Having lost three of their last four games, including their last three, the Phoenix Suns got back in the win column on Wednesday with a 114-87 win against the Portland Trail Blazers.
The Suns used a consistent effort to pull away from the Blazers. Phoenix won all four quarters, methodically building its lead to 27. Phoenix led by four points after the first quarter, but extended the lead to 13 at halftime with a 28-19 second quarter. Marcin Gortat finished with 22 points including 16 in the first half. Gortat was extremely efficient, making 11 of 14 shots from the field.
Phoenix ranks in the bottom third of the league in three-point percentage, but the Suns were on fire from deep against Portland. The Suns entered the game shooting 32.0 percent from three-point range, but made 41.2 percent (7-17) on Wednesday. Overall, Phoenix shot the ball extremely well, making 59.7 percent of its field goal attempts.
In addition to Gortat, five other Suns scored in double figures including Markieff Morris, who scored a season-high 19 points. Damian Lillard led the Blazers with a game-high 24 points.