NBA Game Summary - Milwaukee at Phoenix|
(Saturday, January 4th)
Final Score: Phoenix 116, Milwaukee 100
Phoenix, AZ (SportsNetwork.com) - Gerald Green scored 24 points and Channing
Frye added 22 as the Phoenix Suns cruised to a 116-100 win over the Milwaukee
Bucks on Saturday.
Green and Frye combined to shoot 10-for-16 from 3-point range.
Goran Dragic added 15 points and six assists and Markieff Morris donated 14
points for the Suns, winners in three of their last four games.
Suns guard Eric Bledsoe missed his second straight game with a sprained right
knee. He is expected to miss up to a week with the injury.
Brandon Knight scored 25 points and dished out eight assists and O.J. Mayo
scored 20 points off the bench for the Bucks, losers in five of their last
Milwaukee allowed 38 points off a season-high 26 turnovers in the setback.
Marcus Morris gave the Suns an 11-point led with his jumper at 2:39 of the
first quarter, but the Bucks closed the frame on a 13-4 run to get within
28-26 after 12 minutes.
Phoenix took a 58-38 lead in the second with Green's triple at the 2:13 mark,
but Milwaukee closed the quarter with another run to go into the break
The Suns' lead swelled to 23 points just past the midway point of the third
quarter, but the Bucks kept chipping away and got their deficit to single
digits, 87-78, entering the final frame.
Mayo had the Bucks within seven, 91-84, 3:20 into the final frame, but the
Suns were able to create some distance with 21-8 flurry and never looked back.
Green's 24 points were a season-high ... Marcus Morris finished with seven
points on 3-of-12 shooting ... Saturday marked the sixth time this season
Milwaukee had 20 or more turnovers ... Caron Butler scored 16 points for the
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