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                 === Red-hot Suns welcome Bulls to Phoenix ===
 
 (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 09:30:34 ET