Entering the game between the Phoenix Suns and Utah Jazz, the Suns were a game behind the Jazz in the standings in the Western Conference. The Suns fell behind as many as 13 points, but rallied in the second half to net their six straight win at US Airways Center and beat the Jazz 120-111.
The first quarter was one of little defense by Phoenix. The Jazz shot 54 percent from the field and led by eight. However, the Suns responded with a 31 point quarter, including a 11-0 run, to tie the score just before halftime.
The second half belonged to the Suns, who got a balanced scoring effort from their starting lineup and energy from their bench.
Three Suns scored over 20 points. Channing Frye led the way with 26 points and nine rebounds, including 5-10 on threes. Marcin Gortat added 25 and Jared Dudley 21. Steve Nash had his fifth straight double-double with 12 points and 16 assists.
Utah was led in scoring by both Al Jefferson and Paul Millsap with 18 points.
The win pulled the Suns into a virtual tie with the Jazz in the Western Conference.
Phoenix plays next on Thursday against the Clippers and again on Friday against the Pistons.
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