolls. Defensively our guys, we know not to let these guys get three-point shots. That's a big part of their game, so they were just focused."

The Blazers were led by LaMarcus Aldridge's 24 points. They hadn't lost since Nov. 5 to Houston -- their longest winning streak in almost six years.

Damian Lillard scored 16 points in the loss and Nicolas Batum had 15.

The Blazers fell to 13-3, with two of their three losses coming against the Suns.

"I don't know. We had a great start," Batum said. "We played like we want to play: great defense, we put the ball inside, we moved the ball and we were sharing the ball. Everything was perfect. We go up 16 and the bench comes in and they do the same job. Then we aren't making shots, we missed one shot, two shots, three shots and they got hot. And we know when this team gets on fire from three you have to stop them and that's what happened tonight."

Aldridge scored 11 points and the Blazers shot 56.5 percent in the first quarter to take a 32-21 lead. They used a 9-2 run spanning the first and second quarters to build a 39-23 lead after two straight baskets by Joel Freeland.

But the Suns scored 30 of the next 43 points -- Dragic had 11 of them -- and took a 53-52 lead after consecutive 3-pointers by Gerald Green. They shot nearly 60 percent in the quarter and carried a 61-58 edge into halftime.

Frye opened the third quarter with a 3-pointer and Dragic hit one three minutes in to give the Suns a 13-point lead.

Phoenix's advantage reached 14 points going into the fourth quarter at 90-76 and climbed as high as 22.

Game Notes

The Suns start a home-and-home against the Utah Jazz on Friday in Salt Lake City. They will play Saturday in Phoenix ... Phoenix's previous season-high came in a 114-103 win over Denver on Nov. 8 ... The Suns' 16-point comeback was their largest of the season.

11/28 01:43:20 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
 
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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
 
x= clinched playoff berth
y= clinched division title
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