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Suns end Blazers' 11-game run

Updated: 2013-11-29 07:47
( China Daily)

Goran Dragic scored 31 points, Channing Frye added 25 and the Phoenix Suns used their up-tempo style to recover from a poor start and beat Portland 120-106 at home on Wednesday night and snap the Trail Blazers' 11-game winning streak.

Markieff Morris scored 19 and his twin, Marcus, 15 for the Suns, who wiped out a 16-point second-quarter deficit to hand the Blazers their first loss since Nov 5 against Houston.

Two of Portland's three defeats have come against the Suns, who shot 52 percent from the field behind the speedy Dragic, who added 10 assists.

LaMarcus Aldridge had 24 points and Damian Lillard scored 16 points for the Blazers, who had also won six straight on the road.

Suns coach Jeff Hornacek said before the game that he wanted to push the pace, adding, "We are not good when we hold the ball."

The Suns looked sluggish early and Portland looked poised to match the third-longest win streak in franchise history.

But then Dragic picked up the pace.

- Associated Press

(China Daily 11/29/2013 page23)

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