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Tuesday, February 4th (All times Eastern)

Chicago Bulls (23-24) at Phoenix Suns (29-18), 9 p.m.

(SportsNetwork.com) - The Phoenix Suns have been on a roll lately and will try to keep the momentum going Tuesday night when they welcome the Chicago Bulls to US Airways Center.

The Suns have won five straight and seven of their last eight. They recently swept a four-game eastern trip, which included a rare road victory in Indiana, something that has happened just twice this season for visitors to Bankers Life Fieldhouse.

Upon return to Phoenix, Goran Dragic scored 25 points on 10-of-14 shooting and added five rebounds and four assists to lead the Suns over the Charlotte Bobcats, 105-95, on Saturday.

"It feels like I'm playing basketball with my friends back home with no pressure," said Dragic, a native of Slovenia. "I get great support from my teammates. It's just fun."

Wonder how many Western Conference Player of the Month awards Dragic won back in Slovenia because he earned that honor on Monday. He averaged 26.8 points, 6.0 assists and 4.0 rebounds and shot 63.9 percent from the field and 69.2 percent from 3-point territory.

In addition, Dragic tied a career-long streak with four straight games with 20-plus points.

The Suns built a 27-point lead against Charlotte by making 56.7 percent of their shots over the first three quarters.

Marcus Morris and twin brother Markieff provided 15 and 13 points, respectively, in the victory.

The Bulls tallied their second straight loss on this marathon road trip to move to 1-2. After a win in San Antonio, Chicago lost at New Orleans and got clobbered in Sacramento.

The Bulls lost 99-70 to the Kings Monday as they haven't scored 100 point in their last seven.

Chicago shot just 28.2 percent (22-of-78) from the floor, 20 percent (4- for-20) from the 3-point line and were outrebounded 53-30. They Bulls allowed the Kings to shoot over 50 percent from the field.

"You got to learn from it, you have to make your corrections," Bulls head coach Tom Thibodeau said.

All-Star center Joakim Noah was ejected in the third quarter when he picked up two technical fouls in less than three minutes. He yelled obscenities at the referees while being escorted off the court.

"I shouldn't have acted that way. I apologized. I'm sorry," Noah told the team's website. "All three of the referees out there were trying to do their jobs and I should've never said the things that I said. Hope they accept my apology. I hope we can move on from this."

Noah will probably have to move on a little lighter in the wallet.

Jimmy Butler had 17 points to lead Chicago, followed by 11 apiece from Tony Snell and Taj Gibson.

The Bulls still have to visit Golden State and the Los Angeles Lakers on this trip.

Chicago defeated Phoenix at home on Jan. 7 and has taken five of the last six meetings. The Bulls have won four straight as the visitor in this series.

02/04 10:28:25 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
7th
NOR 0
DUR 1
 
Final
CHC 1
CIN 4
4th
PIT 2
MIL 0
 
4th
WAS 1
STL 1
 
4th
CLE 0
TOR 0
 
3rd
DET 0
ANA 2
 
4th
NYM 0
ATL 1
 
3rd
BOS 0
BAL 2
 
3rd
TAM 0
NYY 4
 
2nd
MIA 3
SEA 2
 
8:05pm Tonight
TEX
CWS
8:10pm Tonight
KAN
MIN
8:40pm Tonight
COL
PHI
10:05pm Tonight
OAK
HOU
10:10pm Tonight
LOS
ARI
10:10pm Tonight
SDP
SFG
1st Intermission
TAM 0
MON 0
 
1st
BOS 0
DET 0
 
10:00pm Tonight
ANA
DAL
7th
NOR 0
DUR 1